Thank you everyone who came to my talk at WordCamp. Here are my slides: Though if you missed the talk it may be easier to follow along with the original hack cleanup guide it was based upon. Please feel free to reach out with any follow-up comments or questions you might have, and see you next time!
So you’ve been hacked, now what?? In my last post on WordPress security, “How Secure is WordPress“, I suggested hiring a professional ASAP when you’ve been hacked. I’m sticking with that advice — especially if your site is important to your business, better to let someone that has experience cleaning up these kind of messes take care […]
Let’s face it, WordPress is a big target for hackers. It’s used by a huge number of sites, powering > 20% of all websites by many estimates. Builtwith reports 20% of their sample of 1.7M sites use WordPress, including 11% of the top 10k sites. Anyway you slice it — that’s a lot of sites, and […]
I love WordPress, but one of the biggest pains has always been keeping it up-to-date and secure when you’ve got more than one or two installs. If you’ve got only a couple installs then just manually logging into each one and doing updates and making sure you haven’t broken anything isn’t too bad. As soon […]
For me, one of the most rewarding things in systems architecture is taking something that is slow and laggy and making it way faster. Seeing an HTML call drop from 800ms to 200ms is probably a lot more exciting than really it should be. But there’s real danger in just “optimizing everything” without real knowledge […]
When creating and launching a new site, the question of whether to use a CDN (content delivery network) and which one to use will inevitably come up. So we’re going to try and identify the different ways in which a CDN can be used, and when you really need one. What is a CDN? We’re […]