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Advanced Custom Fields & Securing Your WordPress Website

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Join WordPress users, bloggers, designers, developers and more at WordPress North East

18:00 - Informal mingling

Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North.

18:10 - Introduction - sponsor introductions and WPNE update

18:15 - Presentation - Richard Carter, Peacock Carter (http://www.peacockcarter.com/)

Advanced Custom Fields for WordPress

WordPress is a great content management system, but WordPress core doesn't let you do everything all the time.

This talk looks at how you can use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress to add custom fields to different post types and page templates.

18:45 - Presentation - Nathan Platt, Solidblueliquid (https://solblu.uk)

Securing Your WordPress Website

WordPress security is paramount in today’s Internet world, the amount of hackers attempting to bypass WordPress grows day by day. We’re teach you about the plugins you should use to help secure your website, the simple tricks you can deploy and how to harden your hosting to stop a multitude of attacks.

We’ll also talk about the security at your host and what you need to ask to get the best for your site! Do they offer Cloudflare (what is Cloudflare?), firewalls (hardware/software), are they patching their servers and which PHP versions are on offer, and why you need to avoid some of them.

All in all, a very technical but essential topic for all WordPress users.

Nathan is MD of Solidblueliquid LTD, Web Hosting company based in Middlesbrough, rated 14 in the country on Trustpilot reviews. I’ve worked in IT for 20 years, for companies such as NetApp, Ramsdens Financial, Sage, HP, Wolseley and Freeserve (or Wanado/Orange depending on your age). I’m a Master’s degree graduate of Teesside University and hold a NCDA from Netapp.

19:15- Q&A

Our community question and answer session. Have a WordPress question? Ask the WordPress North East community!

19:30 - Social!

After the talk and a question and answer session, join the WordPress North East community in the pub! We'll be meeting in the Warerooms, just around the corner from the venue.