Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Techniques covered in this course, part of WordPress Developer Tips: Locking Down WordPress.
- Before we get started, let me give you a brief overview of the tools and techniques covered in this installment of "WordPress Developer Tips." We'll be talking about locking down WordPress to make it more secure. So right off the top, I'll cover some basic WordPress security best practices, things you should always do when you run a WordPress site, to make it more secure. Next, we'll look at how to limit server access so that no one can tunnel into the server and make changes to your files and folders. Then we'll look at hardening WordPress core itself, to make WordPress core inaccessible to malicious code and also to people with malicious intent.
And finally, I'll introduce you to some essential security add-ons. Some of them are plug-ins, some of them are external services, and some of them are solutions you can use if for some reason your site does get compromised. So now that you know what's covered, let's dive in and lock down WordPress.