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WordPress Security : How To Protect And Clean Up Your Site

Course Summary

How to make your WordPress site secure from hackers and malware. Protect yourself, your business, and your reputation.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction and Course Outline
      • How To View This Course At It's Best
      • What Are You Going To Learn?
    • End-to-End Security
      • Local Risks
      • Secure Hosting
      • Managed Hosting
      • Action Points
    • WordPress Security Considerations During Installation
      • Changing The WordPress Defaults
      • The WordPress Famous 5 Minute Install - Part 1
      • The WordPress Famous 5 Minute Install - Part 2
      • Installing WordPress Through Your Control Panel
      • Action Points
    • Securing Your Hosting Account After Installation
      • Start Here To Secure Your Existing WordPress Site
      • How To Change Defaults On An Established Site
      • Removing Telltale Signs
      • Permissions Explained
      • Changing Permissions
      • Moving The Config File
      • Prevent Sensitive Data Showing Up In The Search Engines
      • Action Points
    • Protecting Your Site From Unwelcome Login Attempts
      • Protecting Your WordPress Login Area
      • How To Deal With Bruteforce Attacks
      • Limiting Login Attempts
      • Securing The Login Page By Adding A Field
      • Securing The Login Page By Removing The Username & Password Fields
      • Securing WP-Admin with .htaccess and .htpasswd
      • Securing WP-Login.php with .htaccess and .htpasswd
      • Finishing Off The .htaccess and .htpasswd Changes
      • Wordfence
      • How To Spot Problems By Analyzing The Wordfence Logs
      • Bruteprotect
      • Action Points
    • Themes & Plugins
      • Introduction To Themes & Plugins
      • Where NOT To Get Themes And Plugins
      • Other Places NOT To Get Themes And Plugins
      • The Best Places To Get Themes And Plugins
      • How To Easily Keep Your Themes And Plugins Up To Date
      • Action Points
    • Backing Up Your WordPress Site
      • Backup Overview
      • Backing Up With CPanel
      • Plugins & Scripts To Backup Your WordPress Site
      • Getting Some Else To Do Your Backups For You
      • Action Points
    • How To Deal With A Hacked WordPress Site
      • So You Think You've Been Hacked?
      • What Are The Symptoms?
      • How To Check If Your Site Is Compromised
      • Are YOU The Weak Link?
      • Checking Your Hosting Environment For Problems
      • Starting The Cleanup Process
      • Finishing Off The Cleanup Process
      • How To Remove The Malware Using An External Service
      • How To Remove The Malware Using A Plugin
      • Identifying How They Got In
    • What To Do Next
      • How Much Do You Remember?
      • Course Content And Updates
    • Bonus Section - Monthly WordPress Security Updates
      • November 2014 - CryptoPHP Warning

Course Fee:
USD 97

Course Type:


Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Development & Implementations and IT Security & Architecture Community

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