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WordPress Security Basics

About the Talk

November 12, 2014 6:30 AM

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

This talk serves as a basic security primer for WordPress developers and site owners. Rather than focus on one of the black-box security plugins available, attendees will walk away with easy-to-implement, actionable steps to protect themselves from being exploited.

Major points to be covered:

  • Password guidelines
  • Keeping WordPress up-to-date How safe is it to upgrade core? Risks posed by third-party extensions
  • Utilizing the WordPress permission system ** Understanding roles and capabilities
  • Hardening your WordPress installation wp-config.php settings File permissions

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