Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Audit your WordPress site, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
- [Narrator] In this video, we're going to do sort of…a live security audit on our demo site.…This walkthrough will hit the most important points,…and provide a good overview that should help bring together…a lot of what we've been talking about in this course.…Let's start in the Admin area.…Now, some of these setting are optional,…depending on what you're doing with your site.…But, I want to bring them to your attention,…just to be safe.…First, in the General Settings,…check the option anyone can register.…Make sure this is unchecked,…unless you want to allow open registration.…
Then, in the Discussion Settings,…scroll down to the section that says…before a comment appears.…There are two useful settings here for controlling comments.…These are definitely something to be aware of.…Here in the Reading Settings,…we want to make sure that…search engine visibility is unchecked.…Leaving this unchecked allows Google…and other search engines to access your site.…Next up, on the Plugins screen,…make sure that all of your plugins are current,…
- Backing up and restoring your site
- Setting up strong passwords
- Understanding users and roles
- Choosing trusted plugins and themes
- Changing and recovering passwords
- Configuring authentication keys
- Securing the login page
- Fighting spam in the comments
- Blocking access and detecting hacks
- Building a firewall for WordPress
- Detecting and blocking bots
- Auditing your WordPress security
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Security Essentials
3. Hardening WordPress
4. Improving Security with Plugins
5. Advanced Tips and Tricks
6. Applying Best Practices
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