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  1. Notes from 1-16-14 meetup

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    Scott brought up a bunch of attacks on his site, mainly the dreaded DDoS/brute force stuff. Scott presented on security plugins, including:

    • “better wp security” has a “hide backend option” that will hide the wp-admin, redirecting the user to a 404. Make sure your .htaccess file is writeable!
    • looked at sucuri scanner
    • wordfence
    • You should change the admin username from “admin”. Scott showed how to do this with phpmyadmin.
    • Don’t use wp_ as the table prefix.

    Scott looked at woocommerce as an ecommerce plugins; using it for user level based pricing.

    Andy did an extensive overview of git version control. Thanks Andy!

  2. Notes from 10-23-13 meetup

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    Andy demo’d SASS/SCSS

    Ben demo’d writing plugins;┬áPlugin demo yielded this:

    http://pastebin.com/3brU2sUV

    Andy talked about web fonts

  3. Notes

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    • Looked at making a gallery, discussion about linking a gallery site to an ecommerce site
    • Regenerate thumbnails plugin is awesome
    • Beginner sites: wpbeginner.com, wordpress.tv
    • Find and replace plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/
    • Securing your site with google authenticator

     

  4. Notes 6-21

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    justin tadlock – custom post types
    WP SIMILE Timeline
    wp scan – ruby script
    wordcamp volunteers wed. 6/27 at Coles
    looked at https://lesami.geog.buffalo.edu/
    ottopress.com may 4 blog post
    text editor showdown

  5. 3/1/12 meetup notes

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    I got there a little late. We helped a new attendee (sorry, didn’t catch his name) with some color and typography issues. Andy Staple worked with his css file to make the type and the line-height bigger. We learned about Gravity Forms and Mailchimp plugins. We discussed the Oct. 20 WordCamp event.