For my first WordCamp of 2020, I’ll be in Atlanta April 18-19th. I’ll be giving a talk on WordPress Security: Demystified, which is really just a companion talk to my blog post “The No Bullsh*t Guide to WordPress Security” posted over on tinyShield. I can’t wait to visit Atlanta again and see all the wonderful WordPress people of the area. We’ll see you there!
On August 20th, 2018 I committed the first version of tinyShield, a new security plugin for WordPress, to the WordPress repository. Since then, the plugin has slowly increased from version 0.1.3 to 0.2.5 in just a few short months. Development has been steady both on the plugin and backend and more is coming in the way of marketing and partnerships. Below you will find the article I wrote on the tinyShield.me website giving the back story on how the idea came about and what the plugin does.
I’m proud of the little plugin and I whole heartedly believe it will grow quickly and bring together the protection of WordPress sites through the cloud sourcing functionality. Read more below!
When I first started my IT business, I set a table in the back of my in-laws store in the evenings when I got off work from my day job. When I came in, I would pull out a table, put my signs up, and run my power cords. At the end of evening, I would put everything back up. I had this setup for roughly two years and it worked well. I learned a lot during those first two years but nothing more important than my customers.
Public speaking events are not my forte. I’m the type of guy who likes to be behind the scenes, that’s my nature. But someone once told me that if you want to push yourself to be a better person both in business and personally, you must stay outside of your comfort zone. Well, here it is, outside of my comfort zone and we’ll be talking about marketing. No, not SEO but marketing in the traditional sense and how to market your business to your community whether that community be online or your physical community. This will be an open talk, meaning that the audience will be able to participate in the discussion (I’m not a lecturer). If you’re planning on attending WordCamp Raleigh, please consider coming by for my talk!
In whole, I’ve been fairly pleased with WPEngine. They’re service is based on Linode, which I’ve always liked, the only difference is that by using WPEngine, I have some sysadmin folk to take care of the servers. Coming from a sysadmin background myself, this is both a joy for me and a pain in the ass for me. [Read more…]