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The New Kids On The Block "Step By Step" Guide To The WordPress Admin

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A tour of the WordPress Dashboard and Admin in five easy steps.

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The New Kids On The Block "Step By Step" Guide To The WordPress Admin

  1. 1. The First Ten Minutes Presented by Amelia Briscoe @amelia_briscoe
  2. 2. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb • Slides Of New Kids On The Block! Yes, Really! • Your first ten minutes inside of WordPress • Getting your admin area configured • How to add some security inside of WordPress • Setting Your Maintenance Routine • Plugin Suggestions
  3. 3. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb
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  5. 5. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Three Ways To Login: • http://www.yourdomainname.com/login/ • http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/ • http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php
  6. 6. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Lost Your Password: • http://www.yourdomainname.com/ wp-login.php?action=lostpassword User Registration: • http://www.yourdomainname.com/ wp-login.php?action=register
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  12. 12. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Collapse The Menu!
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  22. 22. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb • https://wordpress.org/plugins/spam-destroyer/ • https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/
  23. 23. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Further Reading: http://digwp.com/2009/11/dont-need-plugins-to-stop- comment-spam/ Tips: • Discussion Settings • Post -by-Post basis
  24. 24. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb
  25. 25. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb • http://justintadlock.com/archives/2011/02/02/creating-a- custom-functions-plugin-for-end-users • https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css/ • https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-404-error-page/
  26. 26. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb • Login Protection – Protect against ‘Brute Force’ attacks. Lockout after failed attempts. • Firewall – Blocks nasty queries and malicious code • File Monitoring – Monitor your WordPress files for any changes. • Activity Monitoring – Keeps an eye on the WordPress admin area. • Security Scanning – Scans for malicious activity, malware, spam and vulnerabilities
  27. 27. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb WordFence - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ Better WP Security - http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp- security/ Bullet Proof Security - http://wordpress.org/plugins/bulletproof-security/
  28. 28. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb • Login Protection – http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-login- lockdown/ • Firewall – http://wordpress.org/plugins/block-bad-queries/ • File Monitoring – http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-file- monitor-plus/ • Activity Monitoring – http://wordpress.org/plugins/threewp- activity-monitor/ • Security Scanning – http://wordpress.org/plugins/antivirus/
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  30. 30. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Tip: Keep your password fresh by changing your password when you do a WordPress update.
  31. 31. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe #wpmelb Automattic offers a paid service that backs up your database & files to the cloud as well as security scanning. Learn more @ http://vaultpress.com/ WP-DBManager - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp- dbmanager/ BackWPup - http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpu p/
  32. 32. Amelia Briscoe - @amelia_briscoe http://ameliabriscoe.com #wpmelb

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