WPWeekly Episode 72 – End User Responsibility And WordPress Security

wordpressweekly1In this rant filled edition of WordPress Weekly, David and I along with special guest co-host Scott Clark developer and community manager for the PODS CMS plugin talk about a wide range of topics all relating to WordPress Security. We cover what happened with the worm that took advantage of old versions of WordPress, security practices, the responsibility of end users when running a website, and one of the bigger topics of discussion, the fear of upgrades breaking a WordPress powered site. If you’re not willing to listen to ranting and raving by WordPress veterans, don’t listen to this show!

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Stories Discussed:

Keep WordPress Secure
Ideas To Improve WordPress Release Strategy
Are you Responsible Enough To Run WordPress
Security Goes Beyond Having WordPress Up To Date
WordPress Users Or Mashable Readers Can’t be This Stupid – Can They?

WordPress Tavern Listener Poll:

Last weeks poll question was:

Out of a total of 58 votes, 30 of you said yes, 23 said it was a trick question and 5 people voted no.

This Weeks Poll Question Is: Who’s Responsible For Upgrading WordPress?

Picks Of The Week:

JeffUpgrade Notifications By Email – Sends daily notifications to admins’ email if installation of WordPress is out of date. No configuration necessary, simply install and activate.

DavidJames McDonald (web designer)

Last Weeks WordPress Trivia Question:

Who was the very first WordPress.com VIP member?

WordPress Trivia Answer:

Robert Scoble

This Weeks Trivia Question


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Next Episode: Tuesday September 22nd, 2009 8P.M. EST

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Length Of Episode: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

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