Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Detect and block bad bots, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
Here we are looking at our site's root htaccess file.…To block some bad bots, grab a copy of the htaccess code…that's included in the Exercise Files for this tutorial…and then paste the code into the root htaccess file…before any existing htaccess rules.…This chunk of code is like a virtual control panel…for blocking bad bots.…In this first section, we block some of the worst known bots…via their user-agents.…This section is added for your convenience,…so you can see how to easily add…more user-agents as necessary.…
- 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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