Securing Your Code – WordPress Security for Developers

Is your development creating security vulnerabilities? Nuances with some of what we’re doing every day have led to some pretty big vulnerabilities in WordPress. What are we doing about it? What should we avoid in development?

In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into secure WordPress development. We’ll go far beyond nonces and WordPress functions, and will look into what can go wrong at a lower level if poor security practices are used during WordPress development.

What You’ll Learn

  • PHP Philosophy
  • the Open Web Application Security Project’s top 10 security risks
  • Classic PHP vulnerabilities
  • Some PHP functions to avoid