We recently interviewed four WPMU DEV members, who provide professional WordPress security services, about keeping WordPress secure. Here’s what they said…
Earlier this month we published a series of tutorials on WordPress security, ran a discussion on our members’ forum about WordPress security issues, and put out a request to interview WordPress security experts about…well, you guessed it…WordPress security!
We then collated and published the responses from our experts along with many great tips raised by members in our discussion forum.
Here are the topics we covered:
So without further ado, let’s meet our WordPress security experts and see what they had to say about keeping WordPress sites safe and secure.
Meet Our WordPress Security Experts
Richard van Denderen is the founder of WPHelpdesk.nl.
Richard has been creating websites since the age of 14 and began using WordPress in 2008.
He is very active in the Dutch WordPress community as an organizer and volunteer of Meetups and WordCamps, and moderator on the Dutch WordPress.org support forum.
As Richard states, “At WPHelpdesk we help to troubleshoot and solve problems, although we prefer to prevent them. A common problem we solve is websites that give errors or strange redirects because of malicious code. Over the years we have helped hundreds of website owners with the cleanup of hacked websites.”
Jesse Waitz provides hosting and website development services at FlagstaffConnection.com and works from Flagstaff AZ, USA.
A local WordPress developer and an expert with Codeable.io, Jesse has been hosting and developing websites since 1999.
His expertise has come from long, hard-won, and sometimes painful experiences. As he states, “after 20+ years of hosting sites, you figure out what works and what doesn’t. I have made every mistake in the book, but have learned from those mistakes, and evolved to be better, and more aware of what works, and what doesn’t.”
Cliff Rohde is the owner and CEO of GoatCloud Communications LLC, which he formed in 2013.
Cliff is passionate about the intersection of communications and technology and assists many different types of businesses and nonprofits to thrive
This article was written by Martin Aranovitch and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.