Podcast Episode 52: Innovating for Customer Success with Andrea Zoellner

Andrea Zoellner has been an active organizer of WordCamp Montreal and is the Chief Content Creator at hosting provider, SiteGround. Andrea focuses on supporting SiteGround customers in the North American and English-speaking market. With a background in journalism, Andrea found WordPress as the easiest way to get online and integrate with different services. She talked with us at WordCamp Sacramento about how she got involved with WordPress and the community and how her position at SiteGround puts her in a unique position to innovate through new tools and services for WordPress customers at SiteGround.

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You can find Andrea Zoellner on Twitter as @AndreaZoellner and @SiteGround. You can also see Andrea speak at WordCamp US in St. Louis in just a few weeks.

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 51: WeWork’s Financial Woes Spark Meetup RSVP Fees and the WordPress 5.2.4 Security Release

This week, we cover WeWork’s failed IPO and financial woes and how this likely led to Meetup’s introduction of an RSVP fee. We discuss why this decision doesn’t bode well for WeWork’s future. We also look at the WordPress 5.2.4 security release and what fixes are included. We discuss the planned release of PHP 7.4 on November 28 and how WordPress core is preparing for this update. We also get a little excited about our plans for WordCamp US November 1-2 and our party to celebrate the worldwide premiere of the open source film about the WordPress community: Open, The Community Code.

Here are timestamps if you’d like to jump around:
1:45 WeWork financial woes
8:40 Meetup’s RSVP fee
27:40 Open The Community Code party at WordCamp US
34:40 WordPress 5.2.4 security release
41:02 PHP 7.4 release on November 28, 2019

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This week in the news we cover:

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant. To learn more about Open, visit open.film or follow on Twitter @opendotfilm.

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Podcast Episode 50: Empowering WordPress Users Through Education with Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn has been a leader in the WordPress community for years, helping WordPress users of all experience levels get the most out of the platform. She has also created beautiful websites for recognizable brands through her design company, Bourn Creative. At WordCamp Sacramento, we talked about how the WordPress community has opened new experiences for her entire family, her new ventures in training including Content Camp and the Profitable Project Plan, the Bourn family goal of visiting all national parks as well as the future of WordPress.

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You can find Jennifer Bourn on Twitter as @JenniferBourn and @BournCreative. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 50: Empowering WordPress Users Through Education with Jennifer Bourn

Jennifer Bourn has been a leader in the WordPress community for years, helping WordPress users of all experience levels get the most out of the platform. She has also created beautiful websites for recognizable brands through her design company, Bourn Creative. At WordCamp Sacramento, we talked about how the WordPress community has opened new experiences for her entire family, her new ventures in training including Content Camp and the Profitable Project Plan, the Bourn family goal of visiting all national parks as well as the future of WordPress.

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You can find Jennifer Bourn on Twitter as @JenniferBourn and @BournCreative. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 49: Building Business Through Community with Lindsey Miller

At WordCamp Minneapolis, our Lead Customer Service Engineer Tim Cantrell chats with Lindsey Miller about her work as Partner Marketing Manager at LiquidWeb. Tim and Lindsey also talk about the challenges of being a remote worker, and how the connections in the WordPress community can help individuals make connections that grow a business. Lindsey also turns the tables and interviews Tim, asking how he got involved in WordPress and came to be the lead customer service engineer at Wordfence.

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You can find Lindsey Miller on Twitter as @LindseyMillerWP and @LiquidWeb. You can find Tim on Twitter as @tcan1337, Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 48: Salesforce Ventures Invests $300 Million in Automattic

Salesforce Ventures invested $300 million into Automattic at a $3 billion valuation. We discuss what this might mean for Automattic, the WordPress community, and the WordPress ecosystem by analyzing the roots of Salesforce and the opportunities it brings to WordPress. We also talk about features and fixes coming in November to WordPress 5.3 especially within the block editor and site health check. We also look at the DoorDash breach affecting nearly 5 million users.

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In the news this week we cover:

You can find the Wordfence team at numerous WordCamps this weekend including, WordCamp Philadelphia where we’re sponsoring, WordCamp Rochester where both Mikey Veenstra and Kathy Zant are speaking, WordCamp Long Beach where Senior QA Engineer Ramuel Gall is speaking, and WordCamp Port Macquarie where Senior Developer Stephen Rees-Carter is speaking.

You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 47: Staying Secure through Community Cooperation with GiveWP’s Matt Cromwell

At WordCamp Sacramento, Matt Cromwell from GiveWP talked with us about how Give began, their mission of democratizing generosity, and how they handled the vulnerability disclosure from the Wordfence team. When our security researchers reached out to provide a proof of concept, the Give and Wordfence teams worked together to ensure that the vulnerability was patched in the safest way possible. Matt also tells us how he got involved with WordPress and how he gives back to the community through the Advanced WordPress Facebook group with over 30,000 members.

You can read more about our research on the authentication bypass vulnerability blog post.

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You can find Matt Cromwell on Twitter @learnwithmattc and @GiveWP or givewp.com. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 46: Zero Day Vulnerability in Rich Reviews Plugin Exploited In The Wild

We chat with Mikey Veenstra to talk about the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team’s work tracking a series of active attacks on an unpatched vulnerability in the Rich Reviews plugin for WordPress. With an estimated 16,000 installations, attackers are targeting unauthenticated plugin option updates, which can be used to deliver stored cross-site scripting (XSS) payloads. Mikey explains how this works and what users of Rich Reviews can do to protect themselves. Podcast recorded September 24, 2019.

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Some sources we reference in this week’s episode include:

You can find Mikey on Twitter as @heyitsmikeyv, Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 45: Securing and Scaling eCommerce with Zach Stepek

This week, our lead customer service engineer Tim Cantrell interviews Zach Stepek, CEO of MindSize, a digital agency focused on helping customers scale and succeed with eCommerce. Zach talks about how he got started with WordPress and WooCommerce, new features in JetPack that add functionality to WooCommerce, and how critical security is to site owners no matter what platform they use to sell goods and services online.

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You can find Zach Stepek on Twitter @zstepek and MindSize @MindsizeMe or Mindsize.me. You can find Tim Cantrell on Twitter @tcan1337 and helping Wordfence premium customers at support.wordfence.com. You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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Podcast Episode 44: Unpacking the WordPress 5.2.3 Security Release

WordPress core version 5.2.3 was released on September 4. This was a security release patching eight key vulnerabilities in WordPress core, most of which were cross site scripting vulnerabilities. In this episode of Think Like a Hacker, we walk through each of the patched elements of WordPress core and how these vulnerabilities could have been exploited. We also look at the SIM port attack on Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, and the lessons for all of us in using our cellphones and mobile devices for securing our online accounts.

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You can find Mark on Twitter as @mmaunder and Kathy as @kathyzant.

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