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Slides from a presentation made to WordChicks of the WordPress Melbourne user group August 1 2013.

Slides from a presentation made to WordChicks of the WordPress Melbourne user group August 1 2013.

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  • 1. WordPress Maintenance Now that you’ve got your site up and running you should give some thought as to how to look after it... #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 2. Hardening WordPress - Best Practice • Backing Up • Keep your site Updated - Core, Plugins, Themes • Being vigilant about the plugins you use - keeping aware of updates OSVDB.org - http://www.osvdb.org/vendor/228098-wordpress/1 • Smart Passwords • Protecting your WordPress using .htaccess #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 3. Backing Up: What are the Options? Free or Paid? Database or Full Site? Or just site files? • BackWPup - http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/ • Backup to DropBox - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/ • Backup Buddy - http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ • VaultPress - http://vaultpress.com Free Paid Cloud • CodeGuard - https://www.codeguard.com/ • Cloudsafe365 - http://cloudsafe365.com #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 4. Manual Installs. Updating - Automation #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne • Manage WP - managed, hosted https:// managewp.com/ •Infinite WP - self-hosted - http://infinitewp.com/ • Automatic Updater - plugin - http://wordpress.org/ plugins/automatic-updater/
  • 5. Manual Installs. Being smart about Plugins and Themes #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne • Highly Rated and Good Reviews • Recently Updated • Multiple Downloads • Response time and Unanswered Posts in Support Forums
  • 6. Manual Installs. Different for Every Site aaaaAAAA$$$$$00fb aaaaAAAA$$$$$00tw The Longer the Better aaaaAAAA$$$$$00 spur+Xu@@ChEbruSa Safe Passwords Easy to remember or in a Password Keeper https://lastpass.com/ https://agilebits.com/ onepassword #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 7. Security Plugins http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-htaccess-control/ #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 8. Other Security Measures Site Monitoring • Google Webmaster Tools http://google.com/webmasters Free • Sucuri - Discount available in BackupBuddy http://sucuri.net • VaultPress - Basic Plan (not Lite) http://vaultpress.com Paid - Real Time Monitoring #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne
  • 9. Double Opt In Logins • Google Authenticator - plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-authenticator/ Free #wpmelb@thewebprincess @wpmelbourne