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Spreading the Word on WordPress Security

By Angela Molina , Chris Burgess

When I say website security, do you feel excited, anxious or just unsure?

Most people find it hard to love security, even though we know it’s something that shouldn’t be neglected or overlooked.

WordPress users – did you know that WordPress powers a third of the web? This brings a lot of benefits – a great, supportive community, plenty of plugins and tools – but it also makes WordPress a popular target for attackers. As website owners or developers, we need to be responsible for the websites that we build and maintain. There’s a massive ecosystem of both free and paid tools and services to help keep our websites clean and secure.

We’ve been holding monthly webinars with experts on all manner of subjects, and this week we’ll be discussing WordPress security. Chris Burgess, Co-Founder of Clickify and SitePoint’s very own WordPress editor will be joining us to share his wisdom.

Chris will explore the risks associated with common web security issues and provide some handy tips. He’ll even cover some practical, real-world preventative measures you can use to protect and monitor your WordPress website right away. If that wasn’t enough to have you circling this event in your schedule — you’ll also have your chance to join in the discussion and ask Chris your very own question!

When is this happening?

Set your alarm for: June 22nd, 2016 at 1pm (PST). Don’t miss out, register for the event now.

Chris Burgess WordPress Security Webinar Poster

  • amit d

    The webinar was informative and useful!
    Thank you, Chris and Angela.

    • http://chrisburgess.com.au/ Chris Burgess

      Thanks for the feedback @disqus_LFMIWAYChh:disqus :)

    • Angela Molina

      Thanks Amit! :)

  • Ben Andersen

    Do you offer a replay of the webinar?

  • Dean

    Can you post a link to a recording?

  • MarkCanada2015

    Suggestion: Steps to take to clean a wordpress site from a complete hack. Methods of checking and cleaning things out, tools that are useful for this arduous job etc, all without backups.

    This because web designers deal with requests from people who failed to take the necessary steps to secure the site and have no backups. Even backups from website hosts were corrupted (in a case I dealt with).

    • http://chrisburgess.com.au/ Chris Burgess

      Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll work on this so stay tuned!

  • http://PaulAppleby.com/ Paul Appleby

    So sorry I missed the webinar. Work got in the way. As already asked below by Dean and Ben, can I some how read the text or view the video of your presentation?

    • http://chrisburgess.com.au/ Chris Burgess

      Hi @disqus_lpBlbJkdIS:disqus @ajareutzel:disqus @disqus_ukRySeOqVA:disqus @ben_andersen:disqus — we’re working on it, will keep this page updated.

      • http://PaulAppleby.com/ Paul Appleby

        Excellent! Sooner than later.

      • Aja Reutzel

        Thank you very much for the response! :)) @chrisburgessau:disqus

    • Angela Molina

      Hey everyone! You can find the recap here: https://www.sitepoint.com/premium/screencasts/handling-wordpress-security
      Happy watching! :)

  • Aja Reutzel

    I would also like to know if there is a link to the recording for premium members.

  • Nick

    Is anyone interested in limited time free security of WordPress using our product pixelpin? If so email me at nick.potts@pixelpin.co.uk. We also offer most other web app plugins

  • Angela Molina

    Hey everyone, apologies for the delay. We should have a replay back to you within a day. :)

  • Aja Reutzel

    This is incredible, Thank you so much for the resources!

  • Angela Molina

    Hi all! Sorry for the delay, the webinar has been posted as of yesterday at: https://www.sitepoint.com/premium/screencasts/handling-wordpress-security
    Happy watching!

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