Web Guard Dog WordPress Security
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Web Guard Dog WordPress Security

Don't Let Your Website Get Hacked - Become A WordPress Guard Dog!
4.3 (86 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9,170 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • If you ever wanted to keep your WordPress website secure from hackers this is the course for you!
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  • You will need access to the administration section of your WordPress website as well as C-panel or FTP access to the server your site is hosted.

Based on our recent interview with the distinguished co-developer of WordPress® Mike Little,we at the Empoweria have developed the ultimate WordPress security course!

(Transcript of this riveting celebrity interview - concerning online security is included with this course)

Now You can discover how to secure and defend your Wordpress Blog with the power of a Pitbull!.

You will learn everything from start to finish so you can protect your WordPress Blogs from...

  • Brute Force Attacks
  • Bandwidth Theft
  • Content Theft
  • Product Theft
  • PDF document, Image and Video Piracy Protection
  • Unwanted Public Indexing of Your Sensitive Information by the Search Engines
  • And Much MORE!

Starting with WordPress basics, you'll move onto extremely advanced practices in online security!

Here, you’ll discover it all step-by-step, while simply watching over my shoulder as I take you through securing my WordPress website in 4 easy to understand sections covering all of the areas of concern.

  1. Basics Security Practices
  2. Advanced Security Tactics
  3. How to Secure General Content, Files, and Private Membership Areas
  4. Advanced Product and Content Piracy Security Tactics

This course is taught in a step by step sequential manner from basics to the more advanced strategies - all of which you can implement TODAY to make your WordPress website secure from, prying eyes, theft, or those who would choose to do you harm!

All the videos are screen capture – so it’s easy for even "newbies" to understand and implement (Even the most advanced tactics!)

Note: This is DIY online video training course for informational purposes. Every effort has been made to make the information accurate and easy to understand. However, in the scope and scale of this online video training course, we are unable to extend or provide warranty or direct support to each individual WordPress blog, owned or operated by our students.

We will however, happily answer ANY questions you have related to this course!

Your less than two hours away from having a more secure WordPress website!

Let's get going!

PS - You'll also get my special pre-writen htaccess code, so you can implement one of my most powerful, and most difficult security patches flawlessly even if your a beginner simply by copying and pasting this special code where it belongs!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a WordPress website will benefit from the security procedures taught in this course!
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Wordpress Security Begins Right Here!
5 Lectures 37:20
The wolves are at the door!

There is no time to lose!

So, lets get started with this WordPress security course!
Preview 14:31

One of the absolute best ways to protect against security breaches is by keeping your software updated.  You may have heard this rule repeated many places because it applies to all sorts of programs besides Wordpress.  (They are called security and bug fix updates!)

In this video you’ll learn how to update your WordPress site by yourself, and  what kinds of problems you may run into when you do!

Plus, we'll show you how to get somebody qualified to do it for you if you don’t have the time.

This isn't something you can do whenever you get around to it!

Preview 07:58

When you installed your WordPress blog, you most likely had a clever username jump quickly into your mind. 

If a hacker knows something about you they might guess this username.

Well, guess what happens when a hacker knows your User name... That's right the hacker is halfway to cracking into, and taking over your website!

To be even more secure, we’ll show you one username that you should avoid at all costs, and how to change it for a - more pleasant piece of mind.
Preview 04:37

Sadly, most people lame-out on making their password strong because its sooooo crazy hard to remember abstract strings of confounded and complex letters and numbers!


Hooray! In this video, you’ll learn how to use a practical and effective software that creates (& stores) strong, random and nearly impenetrable passwords for your WordPress website - and anything else that needs a secure strong passwords.

Did I mention that the software is FREE?
Iron Clad Passwords You Can Set & Forget (Without being locked out!)

Imagine the bad guy is on the login page of YOUR WordPress website and that sneaky no good for nothing has been attempting to pick at your locks, trying combination after combination all night until he's almost figured out your secret password. 

How would you like to limit the amount of tries he could take before he was permanently LOCKED OUT!

You’ll learn how to do just that, and more in this video!
Knock, knock. Who's There? GO AWAY!
5 Lectures 27:03
X2 Factor Authentication is used by Google, banks and government agencies, when they want to protect secure data! 

You will discover the FREE service we use that provides our WordPress websites with the same protection against brute force attacks from unwelcome outsiders!
X2 Factor Authentifcation

In this video you will discover a clever work around similar to the security solution you learned in the last video!

