Before we take a look at the featured videos today, I wanted to mention some interesting stats about the number of videos being published on WordPress TV.
As we know, the number of WordCamps has been steadily increasing over the years. So too have the number of videos being published. BUT what has caught my attention is the large increase of videos coming from WordCamps. In 2012 the average number of videos published was 6 per WordCamp. In 2015 that number grew to 16 published videos per WordCamp. Some WordCamps are able to hire profession firms to record, edit and upload videos but the majority of video content is recorded by volunteers. You can see below the actual numbers below. FYI: as of todays date, over 1100 videos have been published for 2016. Let’s give a big shout out to the volunteers who are helping with this effort.
OK, now onto the videos!
Gerroald Barron: Beginner WordPress Security
For beginners and users comes this video from WordCamp Birmingham 2016. Gerroald talks about the basics on hardening your WordPress application and best security practices. The importance of Strong passwords, Two-Factor, secure file permissions, using SFTP encryption, changing Salts and the importance of maintaining backups and updates.
Presentation slides can be see HERE.
Björn Wijers: The Benefits Of Your Own Internal WordPress.org Like Repository
This video comes to us from WordCamp Nederland 2016. Björn talks about pro and cons of having your own WordPress.org like repository for your organisation and to create one yourself.Also, he discusses how to setup an internal WordPress repository for clients using github-updater, Git, Atlassian’s Bitbucket Server.
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