WordPress Security Special – 23rd August
Date: 23rd August, 18:00
Location: Futurelabs. 1 Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7LY
What’s on this month?
Matthew Haines-Young – Writing Secure Code for WordPress
This talk is aimed at anyone who writes code in WordPress. In this session, Matt runs through some bulletproof security concepts when writing custom WordPress code. We’ll also be looking at some examples of bad coding and how this can lead to your site being hacked and exploited! Matt is a senior developer at Human Made, with experience of building enterprise WordPress sites.
Tim Nash – Security is Everyone’s Responsibility
Using real examples of exploits reported in themes and plugins, Tim will be discussing steps you can take to improve the security of your WordPress site. If you’re a developer or theme designer, you can learn from other’s mistakes and make sure you don’t repeat them. However, it’s not just developers – security is for everyone so Tim will cover practical tips to help anyone keep their site nice and safe.
Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.
A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free, and are letting us extend the event to 8:30pm!
We’re now on Meetup.com – come join us there and signup to let us know you are coming along (it’s free, of course).
- 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
- 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
- 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
- 6:30pm: Security talk from Matthew Haines-Young
- 7:10pm: Break for refreshments
- 7:20pm: Security talk from Tim Nash
- 8:00pm: Q&A
- 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social
After the event, we will be heading to a nearby pub for further discussion and drinks.
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