WordPress Security How To Stop Hackers

Comprehensive, Step-By-Step & Easy Way to Secure your Wordpress Website from Hackers
Wordpress Security How To Stop Hackers
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2.72 GB
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2h 39m



Andrew Williams


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WordPress Security How To Stop Hackers

What you’ll learn

Know why hackers hack, and some of the common ways they do this
Understand the main threats that cause security problems with WordPress websites
Understand that WordPress is actually a secure platform, but it can easily be made insecure by the actions of those that run and administer the site
Secure a WordPress website from hackers using a variety or common sense and technical tweaks to the site
“Copy” the security measures that have been set up on one site, and “import” them into other WordPress websites they own, meaning security can be set up on subsequent sites in seconds
Find out more information about those trying to hack their site

Wordpress Security How To Stop Hackers


Students need no previous knowledge or technical ability to take this course. Everything is explained and covered in step-by-step detail.
A basic understanding of WordPress is useful


In 2019, it is even more important that you secure your WordPress website.A couple of years ago it was estimated that only 44% of web traffic came from genuine visitors.  The rest was from bots, hacking tools, scrapers and spammers.  With that volume or dodgy web traffic coming to your website, are you confident that your website can withstand a hacker attack?  What if I told you that an estimated 37,000 websites are hacked EVERY DAY.  How confident are you now?Securi, a top internet security service, reported that they dealt with 500 website infections a day, 7 days a week.  Out of 11,000 infected sites they dealt with, 78% were WordPress sites.  Once a site is hacked, it can be used for all kinds of malicious purposes, such as directing your traffic, stealing customer details, deleting files, changing your login details to lock you out, sending spam emails to millions of people (which will label your domain as spam and remove any chance it has of ranking in Google), you get the idea?And hackers don’t just target large, popular sites.  They’ll use computer software to scan millions of websites for vulnerabilities, and then attack the soft targets.  There is no softer target than a newly setup WordPress website!There is obviously good reason to be concerned about your website security.  However, I don’t want you to think that WordPress is an insecure platform that should be avoided, it isn’t.  Wordpress is actually very secure and if a security hole is found, it is usually plugged very quickly by the WordPress security team and pushed out to all WordPress installs – automatically.  The real security issues come from the people running the websites.  They often don’t have enough knowledge to make educated decisions about the content they put on their site, the plugins they use or the themes they install.This course has two aims:  I want to give you the knowledge you need so that you can understand where the main threats come from.  With that knowledge, you will understand how your administrative actions can affect the security of your website.  This knowledge gives you the power to stop hackers. I want to give you a step-by-step solution to make your website as hackerproof as possible.  We’ll install a single WordPress plugin and go through the entire setup process.  Simply watch the tutorials, and follow along on your own site as I secure one of my own.If you are not very technically minded, don’t worry.  This course assumes no technical ability and no programming skills.  About the CourseThe course starts off with an introduction to hacking.  Why hackers hack, and what makes some WordPress sites more vulnerable to hackers than others.We’ll then go through the main ways that you can harden up your WordPress installation, and I’ll show you how to manually set some of these up on your site.  You can try out some or all of these techniques yourself if you want to, but it is not essential (see lower down). You may just want to sit back and absorb the information so that you have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions on your WordPress website going forward.In the second half of the course, we’ll install a WordPress Security Plugin that covers all of the major security weaknesses outlined in the first half of the course, and work our way step-by-step, configuring the plugin to make our site virtually hack-proof.  By the end of this course, you will have both the knowledge and the skill set to secure a WordPress website against hackers.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Is WordPress an Insecure Platform?

Lecture 3 Why Hackers Hack.

Lecture 4 Common Hacks

Section 2: Security Measures

Lecture 5 Site Backups

Lecture 6 Security Plugins

Lecture 7 Passwords

Lecture 8 WordPress Usernames

Lecture 9 Signing In

Lecture 10 Disable PHP Error Reporting

Lecture 11 Disable File Editor

Lecture 12 Content of Posts & Pages

Lecture 13 New Users

Lecture 14 Widgets & Code

Lecture 15 Plugins

Lecture 16 Themes

Lecture 17 Comment Spam

Lecture 18 Limiting Login Attempts

Lecture 19 2-Factor Authentication

Lecture 20 Protect the Login Page

Lecture 21 Database Table Prefix

Lecture 22 WordPress Security Keys

Lecture 23 XML-RPC

Lecture 24 Web Host

Lecture 25 WP-Config.php

Lecture 26 File Permissions

Section 3: Set Up All In One Security on your Website

Lecture 27 IMPORTANT. Please Read

Lecture 28 Installing the Plugin

Lecture 29 Backup Important Files

Lecture 30 If You Get Locked Out?

Lecture 31 Classification of Security Measures

Lecture 32 Dashboard

Lecture 33 Settings

Lecture 34 User Accounts

Lecture 35 User Login

Lecture 36 User Registration

Lecture 37 Database Security

Lecture 38 Filesystem Security

Lecture 39 Blacklist Manager

Lecture 40 Firewall

Lecture 41 Brute Force

Lecture 42 Spam Prevention

Lecture 43 Scanner

Lecture 44 Maintenance

Lecture 45 Miscellaneous

Lecture 46 Homework

Lecture 47 WordPress Security Checklist

Section 4: Resources

Lecture 48 Need Help With Udemy Interface?

Lecture 49 Bonus Lecture

This course is for anyone that runs a WordPress website.,It’s for anyone that has a WordPress website and doesn’t want to wake up one day to find the site has been hacked, defaced or deleted.,This course is focused on securing WordPress sites, so is not relevant to anyone running websites on other platforms.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 2h 39m | 2.72 GB
Created by: Andrew Williams

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