Almost five years ago, Joost started the company Yoast, offering website reviews and free plugins. Yoast’s core business was, and is, sharing knowledge and making it easier to create usable websites. Five years later Yoast has turned into one of the biggest WordPress plugin providers with 21 employees (and counting)!
To celebrate reaching five years, awesome growth, and much success, Yoast celebrated with a conference: YoastCon!
The conference was held in de Lindenberg in Nijmegen, with myself, Chris Lema, Marcus Tandler, Karl Gilis, and Joost de Valk speaking, and Marieke van de Rakt, Thijs de Valk, and Taco Verdonschot giving workshops.
The State of WordPress Security
My talk was on the current state of WordPress security. There is no denying that WordPress, powering over 23.5% of the top websites in the world, has become the platform of choice for bloggers and businesses alike.
With this fame however, WordPress has become a target, making it the top targeted platform on the web by malicious actors with ill intent.