The course took place at the campus of Lillebaelt Academy (ErhvervsAkademiet Lillebælt in Danish). Around 100 students and teachers participated.
The point of the course is to allow novices in web publishing to set up a site and know the basics of why and how when it comes to design, security etc.
I recorded the lesson so the participants can review it later.
The fifth and last lesson began by me talking about why people might want to hack a website.
This naturally led to security and plugins that improve it, secure passwords and two-factor authentication.
We ended up with a short talk about moving one’s website to a web host and several Danish hosts in different price segments were mentioned.
Sources I mentioned during the lesson:
Why are people hacking
Attacks on WordPress
- https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/11/october-2017-wordpress-attack-report/ – WordFence has a great monthly bulletin about the state of WordPress hacking
- https://keepass.info/ – program that help one remember one’s password encrypted
Security plugins for WordPress
- https://ithemes.com/security/ – besides security, they offer some practical features to manage an entire network of sites
Backup and migration of WordPress
- https://youtu.be/k7UYaG9bqGI – guide to the Duplicator plugin