Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Back up your site, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
- [Narrator] Keeping current backups…is the most important thing you can to do protect your site.…It's like your site's life insurance policy.…In a worst-case situation, having current backup files…means you can get everything back up and running.…Of course, the easiest way…to backup everything with WordPress,…is to do it automatically with a plugin.…There are several, good backup plugins available,…but the most powerful, flexible, and popular…is called UpdraftPlus.…Let's check it out from the Add Plugins screen…in the WordPress Admin area.…
After a quick search, here is UpdraftPlus listed…in the plugin directory.…Feel free to read through the plugin description…and other information.…This is a solid plugin that's become very popular.…Check out these stats.…Over 800,000 active installs,…and over 2,000 positive ratings,…4.9 out of five stars.…It doesn't get much better than that.…UpdraftPlus is already installed on this demo site,…so let's go ahead and activate the plugin.…Here on the plugin's page, we click Activate…
- 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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