Securing WordPress by Bill Davis

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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

  1. 1. Securing WordPress By Bill DavisInternet Marketing Muscle
  2. 2. Installation Script versus Manual? Don’t use “admin” Use a strong password Different nickname from administratorBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  3. 3. Plugins/Tools – Backup Which plugins? Backup – WP DB Backup – WP Twin – Backup BuddyBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  4. 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. 5. Upgrading or Changing WordPress Always use a test blog! Always have a current backup! Check compatibilityBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  6. 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. 7. Backing Up – Methods cPanel WP DB Backup WP Twin Backup BuddyBill Davis Internet-Marketing-Muscle.com
  8. 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. 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

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