- [Instructor] The WordPress comments area … has long been a trouble spot for spam. … If enabled on your site, the comments … will get spammed with all sorts … of unwanted stuff. … So instead of having a nice, clean comments section … you'll have spammy links, prescription drug … advertisements and worse. … There are many great techniques for fighting spam, … but the easiest for WordPress is to use … a free plugin called Antispam Bee. … Let's walk through the process … of setting it up to help stop spam on our site. … Here in the WordPress Admin area, … we can visit the Plugins screen … and then Add New. … From here, we can see what's available … for free anti-spam plugins. … So we get lots of results that we can explore. … We are looking for the Antispam Bee plugin. … It is a very popular and effective anti-spam plugin. … Antispam Bee is free and doesn't require registration … or other hoops to jump through. … As you can tell by the ratings and number … of users, it is a very excellent plugin. …
- 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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