WordPress Security 2017: Secure Your Site Against Hackers!
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WordPress Security 2017: Secure Your Site Against Hackers!

The Complete WordPress Security Course. From The Most Fundamental To The Most Advanced Up-To-Date Security Hacks
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find out the most common ways a WordPress website can get hacked and guard against them easily, cheaply and quickly
  • Set up an automated strategy of scanning and backing-up so you are alerted to possible vulnerabilities, and so you can easily and quickly patch or restore your site if disaster strikes
  • Learn how to secure and “lock-down” a WordPress website from hackers using a variety of technical tweaks
  • Follow step-by-step instructions to install the free Wordfence Security plug-in
  • Set up a powerful protective firewall on the cloud
  • Block malicious IPs and block all attempted “brute-force” attacks
  • Find out easy ways to update all software on the websites, as well as ensuring it stays up-to-date
  • Learn the best practices of username and password management
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  • Only basic computer skills

Fact: over 30,000 websites are hacked everyday. Fact: cybercrime costs the global economy over $450 billion. Fact: over 1.5 million WordPress sites were hacked in a single day this year due to a single vulnerability. 

Don’t think website security isn’t important. 

Cyber-criminals are out there using sophisticated software to scan the internet for any type of vulnerable website.

Hackers don’t care if your website is big, small, a non-profit, or profit making. A hacked website is worth money to them as they can either extort money from a website owner, or place links or code on the site to support some other type of criminal activity.

Online security is of paramount importance to every human being on this planet. This course is for everybody. There is very little use of technical terminology or advanced online procedures. Anyone with basic computer skills can protect any WordPress website by following this course.

The course starts with the two biggest causes of hacks on websites and shows you the simple and non-technical ways to protect yourself. The two biggest causes of hacks on WordPress websites are:

  1. easily guessed or stolen usernames and password
  2. out of date software

I show how to use secure and unguessable passwords that are different on every site.

I continue to explain how to ensure all the software that’s used to run your site, not only the WordPress software, is not only up-to-date but kept up-to-date. We also cover home directory and webroot hygiene as well as disabling directory listing and error reporting. 

I then show how to set up and install the Wordfence Security plugin which will:

  • protect a site with a cloud-based firewall
  • scan your site everyday for known vulnerabilities and changes in the WordPress code
  • block malicious IPs and requests
  • and much more

I demonstrate how to set up and schedule back-ups. So if anything goes wrong in the future you can restore your site back to an early copy.

I then go on to explain step-by-step technical methods to really lock down a WordPress website.

Don’t think that online security doesn't matter to you. Your online security is as important as your physical security. 

My name's Rob Cubbon and I have run a web and graphic design business for over a decade. I have built countless WordPress websites for myself and others. 

However, I have been hacked!

This was a chastening experience. Not only was this attach to one of my websites extremely costly in terms of money and time, but I was also shocked at my ignorance of many website security procedures. 

Online security, website security, and WordPress security are now topics I take extremely seriously. I want to prevent other people from having a similarly terrible experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who uses WordPress
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:49
Username and Password Security
6 Lectures 30:30

Make your Usernames Hard to Guess

Improving the Security of the WordPress Admin User

An easy way to change your username with Username Changer plugin

How to Enable 2 Step Authentication to your WordPress Login
Keeping Software Up-to-Date and Understanding Basic "Webroot Hygiene"
7 Lectures 31:14

How To Make Sure You're Running Up To Date Software

Deleting Unnecessary Plug-ins through the WordPress backend

Deleting Unnecessary Themes through the WordPress backend

Home Directory And Webroot Hygiene And How To Access A Site's Files

Checking the File and Folder Permissions on the Server

Disable Directory Listing
Wordfence security plugin
7 Lectures 38:01
Introduction to the Wordfence Security Plugin

Why the Wordfence Security Plugin is so awesome

Activating Wordfence Security Plugin for WordPress Initial Essential Steps

Checking up on Wordfence 24 hour later

Making sure the firewall is enabled in Wordfence and more about the plugin

Further Tweaks to the Wordfence Security Plugin

What to do if you get locked out of WordPress by Wordfence Security Plugin
Backing Up
5 Lectures 23:37

An Introduction to Backing-up and Restoring WordPress Websites

Recommended WordPress Plug-ins for Backing-up and Restoring WordPress Sites

Scheduling Database and File Backups to the Cloud Using a Free Plugin

How to Restore a WordPress Website from a Backup
Extra WordPress Security Tasks – Really Lock Down Your Site
7 Lectures 27:13

Install WordPress Securely By Installing Manually

How To Get the Green Secure Padlock on an HTTPS SSL Website

Disable Error Reporting

Disable File Editing in the WordPress Dashboard

Protecting the wp-includes folder and the wp-config.php file

Prevent PHP Execution in the Uploads Directory and Reminder to Update Software
2 Lectures 04:49

About the Instructor
Rob Cubbon
4.4 Average rating
1,119 Reviews
29,728 Students
15 Courses
Bestselling author, entrepreneur, web and graphic designer

I have over 15 years experience in graphic design, web design and marketing. I have run my own business since 2005.

I am an Amazon bestselling author of seven books, bestselling Udemy instructor and all-round good guy who wants success for you and your business.

Being your own boss is an incredibly liberating experience but it can be difficult as well. There never seems to be enough time for what we want to do.

I'm driven to help people experience the positive side of entrepreneurship, not the negative.

I also build brands, create websites and run marketing campaigns for my clients.

My mission statement: I want to help and inspire people to build sustainable online businesses, earn passive income and experience greater freedom and happiness in their lives.

Chris Varnom
4.8 Average rating
34 Reviews
2,919 Students
1 Course
Security Evangelist at wpsaracen.com

Security has been a passion of mine for well over 15 years when I started Saracen Systems in the UK.

We have been hosting and running 100s of WordPress websites for clients for over 15 years.

Everyday, my team at WP Saracen ensure the smooth running of our awesome clients WordPress websites, making sure they are secure and working super smooth.

Let me and my team at WP Saracen provide you with the peace of mind with your WordPress site, so that you can rest easy and focus on what's important...
Running Your Business!