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WordPress End-User Security by Dre Armeda

In this video from WordCamp Chicago, Dre talks about security when working with WordPress. He starts from securing your local computer, using safe passwords and the good ways to securely connect to the Internet and WordPress. Dre then mentions a great deal of techniques on making your WordPress installation more secure, file permissions, SSL certificates, … Permalink


WordPress and Capistrano

Deploying WordPress with Capistrano Part 2: Staging Servers, Tagging & Database Security

In the first part of this tutorial we met Capistrano — a command line utility to deploy your web application. We went through the process of installing Capistrano and “capifying” WordPress, a new look at the WordPress configuration file and the shared uploads directory. Today we’ll dig deeper into Capistrano and cover three topics that … Permalink


WordPress Themes Using TimThumb Under Attack

WordPress Themes Using TimThumb Under Attack

TimThumb is small php script designed for cropping, zooming and dealing with images on the web. Although WordPress has it’s own image manipulation capabilities, TimThumb seems to remain very popular among free and premium WordPress theme developers. Not for too long though, an issue has been filed for TimThumb version 1.28 and trunk, which apparently … Permalink