- [Instructor] In this video series, … we've covered a lot of ground … and added many layers of security. … But there are many more steps you can take. … In this video we highlight eight additional techniques. … Monitoring errors, responding to incidents, … not modifying core files, working with a clean computer, … using HTTPS, using SFTP, … writing secure code and exploring plugins. … These eight tips will serve you well … as you go forward with securing your WordPress-powered site. … Let's dive in to these topics. … Number one, monitoring errors. … Monitoring errors is an important part … of any good security strategy. … As technology evolves errors are inevitable. … Keeping a close eye on your site's errors … enables you to resolve issues before they escalate, … cause problems and make your site vulnerable to attacks. … There are plenty of error monitoring tools available. … There are error logs, third-party scripts, … and WordPress plugins. … Finding the right tool can help you monitor errors …
- 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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