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This course explains how to secure self-hosted WordPress sites, including site configuration, code modification, and the use of free plug-ins. Beginning with the basics of site security, author Jeff Starr explains how to harden a WordPress site by configuring authentication keys, setting proper file permissions, and removing version numbers. The course shows how to implement a firewall, prevent automated spam, and control proxy access, and concludes with a series of advanced tips and site security best practices.
This brings us to the end of our tutorial series on securing WordPress sites. As you continue your journey with WordPress, there are many great resources available. Some of my favorites are WordPress Candy, which is a great resource for a variety of WordPress news, tips, and tricks; and then WordPress Recipes, which is an awesome resource for handy WordPress code snippets, code, and tips; and of course Digging into WordPress, where you will find tons of great WordPress content by myself and co-author Chris Coyier.
I also write about WordPress, site security, and web design in general at my personal site, perishablepress.com. And for the official scoop on everything WordPress, make sure to bookmark the WordPress Codex, which is the official documentation for self-hosted WordPress sites. There is also the WordPress Plugin Directory, which is the place to go for WordPress plug-ins and themes, and lastly, the Free Themes Directory where you can find free team-reviewed themes for your site.
Of course, as the world's leading blogging platform, there are many more incredible resources available online. Just visit your favorite search engine to discover it all. This is Jeff Starr saying thanks for tuning in and learning more about how to secure your WordPress-powered site.
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