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Bill Davis advises the East Bay WordPress Meetup on how to keep their WordPress sites safe from malware and hacks.

Bill Davis advises the East Bay WordPress Meetup on how to keep their WordPress sites safe from malware and hacks.

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Securing WordPress by Bill Davis Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Securing WordPress By Bill DavisInternet Marketing Muscle
  • 2. Installation Script versus Manual? Don’t use “admin” Use a strong password Different nickname from administratorBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 3. Plugins/Tools – Backup Which plugins? Backup – WP DB Backup – WP Twin – Backup BuddyBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 4. Plugins/Tools – Security Which plugins? Security – Scanning WebsiteDefender WordPress Security – Logins Login Lockdown Limit Lockdown Attempts – Change Admin Login Admin renamer extended – .htaccess Bulletproof Security – Comment SPAM Akismet SI CAPTCHA Anti-SpamBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 5. Upgrading or Changing WordPress Always use a test blog! Always have a current backup! Check compatibilityBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 6. Backing Up Why it’s important Frequency General backup principles Why backups are not good enough – Test your restoresBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 7. Backing Up – Methods cPanel WP DB Backup WP Twin Backup BuddyBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 8. User Administration Change admin username Two admins at all times Use strong passwords Delete unused accounts Setting user rolesBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  • 9. Resources WP Twin – – http://u-like.us/wptwin WP Secure Pro – – http://u-like.us/wpsecurepro The Ultimate Guide to WordPress – – http://theultimateguidetowordpress.com/ Internet Marketing Coaching Academy – – http://coaching-academy.usBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com