Fixing a Hacked Site

This is a past event

21 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person

Grand Circus

1570 Woodward Avenue · Detroit, MI

How to find us

Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower, on Woodward, South of Witherell, and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors.

Location image of event venue


Your phone rings. A client informs you that a WordPress site YOU developed and maintain for them has been hacked.

• Where do you begin?

• What do you do?

• How will you prevent it from happening again?


Seth Alling is a developer turned designer turned developer, who has been working with WordPress since 2009 and currently works as the Lead Developer for Ranch House Designs.

When he’s not developing (or designing), you can find him running, playing soccer or spending time with his wife and sons.


6:30pm: Welcome and introductions
6:50pm: Presentation
7:30pm: Q&A and discussion
8:10pm: End and thanks to our sponsors
8:15pm: Networking
8:30pm: Time to go

Host: Norm Euker

Volunteer List

Set Up:

Greeting: Randy Walker


Photography: Larisa B.

We need volunteers... for photography, taking/publishing notes on our blog, greeting people when they arrive, setting up, and tweeting.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this, or any meetup, just let the host of the meetup know. You will get in free for the meetup you help at when you volunteer, we appreciate the help!

Parking and Venue information

Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (, and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors.

Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn left when you get off the elevator, then turn right and look for the signs directing you to the room.

Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also limited paid street parking on the streets.

The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF) (

Note: with the M-1 rail construction downtown, it will be challenging to maneuver downtown streets and find street parking. Stay current on the construction by visiting the M-1 construction page (

Please note that if there are less than 10 people registered, we'll cancel event and notify everyone by Sunday before meetup.