WordPress Security Webinar with WebDevStudios – video and slides

WordPress Security Webinar

After a short summer break our educational webinar initiative continues with WordPress! Yesterday we hosted our first WordPress webinar about WordPress security with Brad Williams and Brian Messenlehner from WebDevStudios. We had a really good crowd of attendees and a great discussion at the end.

There are more webinars to come and we would love to hear from you about your preferred topics. Throw your suggestions in the comments below!

As the tradition goes, we’re sharing the video replay and the presentation slides!

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VP of Strategic Partnerships

After 10+ years at SiteGround, probably the only thing I haven’t done (yet) here is writing code. Today I help SiteGround grow our client base through events and partnerships. I have the immense pleasure to do it with the help of the best team members which I am also privileged to call friends.

9 Comments

  1. Reply September 28, 2013 / 07:57 Chandrak VaniaSiteGround Team

    I am going to tell you real security problem with wordpress.
    1. Many wordpress username is admin.
    2. Many idiots keep password like password, consider, mom, papa, daddy,birth date, brother.
    Most hackers hack wordpress blog just to add their website links to rank high on google.

  2. Reply September 28, 2013 / 22:20 BryanSiteGround Team

    Thanks for presenting this webinar.

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  4. Reply October 2, 2013 / 12:47 Asad Zaman KhanSiteGround Team

    A big thanks for this Webinar. Love you Siteground <3

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  8. Reply November 6, 2013 / 02:51 nirmalaSiteGround Team

    Locking down wp-admin and wp-login using the SSL code like
    define ('FORCE_SSL_LOGIN', true)

    Can this be done in the site where SSL is installed or can it be used in all the sites?

  9. Reply November 7, 2013 / 02:35 Daniel KanchevSiteGround Team

    Hey nirmala! The following code:

    define (‘FORCE_SSL_LOGIN’, true);

    will redirect all login attempts from:

    http://yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php

    to:

    https://yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php

    My advice is to use the code only if you have a valid SSL certificate for your domain name. If you don't have private SSL certificates for your domain names then your browser will display a warning message and inform you that the SSL is not trusted. If you want to protect just the WP admin area use the following code:

    define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true);

    You can find the official documentation at:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Over_SSL

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