What to shove up your .htaccess

Simon Bragg of website and design agency Sibra gave a talk on Monday about the .htaccess file. This file is found in the root directory of websites running on Apache web servers (so check what server software you are using if the htaccess is missing). It controls access to pages on the site, handles redirects and can […]

Practical WordPress Security with Tim Nash

Tim Nash (@tnash) from 34SP joined us on Monday 14 May to share his knowledge of WordPress security. You can see slides from Tim’s recent talks on security here Tim’s said: Thanks folks who came to my Practical Security talk at WP Cambridge last night. Today it’s time to take action we covered a lot of […]

WordPress News – WP 4.9.1 and State of the Word 2017

Top stories WordPress 4.9.1 Released Mostly a security and maintenance release (point releases are normally bug and security fixes). Fixes page template issue: 4.9 introduced an error whereby users would discover that page templates wouldn’t appear in the Template drop down when editing a page. See more at: WP Tavern Gutenberg 1.8 Released, includes block […]

October 2017 Meetup: Managing WordPress & WP Transients

Managing WordPress Steven Watts of Newt Labs talked about WordPress management, which also included a quick introduction to Slack – an instant messaging/support system. See the slides below: This is a cut down version of the presentation, for more see https://www.slideshare.net/StevenWatts8/managing-wordpress Takeaways: where to get help, how to setup a staging site, a backup strategy, quick security wins, […]

Security with Tim Nash

Another amazing guest speaker – this time Tim Nash of 34SP.com (and timnash.co.uk). Tim is the platform lead at 34SP.com for their Managed WordPress product in addition to being the company’s Developer Advocate. Tim’s presentation managed to be both scary and reassuring about security: making it clear that security is everyone’s responsibility but also that there are […]

Understanding the Motivators, Tactics and Impacts of Hackers

Steven Watts spoke about some of the nefarious things hackers do and the motivators behind why they do it to help website owners weigh up the risks and see if website security is something that needs to be taken into consideration within their business. You can find a full write up covering all aspects of […]