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158 – Keeping WordPress secure with Ryan Dewhurst from WPScan

158 - Keeping WordPress secure with Ryan Dewhurst from WPScan - WP Builds WordPress Podcast

Who wants a hacked website. Anyone… anyone… Bueller! No? It’s something that nobody wants, to wake up to discover that your WordPress website(s) have been breached and that unexpected things are now happening. Perhaps it’s benign, but it might be serious. Data has been downloaded and you’ve got to spend time ameliorating the situation. Ryan Dewhurst is on the podcast today to chat through the WordPress security landscape. What people hack, what they gain and how the good guys are fighting back and trying to provide useful information to help us all stay safe. Ryan is behind WPScan, the WPScan Vulnerability Database and WPScan.io, all tools which enable you to stay up-to-date with the latest information about WordPress security. It’s been a labour of love for a long time, and he’s dedicated many, many hours so that you and I can sleep well at night. Great guy and a great episode…

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154 – Because online privacy matters, we need people like Heather Burns

Because online privacy matters, we need people like Heather Burns - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Once in a while you attend an event and the speaker is so eloquent, so immersed in their talk, that you listen with an intensity that it out of the ordinary. Such was a talk given by the guest of the podcast today, Heather Burns. It was at WordCamp London in 2017, and I was in the audience. It was about online privacy, an area that she’s an expert in. Today we discuss what online privacy actually is and how you need to be mindful about it as you build your WordPress websites. It’s becoming more important year by year as we’re now realising that we’re often sacrificing our data and it might be used in ways that we’re really not comfortable with. Join me as I discuss where you can make a difference and how WordPress is positioning itself with regards to privacy.

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150 – Kinsta hosting on Google’s Cloud with Brian Jackson

Kinsta hosting on GoCloud with Brian Jackson - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Today we have a chat with Brian Jackson from Kinsta. Kinsta are a managed WordPress hosting company who have grow rapidly since their inception in 2013. When they started managed WordPress hosting was not the giant business that it was today. In those days we were still opting for shared hosting and VPS hosting. But with the advent of cloud platforms such as Amazon’s AWS and Google Cloud, there came an opportunity for people with the skills to leverage those platforms and repurpose them as WordPress specific hosting solutions. Find out how Kinsta works and see if they are a good fit for your next WordPress project.

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141 – Feeling insecure about security (Part 2)

Feeling insecure about security (Part 2) - WP Builds WordPress podcast

This is the second episode about WordPress security. In this podcast we talk about the range of security plugins that we’ve heard of. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, bit we cover some of the main options that you’ve heard of. We discuss these WordPress security plugins; what options do they offer, do we understand what they’re doing and how do we pass on the responsibility for security to our WordPress website clients? Have a listen and post your comments…

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140 – Feeling insecure about security (Part 1)

Feeling insecure about security (Part 1) - WP Builds WordPress podcast

This is the first in a two part podcast about WordPress and security. In this episode we go over all of the potential problems that you might encounter with your WordPress website. There’s the usual things such as uptime monitoring, backups and implementing a firewall, but there’s also some other, more unusual topics. Do you make sure that you’re keeping your client data safe? Are you expunging backups and SSH keys that you no longer require in case your system is compromised…

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