About the Topic:
Due to popular request ("security" was the #1 ranked topic in our recent member poll), Geoff Myers of SimDex Consulting, Inc. will be presenting a general overview of WordPress security best practices to help you prevent your site from being hacked, attacked, infected, compromised, or otherwise negatively affected by third parties, human or bot.
Subtopics of this presentation will include – but are not limited to – the following:
— Apache / NGINX configuration (web server / host)
— Automatic backups (best practice)
— Automatic updates (best practice)
— CloudFlare (service / CDN)
— iThemes Security (plugin)
— PHP configuration (web server / host)
— Recovering after a hack (post-hack cleanup)
— StatusCake (uptime monitoring service)
— Sucuri (service / plugin)
— Uptime Robot (uptime monitoring service)
— Wordfence (plugin)
— And more!
About the Speaker:
Geoff Myers has been involved in and excited about business, marketing, design, and technology since 2004, when he founded SimDex Consulting, Inc. at the age of 14 in his hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Although SimDex originally started as an IT consulting and support company, it evolved into a web design and development agency by 2008, and eventually matured into a full-service digital marketing consulting firm by 2016, specializing in custom WordPress web application development. For more than 12 years, Geoff has been designing and coding for the web while also growing his – and his clients' – businesses through the application of strategic marketing technologies and the development of custom-built, user-focused web applications.
Geoff originally started out building static websites with Dreamweaver in HTML and CSS, but shifted to using the Joomla! content management system (CMS) by 2008, when version 1.5 was released. In 2010, he fell in love with – and became addicted to – WordPress and its community. Since then, Geoff has designed, developed, marketed, managed, and maintained over 60 WordPress-powered websites for a wide variety of clients in terms of industry, size, type, and location. Lately, Geoff has focused on building highly personalized web applications and integrations for WordPress using PHP and MySQL, the building blocks of WordPress itself.
Questions? Contact Geoff:
President + CEO | SimDex Consulting, Inc.
email@example.com | www.simdex.org
651.447.6247 | 414.455.6675