Introduction to AMP (accelerated mobile pages) and WordPress security


Fast loading pages and security are hot topics in the WordPress world, so we've got two great talks lined up: Introduction to AMP (accelerated mobile pages) and WordPress security. Both of our speakers work from Temple Studios (, creative office spaces right next to Temple Meads and the delicious Hart's bakery (


WordPress security: the basics

Matt Tomlinson - Web developer and Director of the Digital Department (

WordPress has an undeserved reputation for being insecure. The WordPress codebase is secure. However, vulnerabilities can easily be introduced through poor set-up and configuration by the site administrator.

I'm often asked by clients how best to secure their site, and I’ve seen all sorts of ingenious approaches over the years. As ever in life, it mostly comes down to getting the basics right and keeping on top of things. In this talk, I'll walk you through the basic mistakes to avoid and cover some more advanced tips and tricks.

Level: Beginner

Getting AMPed: An introduction to Accelerated Mobile Pages

David Darke - Founder / Lead Developer at Atomic Smash

@david_darke ( /

Firstly, we’ll look into how to get started using AMP in a matter of minutes, before diving into how it actually works and who the technology is aimed at.

Lastly, I’ll touch on the most important aspect of any new technology, “Should we bother?“.

Level: Intermediate


You'll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to get started at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we provide.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own update. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.00pm (ish).

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there...