This simple yet effective work around may sound complicated but I'm going to show you one of my special shortcuts that will allow you to double your security in less than a few minutes! 
DIY Password Protected Login Trick

You may not know it but every WordPress site files contain a database containing all of your most sensitive information (databases hold YOUR PASSWORDS and sometimes even your visitors PRIVATE INFORMATION!)

If a hacker gets this information THEY WILL CONTROL YOUR WEBSITE!

You need to block access to this back door, NOW !

In this video you'll learn how!

Protect Your Database From Data Miners

There is a cat and mouse game between the good guys (WordPress) and the hackers.

Hackers continually scour the code of every version of WordPress that has been released for any weaknesses that they can exploit.

When they find a weakness in any particular version, they go door to door  indiscriminately looking for sites running on the version.

Think about it, if a hacker knows your Wordpress Version number, then he or she will know what kind of vulnerabilities you may have not fixed. 

Now, instead of trying all sorts of ways to attack your site; they will know the easiest route to attack. 

The best way to thwart these criminals is to HIDE the version number of WordPress you are using.

In this video you'll learn how to hide it in just a few clicks!
Conceal Your Hidden Weaknesses Part I

If you are a PHP coder you know how important the config file is!

This file holds your sites configuration settings which controls your Wordpress blog. 

If someone were to access it – they could do major damage! 

In this video, you’ll learn how to hide this important file from prying eyes.
Conceal Your Hidden Weaknesses Part II
Protecting General Content and Private Membership Areas
4 Lectures 19:28
While simple, to do protecting a website against Hotlinkers is often an security measure that is overlooked. 

However, it preventing people from hotlinking to your site or product files without your permission can save you bandwidth so that your site runs faster. It's also a way to insure your products or content are not being used elsewhere without you receiving the benefits. 

In this video, I’ll show you how to stop hotlinking and even create a member's area with basic protection!
Protecting Your Content and Bandwidth From Hotlinking

Ever wanted to know where you should host your videos? 

Is it Youtube? 
Is it Amazon S3? 
Is it Vimeo? 

We’ve tried it and tested them all.  But we like only one, from a security standpoint - and you’ll learn why and how to use it, in this video!
Protecting Video Content

Ever wanted some extra protection on a "certain folder" in your website? 

In this video, I’ll show you how to do just that - within a few quick minutes!
Protecting Folders On Your Server

You may not realize it – but if the Google spider sees your confidential documents that
the public isn’t supposed to know about, then it’ll be too late!

We had one client, who came to us because his documents were spread out all over the Internet because Google had indexed them!

By the time he caught it, a lot of damage was done, and it was a real mess trying to get Google to remove them. after the fact! 

Don't worry, I’ll show you how to use the Indexing Manager to protect your files and folders from being indexed.

Watch this video so you can avoid all of the pain and embarrassment this problem can cause!
Keeping Confidential Content Out Of Search Engine Results
Online Buisness Asset Security
5 Lectures 32:19
If you write and sell eBooks or other products in PDF format; then you’ll want to take some simple steps to protecting your hard work.  In this video, we’ll cover two levels of PDF security that you can use to protect your intellectual property and profits!
Ebook - .PDF Security Measures

Imagine this... 

You have created a product, and days after you sell it – it ends up on sites where
people are sharing it - for FREE!

How do you combat this? 

While we may never be able to eliminate stealing on the Internet 100%, there is something we can do that will shut down the scoundrels trying to profit from stealing our hard work!

As you'll learn, DMCA Takedowns are only one way to stop thieves. 

In this video, I’ll show you even more methods, (including how you can get other companies to fight for you) – so you can focus more on getting what you want, and less about what you may have lost!
DMCA and Piracy Protection Measures

If you’re not using the tip from Video 11...

And If you’re using a Flash Video Player to show your videos, then you are at great risk of having those videos stolen! 

In this video, I’ll show you how the thieves may be doing it, and teach you special technique that you can use with Flash Payers, that you can use to combat it!

Flash Video Encryption

When it comes claiming your rights as the copyright holder of your images; it’s easier if you have protected your images following the steps laid out in this video!
Protecting Your Images Online

We're not just going to recap what you've learned here so far.


Make sure you watch this last video to learn more "Fast Track Tips" to make your WordPress website even more secure!

Plus, don't forget to download your bonus .htaccess code and read the celebrity interview that started it all! 
Final Recap and Conclusion
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About the Instructor
Promote Labs, Inc Team
4.0 Average rating
229 Reviews
18,901 Students
4 Courses

Jeremy Gislason and Simon Hodgkinson Are The Founders (and also the CEOs of Promote Labs, Inc. and Power House Technology LLC)

But when you take our Udemy Courses YOU GET their expertise PLUS...

