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Aaron Campbell (iThemes) – WordPress Influencer Interview

I sat down with Aaron Campbell from iThemes at WordCamp Fayetteville to talk about his WordPress experiences and what brought him to the Arkansas WordCamp. I actually met Aaron for the first time in Vienna, Austria during WordCamp Europe 2016, and had the pleasure of talking shop with him about security. 

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Happy Labor Day

Have a safe and happy day off, WordPressers!

Creating a Digital Download Business

Have you ever dreamed of creating a side business on the internet? Maybe you’d like to take it even one step further and create a full-time income so you can finally work from home.

One internet-based business model that’s risen in popularity is digital download products. Once reserved only for hardcore software developers, digital products aren’t just software anymore and can be made by just about anyone.

In this article, you’ll learn what digital products are, how to sell them, and tips for succeeding.

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Introducing SiteLock Platform Scan for WordPress

As part of ongoing efforts to better protect websites running WordPress, this week SiteLock implemented a new feature exclusively for our WordPress customers, called SiteLock Platform Scan for WordPress. Going forward, customers using WordPress on their website will receive a scan that checks for known vulnerabilities in their WordPress plugins, themes and core install.

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IT’S BACK! WordCamp Phoenix

We are so excited to be sponsoring this year’s WordCamp Phoenix! It’s our hometown and we are gonna represent. See you there! #WCPHX

WordCamp Vancouver 2016

This weekend I took my first ever trip to Canada for WordCamp Vancouver. This one-day WordCamp took place at the downtown campus of British Columbia Institute of Technology. Among the city skyscrapers, mountain peaks could be seen soaring up in practically every direction. A beautiful city, for sure.

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WordCamp Columbus 2016

I recently found myself in Columbus, Ohio for another amazing WordCamp. #WCCBUS had a wide variety of speakers, topics and attendees and also offered a full day workshop on Friday.

It was held at the Columbus State Conference Center. This turned out to be the perfect location. The main hall and the breakout rooms were all close enough together but emptied into another main room allowing attendees a chance to meet and interact.

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website security

What is Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)?

More often than not, when people think of a hacker, they think of someone technologically infiltrating a network and stealing mass amounts of sensitive information sitting behind it. In actuality, hackers tend to employ methods that take advantage of individual users, often in tandem with some form of social engineering.

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Mike Hansen (Bluehost) – WordPress Influencer Interview

We sat down with Bluehost‘s Lead WordPress Developer Mike Hansen at WordCamp Orange County to talk about what it means to be a core contributor and his role at Bluehost. Mike shares some tips on how those interested in becoming WordPress contributors can get started and a little about his experience contributing.

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WordPress and the Dark Side of Defacements

A special thank you to Yvonne Conway-Williams for her time and participation in the interview for this article.

At a recent WordCamp, I met Yvonne Conway-Williams, a social media marketing expert and front-end web developer. She approached our sponsor booth inquiring about website security. That’s when she said; “I wish I had found SiteLock two years earlier.” Struck by the comment, I asked her what had happened. Conway-Williams shared that on January 30, 2015, she and her husband returned home from a long day to find her client’s website, a local car club, defaced. Instead of her client’s homepage, the website featured a front page promoting and recruiting for ISIS, the terrorist organization.

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