- [Instructor] Proxy servers, such as the one shown here, … can be used by legitimate visitors, … but they also are used by attackers … to disguise their identity. … Some sites allow all proxy visits, … while others may want to block proxies … and require visitors to use their true identity. … It may be impossible to block 100% of proxy visits … to your site, but you can block most of them. … In this video, you'll learn how to control … proxy access with PHP and htaccess. … Keep in mind that not all proxies are evil, … so, only use this technique if you're sure … that you don't want anyone visiting via proxy. … To block proxy visits, the first thing we want to do … is add a code snippet to our site's root htaccess file. … To do so, visit the exercise files for this course, … and copy the htaccess code snippet. … Then, return to the file editor … and paste the code before any existing htaccess rules. … To learn the details about how this code works, … visit the short URLs provided here. …
- 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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