‘Hacks’ Videos

  • Niels Lange: WP-CLI Hacks

    WordCamp Kota Kinabalu 2019Speaker: Niels Lange

    January 16, 2020 — WP-CLI Hacks By Niels Lange. WP-CLI is a very powerful tool. During my presentation, I point out some very helpful WP-CLI hacks such as cleaning up post revisions, creating dummy content and run performance tests.

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  • Daniel Olson: Alternative Hacks: WordPress Security From The Outside Looking In

    WordCamp D.C. 2017Speaker: Daniel Olson

    November 8, 2017 — From plugins that promise a layer of security to lofty opinions about file permissions, it’s hard to tell what works. Simply put, a security plan that aims to slow down someone who’s already in your house isn’t really a plan.

    I’d like to discuss security as the foundation of a site rather than an add-on and approach this idea from the outside looking in. We’ll cover a high-level process on how to enhance security with version control, hosting and access management, 3rd party integrations and more. My goal is to highlight flaws in common practices and present alternative ones to create more secure WordPress sites.

    As a developer working with businesses and Universities with thousands of hacking attempts per day I’ve learned what works.

  • Yogesh Londhe: Random Hacks of Kindness and Its Impact

    WordCamp Pune 2017Speaker: Yogesh Londhe

    May 13, 2017 — Yogesh has taught in schools in India, China, Tajikistan over the past 25 years. He is a technology enthusiast and believes that power of technology can be used for social good.

    He is a lead of at the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) community in Bangalore. Yogesh wants to bring such concepts and introduce them at a WordCamp because he loves using WordPress because of the community around and its FOSS principles.

    Yogesh will join Saurabh Shukla in an interview style discussion about how open source communities work, what motivates people to contribute time and skills for the community and the impact such ideas make with examples.

  • Mike Reid: Recognizing and Repairing WordPress Hacks

    WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016Speaker: Mike Reid

    October 5, 2016 — This presentation focuses on recognizing the signs of a hacked WordPress site (signs spam is being generated by the site, malicious redirections, etc), investigating the location of the hack (using wp-cli to find the location of altered code, plugin based scanners, and external scanning tools), repairing the site after the hack (replacing core files, backing up the database, and applying forced code updates), and then testing it. The presentation will focus on realistic expectations for hack mitigation – that it is usually not a question of getting a site back to where it was before a hack, but rather how close you can get it. The importance of backups is emphasized. An attendee should leave the presentation with an understanding of the general WordPress hack mitigation process and the importance of having a solid backup strategy.