The Entire Promote Labs, Inc Team !

Below you will find the biographies of our founders, but rest assured that when you take this or any other Promote Labs Course you have access to a huge wealth of professionals, ready and willing to serve you by answering your questions, and helping you succeed!

You'll have access to information from some of the most accomplished professionals in Webmastering, Graphic Design, Marketing, and Copywriting!

Promote Labs, Inc Founders:

Simon Hodgkinson - Owner of Hodgkinson Publishing and Founding Partner & Director of Power House Technology, LLC and Promote Labs, Inc.

Jeremy Gislason - President of SureFireWealth, Inc., Founding Partner & Director of Power House Technology, LLC and Promote Labs, Inc.

Often referred to as the 'Dynamic Duo' of online digital marketing, Simon and Jeremy have worked together for over 10 years and whilst in addition to running their own successful businesses (Simon in the UK and Jeremy in the USA) they have generated millions of dollars in sales of digital courses, software and membership subscriptions.

Simon has written and published multiple innovative and leading edge marketing titles that have gone on to become international best sellers - Most recently his 'Earn More, Work Less, Get Famous' book hit #1 in the business and marketing categories on both Amazon US and UK

Simon is also a sought after copywriter and business strategy consultant - his sales letters bringing in a dizzying 8 figures in recent years and his $5,000 monthly consulting and coaching program is usually booked solid for up to 12 months in advance.

Jeremy launched his flagship site SureFireWealth in Jan. 2005. He then incorporated SureFireWealth Inc and has been expanding rapidly ever since. His network of membership sites are now home to hundreds of thousands of members and students -

Jeremy's upbringing in an entrepreneurial family, his experience in creating wealth for others – (from the earliest days of the Internet), combined with over 17 years spent abroad in Japan and elsewhere, have given this Midwestern, All-American boy, a global, and unique award winning perspective.

It is -"Okyakusama wa kami sama desu“, and literally means, “Customers are gods" in Japanese. This mantra for ethical business, focusing on total customer satisfaction is what Jeremy subscribes to and above all, he insures that this is the driving force, behind every product and service that MemberSpeed Inc. puts their name on.

As an aside, in 1998, Jeremy had the rare honor of carrying the Olympic Torch through the streets of Nagano Japan, for the Winter Olympic Games, symbolizing the “taking of fire" from the gods, for the benefit of all humanity.

What World Class Marketers Say:

"Simon & Jeremy are two of the sharpest minds in Internet Marketing, they get better conversion rates and earn more money per click (and per customer) than anyone else!"
Soren Jordansen

"These guys are real businessmen and intelligent marketers - They know how to target campaigns, position offers and outperform the competition. True marketing masters!"
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"Pure Internet marketing, hard-core guys that know how things really work in our industry..."
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"Jeremy and Simon are two of the top affiliates in Internet Marketing Today"
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"I've worked with Simon and Jeremy for years and have only one word for them as marketers - SUPERB!"
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"Jeremy and Simon have a knack for coming up with awesome stuff and I love everything they produce in the Internet Marketing arena!"
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You're in good hands with Simon & Jeremy and what they have to teach you: They have sold over $10,000,000 in informational courses, software & memberships and have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe in over 20 countries improve their online businesses...

Stephen Luc
4.0 Average rating
229 Reviews
18,901 Students
4 Courses
Video Course Creator, Internet Marketer and Wordpress Expert

Video Course Creator, Internet Marketer Specializing in Video Marketing and Wordpress

Stephen Luc has been a Serial Entrepreneur and Product Developer since age 9. He's always had a knack for finding demand creating unique solutions to sell.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Information Systems; he became a Lead Web Programmer and Web Support for a local University. It was here where he learned how to teach complicated material in a simplified manner. His love for creating products ultimately lead him into starting many of his own Internet companies, and then diving into Internet Marketing and Online Business in 2003.

He is passionate about teaching business owners how to combine technology and marketing to grow their businesses. Since 2005, he is seen one of the leading video training creators in the online industry. Having created well over 450+ different video courses with over 30K students and over, private labeled by thousands of resellers - He is known as one of the founding fathers of Private Label Videos who helped push the movement. He's also worked behind the scenes with top marketers to create 6-7 figure video training businesses.

He now focuses most of his time on working behind the scenes on innovative projects and consulting high valued clients who are serious about taking their business to the next level.