WordPress Security : Comprehensive, but Easy
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Chris O'Connor does a fantastic job clearly explaining how to secure your Wordpress site: from installs and plug-ins, from back-ups to clean-ups, and even best practices for purchasing themes and plug-ins. This course is worth every cent.
There is a common misconception that viruses and malware are distributed by porn sites, gambling sites, or other sites of a dubious nature. But nothing could be further from the truth. It's small businesses, the personal blogger, the hobbyist. Basically, the sites you least expect to be spreading malware, and they are also the sites that least expect to get hacked - and usually the ones that are the least prepared for it when it actually happens.
It's a Numbers Game
WordPress is a great platform on which to build a web site, and it's estimated that it now powers around 25% of all web sites - and that makes it a target for hackers.
With a standard platform for the hackers to target they can try and infect tens of thousands of sites, and there is an excellent chance they will break into a significant percentage of them. For them it's just a numbers game. It's nothing personal against you.
You Probably Don't Even Know That Your Site Is ALREADY Infected!
Most of us have seen websites that have been defaced. The reality is that these are NOT the norm, because most people putting malware on your site DON'T want you to know it is there. Unlike the script kiddies who deface your site to show off to their friends, the REAL bad guys want to get as much use out of your site as they can, and are hoping to stay on it for as long as possible.
Chances are, completely unknown to you, your website could be being used for...
Before you know it your site is blacklisted by Google, and they are warning people not to visit your site because 'This site may harm your computer'. People stop visiting your site, customers find other (safer) places to meet their needs, and your business nosedives. Everything you worked so hard to build up could be lost virtually overnight and your reputation left in tatters.
Opening up your website and realising that someone else has broken in and used you, and your site, for their own ends leaves a sickening feeling in your stomach. It's a feeling of fear, dread, panic, and of being violated...
But It DOESN'T have To Be This Way! There Is A Solution...
...and the steps you need to take to avoid all of this DON'T require you to be a computer expert or a WordPress security guru. If you were able to get your WordPress site off the ground then you almost certainly have all the skills necessary to put in place everything recommended in this course, and if you are in any doubt then I make it really easy for you, taking you step by step through exactly what you need to do to make YOUR site as hackerproof as possible.
Just implement what you are shown in this course and you can sleep easy at night knowing that you have done everything possible to protect yourself, your customers, and your business.
My Guarantee To You
I'm 100% confident that this is the best WordPress security course available anywhere, at any price. So here's my guarantee to you -- take this course now, check it out, and if at any point in the next 30 days you disagree with me, then you simply ask for a refund. You'll get every penny of your money back - no questions asked. That's how confident I am that you will find this course perfect for your needs. So go ahead, take this course now. Just click on the blue button that says 'Take this course', and remember, it's entirely risk free!
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|Section 1: Introduction and Course Outline|
How To View This Course At It's BestPreview
What Are You Going To Learn?Preview
|Section 2: End-to-End Security|
|Section 3: 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
|Section 4: 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
Moving The Config File
Prevent Sensitive Data Showing Up In The Search Engines
|Section 5: Protecting Your Site From Unwelcome Login Attempts|
Protecting Your WordPress Login Area
How To Deal With Bruteforce AttacksPreview
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
How To Spot Problems By Analyzing The Wordfence Logs
|Section 6: Themes & Plugins|
Introduction To Themes & Plugins
Where NOT To Get Themes And PluginsPreview
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
|Section 7: Backing Up Your WordPress Site|
Backing Up With CPanel
Plugins & Scripts To Backup Your WordPress Site
Getting Some Else To Do Your Backups For You
|Section 8: 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
|Section 9: What To Do Next|
|Quiz 1||6 questions|
We've covered quite a bit in this course, over a wide range of areas. Let's do a quick quiz to see how much you remember...
|Section 10: Bonus Section - Monthly WordPress Security Updates|
November 2014 - CryptoPHP Warning
Plugins I Use on My Site (Last Updated June 2016)
I've been building web sites since the mid/late 90's, and am the author of the book WordPress For All : How To Create A Website For Business Or Personal Use, Quickly & Easily - Whatever Your Skill Level. It is available available on Amazon for the Kindle, with a paperback version due to follow in the near future.
I've been using WordPress since it was first released, and prior to that, B2 (the software WordPress was forked from). I've built numerous websites both for myself and for clients, using HTML, WordPress, and Joomla. From the very first commercial web site I built (in the days before Google existed) I have made a point of building my sites with search engine optimisation in mind, and have had top ranking for many of my sites for some of the toughest keywords out there.
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