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AJ Morris
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Might as well enter. Who knows, maybe I'll win this thing!
Win a 27in Thunderbolt display, an Apple Wireless Keyboard, a Magic Mouse and an mStand by Rain Design
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I have an ongoing discussion/debate with a client's IT department and I thought I'd bring the discussion here to get more feedback from the WP community. Well over a year ago, they were hacked, more like they had a plugin that had a vulnerability and that resulted in them getting hacked. They fixed the problem, but that also meant they had to tighten security at that time. One of the things they did was to restrict access on their load balancer from accessing wp-admin from outside of their network. Since then I've not only tightened security within the wp-confg file, resetting permissions, restricting how plugins get installed (through version control), adding some sort of version control for the entire site including database, but the biggest thing is that I installed Sucuri's plugin. All that to say, I want to open wp-admin back up so that we don't need to continue to open the VPN or add static IP addresses to the load balancer so that outside people (shipping vendor, guest bloggers, etc.) can access wp-admin. Am I wrong in thinking that everything I've done is good enough to open wp-admin again? What are your thoughts about this?
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This was more of what I'm talking about, http://mikejolley.com/2013/08/keeping-your-shit-secure-whilst-developing-for-wordpress/. You guys really make me laugh. WordPress.com does not do half the things you refer to (e.g. locking down wp-admin), and yet they don't get hacked. I understand the need for security, but sometimes when you want to let people blog, they need wp-admin acess. :)
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I've shared this on Facebook as well. But definitely donated a week's wort of lattes to the cause. Consider re-sharing and donating to help a worthy cause.
 
I watched this video twice and cried both times. 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/honoring-students-with-special-needs

I'll donate $1 for each public share of this post up to, say, $2,000. Let's bring a little joy into these kids' hearts.

Hat tip to +Chris Brogan 
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Checking out this new User Testing app. Allows you to signup and do quick usability tests for various companies.
Usability testing has never been easier. UserTesting.com's online usability testing is the fastest, cheapest way to find out why visitors leave your website.
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Hi! I was interested in learning how to use Wordpress as I am learning to code and build websites. I get a bit overwhelmed on the installment of wordpress but plan to get a webhost soon so hopefully you can give me some tips on how to get started. Thanks
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(I'm reposting here since there's a bigger audience -- this was also posted to a smaller WP Community)
I have an ongoing discussion/debate with a client's IT department and I thought I'd bring the discussion here to get more feedback from the WP community. Well over a year ago, they were hacked, more like they had a plugin that had a vulnerability and that resulted in them getting hacked. They fixed the problem, but that also meant they had to tighten security at that time. One of the things they did was to restrict access on their load balancer from accessing wp-admin from outside of their network. Since then I've not only tightened security within the wp-confg file, resetting permissions, restricting how plugins get installed (through version control), adding some sort of version control for the entire site including database, but the biggest thing is that I installed Sucuri's plugin. All that to say, I want to open wp-admin back up so that we don't need to continue to open the VPN or add static IP addresses to the load balancer so that outside people (shipping vendor, guest bloggers, etc.) can access wp-admin. Am I wrong in thinking that everything I've done is good enough to open wp-admin again? What are your thoughts about this?
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Good point +frank goossens I'll have to see if there's something else similar that works and keep that as a idea.
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I've watched this a few times now, and I'm still pretty lost for words. I simply can't bring myself to put my thoughts down into words yet. Watch and I think you'll agree.
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I have a random discussion I'm working through with one of my clients (jobs). They mainly do Python development but have a WP site for their marketing site and blog. They require that PQA is done through their devs and have their own internal standards that they say WP code I develop for them must fit into. Specifically in this case we're talking line length. I've always just left it at around 120, but always try to follow WP coding standards. My question is how many people have their own standards outside of the WP standards that they try to follow? Is there a list of PHP specific standards you try to follow above and beyond WP's?
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Lesson learned! Thanks!
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Great to see that Headway made the list!! What do you think? Are there others on the list you were glad to see? I know I was! :)
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Want to know what WordPress themes and plugins I recommend? Check out my "Best of the Best in WordPress" blog post - http://justn.me/shcEMR
The Best of the Best: WordPress. by Justin Seeley on December 9, 2011 in Reviews, Showcases with No comments Tweet. Recently during my workshop for CreativeLIVE I gave out several names of trusted Wor...
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I'm a Freelance WordPress Consultant running a company called SurfCubes and working for Headway Themes. 

You'll most likely find me talking about WordPress and Headway. If you have questions about either, feel free to ask!
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  • Owosso High School
    General High School Diploma, 1998 - 2002
  • Central Michigan University
    Web Design, 2002 - 2004
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Jason was half of our entertainment at our wedding (we also had a band) and he was excellent! Not only did he make sure we had thought of everything before hand so he was ready to go, but we gave him a few curve balls like my bride and her sister singing "Sisters" and he was able to quickly download it so they could sing it. He was very professional when it came to moving between him and the band. Once they both found their groove (the band was a little rough their first set), everything got back to smooth sailing. I would recommend Jason for any type of event you need a DJ for! Thanks a lot Jason!
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