The past few months have been a series of “Rock your WordPress World” events for our community. The rapid growth in the popularity of WordPress has made our sites tempting targets for hackers. The attackers have become more ingenious — sniffing out vulnerabilities in WordPress themes, plugins and even core code.
Fitting to the disturbing topic, it was a dark and blustery night in the ’40-Acre-Woods’ of Austin, but 16 stalwart Austin WordPress members showed up for a lively discussion about the state of WordPress security.
We started the night with a review of the various exploits using WordPress Plugins as access to vulnerable WordPress sites and then reviewed processes and tools to protect our WordPress sites. Nick Batik lead the discussion. For his slide deck and notes from the meeting please go to: http://handsonwp.com/knowledge-base/basic-wordpress-site-security-practices/