The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to WordPress Security
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The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to WordPress Security

Take WordPress security into your own hands with this comprehensive course and lock down your site from hackers.
4.5 (180 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.
5,060 students enrolled
Created by Christine Maisel
Last updated 9/2017
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Current price: $15 Original price: $100 Discount: 85% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take WordPress security measures into your own hands
  • Understand the most common WordPress attacks and how to protect your website from them
  • Know what hackers look for so you can close the loopholes that would otherwise give them easy access to your website
  • Know the exact steps to take in the event your website is hacked
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  • No software or prior security knowledge is required
  • A basic familiarity with WordPress is helpful

"The instructor gives a comprehensive review of WP tools and techniques to secure your WP website better. No website is invulnerable to attack but this course will put you way ahead of the game in a short time. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I plan to use the downloadable code to secure my websites. Excellent course worth the cost many times over!" - Brian Crane


Every single day tens of thousands of WordPress websites are attacked. Hackers inject spam on your website, redirect your site visitors to other sites, delete your website files or take over complete control of your website.

It's quite scary what a hacker can do once they have access to your website.

If you're a WordPress website owner who thinks their website is too small or too insignificant for a hacker to target, think again. You see, most of the WordPress website attacks these days are completely automated which means no website is safe.

Hackers look for vulnerable websites that make it easy for them to gain access. It's your responsibility as a website owner to take security into your own hands and make a hackers job as difficult as possible so they go elsewhere.

By the end of this course you'll know and be able to implement the exact steps needed to protect your WordPress website from a variety of common attacks.


"Have whipped through the course, I understand how vulnerable my site is and that I need to take steps to protect it. The explanations of which tools I would need and how I would apply them are clear and there is a useful checklist at the end." - Sharon Ghouila


We'll cover steps you can take to better protect your website including:

  • Two-step verification
  • Using security keys
  • Changing WordPress defaults
  • Hiding, password protecting & denying access to core WordPress files and directories
  • How to keep hackers from gaining access to your site through comments
  • Selecting the right host
  • Selecting the right themes and plugins
  • and many other security measures

Not sure what these are? Not only will you learn about these security measures here, I'll show you exactly how to implement each one.

On top of that, we'll discuss:

  • How to know if you website has been infected
  • How to know if Google has blacklisted your website
  • And the exact steps to take if your website is hacked

On top of that, I welcome any questions you have as you go through the process of securing your WordPress website.

Having your website hacked means you will lose time, money and possibly even your organic rankings. Don't leave another day to chance and secure your WordPress website today.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone with a WordPress website
  • Anyone who does not want to lose all the time, hard work and money invested in setting up their WordPress website
Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
Top Techniques For Protecting Your WordPress Site
16 Lectures 36:54

Are Hackers Finding Your Admin Usernames By Doing This?

Don't Let Hackers Know When They Have The Right Username or Password

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try, Try Again

What File Permissions Are You Using?

Hide This Core WordPress File to Keep Hackers From Taking Control of Your Site

Are You Password Protecting Your Most Vulnerable Directories?

Hackers Love This WordPress Default You Probably Forgot to Change

Easy to Update Security Keys for Authentication

Is Your Computer The Problem?

Don't Give Hackers Easy Information - Remove This Info From Your Site...

Are Your Website Files Open For Public Viewing?

How to Keep Hackers From Accessing Your Site Via Comments

Do You Know What Your WordPress Users Are Doing?

Properly Setting Up New Users For The Least Risk
What's Hosting Got To Do With Website Security?
3 Lectures 04:44

The Importance of a Good Host

Most Secure WordPress Hosts
Easy WordPress Website Updates For More Security
7 Lectures 12:12

Free vs Paid Themes & Plugins When It Comes to Website Security

How Many Themes & Plugins Should You Be Using?

Most Reputable Sources for Themes & Plugins (Plus The Most Secure Theme)

Disable Theme & Plugin Editing

Are You Keeping Up With WordPress?

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Website That You Probably Aren't Doing
6 Lectures 13:25

The Importance of Using This Google Tool for Website Security

Has Your Website Been Black Listed By Google?

What to Do If Your Site Has Been Hacked

Where to Get Help If You Need It
3 Lectures 04:25

The Different Types of WordPress Security Plugins Available

The Best WordPress Security Plugins
4 Lectures 01:42
Is Your WordPress Website Now Better Protected?

WordPress Website Security Checklist - DOWNLOAD
2 pages

Copy and Paste Code for WordPress Site Security - DOWNLOAD
2 pages

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About the Instructor
Christine Maisel
4.5 Average rating
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76,831 Students
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Helping Web Design & SEO Startups

Christine is the founder of the Portable Entrepreneur where she directly helps web design and SEO startups through education, coaching and services. 

Christine has been a web designer for nearly 15 years - 10 of which she has been self-employed. Her work has taken her from working for some start-up dot com companies in the early 2000's to working as a contractor for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to her own home office.

In her time, she has built 100's of websites and blogs primarily on WordPress and Joomla. Christine has also provided training to individuals and businesses to help them manage their websites on their own with no knowledge of web coding.