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Dnelle DowisBerry Interesting Productions, Inc.WordPress customization & developmentSecurity&Sanitation
Understanding WordPressWhy does my WordPress site require maintenance?● WordPress isnt just a website; its a webapplicatio...
Logging inWheres that screen again?www.yoursite.com/wp-adminbookmark it!
Hiding your progressJust like that flimsy curtain in a doctors office● Allows you privacy while you work● Makes sure no us...
Malware checkWhy bother doing anything else if the sites infected?Backup BuddySucuriQuttera#wcn13ohmy
Backup, Backup, Backup!Or you are practically guaranteed to break something. Thanks, Murphys Law.● Hacking recovery● Serve...
Core, theme & plug-in updatesThe best way to totally freak yourself out for no good reason● stay in touch with your plug-i...
Audit your posts & pages● Clean up comments: approve or mark as spam● Delete old drafts & unused pages● Authorship check● ...
User check & password change● Check for spam● Delete wherepossible/necessary● Change all Administrator-levelpasswords● Kee...
Resources...you didnt think I did this all on my own did you?● Berry-Interesting.com● iThemes.com● Backup Buddy● Sucuri● C...
Dnelle Dowischief distiller of awesomesauceBerry Interesting Productions, Inc.WordPress customization &development@d_nelle...
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WordPress security & sanitation for beginners

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Basic steps for keeping your WordPress website tidy. This presentation is for beginner-level WordPress users and focuses on your to-do list for running standard maintenance tasks from the WordPress dashboard

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WordPress security & sanitation for beginners

  1. 1. Dnelle DowisBerry Interesting Productions, Inc.WordPress customization & developmentSecurity&Sanitation
  2. 2. Understanding WordPressWhy does my WordPress site require maintenance?● WordPress isnt just a website; its a webapplication● "The Internet" has a bajillion movingparts - servers, PCs, operating systems,browsers, programming languages● WordPress adapts to the ever-changinginternet on a regular basis● The content of your site (ideally)changes on a regular basis● Hackers gonna hack
  3. 3. Logging inWheres that screen again?www.yoursite.com/wp-adminbookmark it!
  4. 4. Hiding your progressJust like that flimsy curtain in a doctors office● Allows you privacy while you work● Makes sure no users experienceintermittent availability● Lets you check your work
  5. 5. Malware checkWhy bother doing anything else if the sites infected?Backup BuddySucuriQuttera#wcn13ohmy
  6. 6. Backup, Backup, Backup!Or you are practically guaranteed to break something. Thanks, Murphys Law.● Hacking recovery● Server malfunction recovery● User-error recovery● Plug-in update changes● What to do about off-site storage?
  7. 7. Core, theme & plug-in updatesThe best way to totally freak yourself out for no good reason● stay in touch with your plug-indevelopers● identify any plug-ins that arent inuse & delete them● run updates - one at a time● reading the changelog● check your site after each update
  8. 8. Audit your posts & pages● Clean up comments: approve or mark as spam● Delete old drafts & unused pages● Authorship check● Quick SEO auditIf its not actively supporting your goals, ditch it
  9. 9. User check & password change● Check for spam● Delete wherepossible/necessary● Change all Administrator-levelpasswords● Keep number ofadministrators to a minimumHospitality is not a virtue
  10. 10. Resources...you didnt think I did this all on my own did you?● Berry-Interesting.com● iThemes.com● Backup Buddy● Sucuri● Codex.wordpress.org● Want to know even more? Check out this awesome, in-depthpresentation from Judy Wilson of SiteShack: slidesha.re/10cb9yJ● Find this presentation on Slideshare: slidesha.re/14q5HIa
  11. 11. Dnelle Dowischief distiller of awesomesauceBerry Interesting Productions, Inc.WordPress customization &development@d_nelle • facebook.com/berry.interesting • 615-825-5608want a copy of this presentation?shoot an email over to me athello@berry-interesting.com

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