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WordCamps: How They Started and Why You Should Go

WordCamps represent the very pulse of the WordPress community, brought to life with the enthusiasm and contributions of hundreds, if not thousands, of WordPress enthusiasts. They are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the United States and around the globe. With so much excitement and growth, we wanted to take a look back at where WordCamps started and why they have become such a strong force in the WordPress community.

A Brief History

The first WordCamp was the creation of Automattic Founder and CEO, Matt Mullenweg.

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Exploring the Different Types of Malware [Infographic]

Malware, short for malicious software, is typically installed on a website by cybercriminals. Malware is a broad term that refers to a variety of malicious programs. It can spread viruses, steal personal or financial data and even hijack computers. Read our infographic to learn about the different types of malware.

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WordCamp Kansas City 2016 – Part of the Family

My last WordCamp for Spring 2016 was the in the “BBQ Capital of the World,” Kansas City, Missouri (#WCKC). WordCamp Kansas City is one of the few WordCamps that spans a three-day period, starting Friday morning. We jumped straight into sessions by noon on Friday and kept it going strong all the way through Sunday afternoon, with a cozy afterparty-style meet-up to conclude each day. Both the Friday and Saturday sessions took place at the Kauffman Conference Center, while Sunday’s sessions were held at the Sprint Accelerator workspace.

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SiteLock Named To The 2016 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll

June 14, 2016

Scottsdale, ArizonaSiteLock, the global leader in website security solutions, today announced that it has been named to the 2016 Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Honor Roll listing, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this distinction for its excellent leadership and a commitment to data protection, privacy and security.

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WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016 – A Perfect Event Among the Trees

If you live in Cleveland, Akron, Lorraine, Canton, Youngstown or anywhere in-between in Ohio you’re in the heart of a thriving WordPress community. WordCamp NEO was held this past weekend at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. It was a great 2-day event with many important takeaways.

SiteLock was a sponsor and I had some great conversations with many of our fellow community members. In addition to sharing website security tips, we also learned a lot from everyone else attending.

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Ask a Security Professional: Black Box vs. White Box Series – Part Two: White Box Testing

Part Two: White Box Testing

In case you missed it, we spoke about Black Box testing in the last part of this series. Today, I’m going to go over Black Box testing’s counterpart, White Box testing. In terms of WordPress website security, White Box testing is the practice of testing the code running behind the scenes from the inside-out. Internal testing can be accomplished through use of various tools to seek out any vulnerabilities that may exist. White Box testing is typically executed in the form of Static Application Security Testing (SAST).

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How To Remove Malware From Your Website

When you think of websites being infected with malware, what types of sites come to mind? Pharmaceutical sites, porn sites or sites that bombard you with pop-up ads? While these sites could very well be malicious, you’re actually more likely to run into malware while visiting one of your typical, everyday e-commerce or news sites. Today, 75 percent of legitimate websites are at risk of malware. Malware, also known as malicious software, is designed to harm a website and its visitors.

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Bring on the Beans: We’re Going to WordCamp Boston

We’re packing our bags and getting ready to head out to the beautiful northeast for this year’s WordCamp Boston. Join us July 23-24 at the George Sherman Union for a jam-packed weekend of networking, inspiring talks and of course, great WordPress swag!

Keep an eye out for our friendly WordPress Evangelist Adam W. Warner, he’ll be holding down our sponsor table!

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Michael Hull (Big Boom Design) – WordPress Community Interview

In today’s post, we’re kicking off our WordPress Community Interview series with Michael Hull, an experienced developer with Big Boom Design in Asheville, North Carolina.

Why We’re Conducting Community Interviews

We love WordPress and the community surrounding it. Because we’re active in the community, we often see just a handful of individuals getting noticed regularly when there other active users, developers and business owners doing great things with the software.

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Ask a Security Professional: Firewall Series – Part Two: Web Application Firewalls

Part Two: Firewalls -> Web Application Firewalls (WAF)

Every website uses web applications, some more intricate than others. More and more website owners are turning to robust web applications like WordPress to build and manage their  websites. In fact, over a quarter of all websites on the internet use WordPress as a platform, and nearly half of the web is estimated to utilize some kind of content management system.

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