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The GDPR Law Starts on Friday: Here’s How to Prepare for It

If you live outside the EU, you may not have felt effects of the impending GDPR ruling yet, but you will. The ruling goes into effect on May 25 (this Friday!!) and everyone who has a website that MAY EVER be visited by someone living or residing within the European Union will potentially be affected by this law. It’s important to familiarize yourself with GDPR now if you haven’t already. This post will help you figure out how to address and implement new privacy and security practices in your business or organization.

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WordCamp St Louis: It’s in the Details

While Portland was having an out-of-season heatwave this past weekend, I was lucky to jet off to St. Louis, Missouri for their… out-of-season heatwave! But three days of 90-degree weather didn’t matter — because a whole lot of us were in the Washington University air conditioning all weekend (May 12-13) for WordCamp St. Louis, learning and sharing our skills and knowledge. I was there as a speaker and attendee.

This WordCamp was special for a few reasons.

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Website Security for Clients: Are You Prepared?

This is the fourth and final chapter of our Making Security Make Sense to Clients series. In this post, I’ll be reviewing how to include website security in your freelance projects and the various benefits of doing so. I’ll also highlight some key points and answer the following questions:

  • Why should website security matter to your clients?
  • How does including website security as part of your project costs benefit your freelance business?
  • Why and how do websites get hacked?
  • How can you secure any website in five simple steps?

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WordCamp Buffalo 2018 – No Bull

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Buffalo. It was the last leg on a trip that brought me to WordCamp Chicago, my small hometown in Michigan, and finally back to the beautiful State of New York. Although I knew many people at #WCBUF, I had never been to Buffalo or knew much about the local WordPress community. I was not at all surprised at the awesome people and knowledge being shared, as those two things come standard in an Open Source Community like WordPress.

Keep reading if you’d like to know exactly why I think these people and the sessions I attended were so great!

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3 Steps to Increased Productivity When Working Remote

Ahh, remote working, the holy grail of employment. Plenty of time for family and friends, meetings in your underwear, and working from the beach with a cocktail in your hand. There are a lot of GOOD reasons to go remote, but it can quickly turn into its own special set of challenges.

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WordCamp Raleigh 2018: WordPress on Campus

This past weekend, I was in North Carolina for WordCamp Raleigh, held on NC State University’s beautiful Centennial Campus. Raleigh is now one of the fastest growing cities in the country and a lot has changed since my last visit 13 years ago.

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WordCamp Chicago 2018 – A Windy and Wonderful Event

Heather Acton, Lead Organizer, kicking off the weekend’s event.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Chicago. Like last year, this event this was well-organized and attended by avid WordPressers from around the greater Chicago area.

#WCCHI was held at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, which proved to be a perfect location with ample room for the 400+ attendee list. They also provided an advanced AV system allowing the ability for presentation videos to be edited easily before there placement on WordPress.tv.

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It’s World Password Day! 5 Tips for Creating and Managing Secure Passwords

HAPPY WORLD PASSWORD DAY!

Here at SiteLock, we loooove strong passwords! Join in the World Password Day festivities by changing your passwords today! Sound like more pain than fun? Here are 5 tips on creating and managing strong passwords like a pro!

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DrupalCon 2018: Drupal Takes Over Music City

This year’s DrupalCon took place in Nashville, TN, over the entire week of April 9-13, and I had the privilege of attending for the first time in 6 years. It was held at the very same venue as WordCamp US, Music City Center, with almost 3,000 people filling the halls and auditoriums to connect and learn more about Drupal.

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Experiencing Creative Diversity at WordCamp Atlanta

This weekend I had the pleasure of representing SiteLock in our sponsor booth at WordCamp Atlanta, and it was an astounding experience. I find myself amazed at the wonderful and diverse crowd that every WordCamp draws. From speakers sharing their tips for success, to all of the individual attendees with their own stories to tell, the WordPress community at large is an endless fountain of inspiration, knowledge, and collaboration.

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