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WordPress Security Masterclass – Defeat Hackers & Malware

Learn basic to advanced techniques on how to properly secure and harden your WordPress website against hacks and malware
Instructor:
Alexander Oni
1,473 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Implement the basic steps to protect their WordPress website
Use some of the very best WordPress security plugins
Spot the critical signs that a website has been compromised
Learn how to fix a website that has been hacked
Enforce advanced techniques to harden their WordPress websites against malware

WordPress Security is a critical topic among website owners. With the increasing number of vulnerabilities and attacks that are happening every minute, anyone can be a victim of these breaches—both companies big and small as well as individuals. 

Below are some shocking statistics on why WordPress security is such a big issue

  • Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware, and around 50,000 for phishing.
  •  Hackers attack WordPress sites both big and small, with over 90,978 attacks happening per minute
  • 18 million WordPress users were compromised during the worst breach of WordPress security.
  •  73% of the 40,000 most popular websites that use the WordPress software are vulnerable to attack
  • 52% of reported WordPress security vulnerabilities relate to WordPress plugins

The objective of this course is teach you both basic and advanced techniques that you can apply to properly secure and harden your WordPress website against hackers and cyber criminals. 

We’ll cover steps you can take to better protect your website including:

  • Two-step verification
  • Using security keys
  • Changing WordPress defaults
  • Hiding, password protecting & denying access to core WordPress files and directories
  • How to use HTTPS and SSL certificates
  • Selecting the right host
  • Selecting the right themes and plugins
  • Banning an IP address
  • and many other security measures

Not sure what these are? Not only will you learn about these security measures here, I’ll show you exactly how to implement each one.

On top of that you will also learn

  • How to use 9 of the best WordPress security plugins
  • And the exact steps to take if your website is hacked

The course is perfect for both beginners and advanced users of WordPress and it also comes with a 30 day back money guarantee so you have got nothing to lose.

Enroll today and learn how to secure your WordPress website.

Basics of WordPress Security

1
Introduction
2
Connect with Me
3
Udemy Rating System - Very Important !!!
4
"Why Would I get Attacked?"
5
The Role of Web Hosts
6
Plugin Management
7
Using Strong Passwords
8
Using HTTPS & SSL
9
A Simple Trick to Fool Crackers
10
Changing the Default Login URL
11
2-Factor Authentication
12
Backups

Advanced Security Techniques

1
Introduction to FTP
2
What is the .htaccess file?
3
Restricting Access via IP Addresses
4
Password Protecting the WP-Admin Folder
5
How to Disable PHP Execution in Some WordPress Directories
6
Protecting the WordPress Configuration wp-config.php File
7
Protecting the .htaccess From Unauthorized Access
8
Blocking Author Scans in WordPress
9
Banning an IP Address
10
Disabling Hot Linking
11
Hiding the WordPress Version Number
12
WordPress Security Keys
13
Changing the Default WordPress Database Table Prefix

Fixing a Hacked Site

1
7 Signs Your Site has been Hacked
2
Using the Google Transparency Tool
3
How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Website
4
How to Manually Remove Malware
5
Review Update

WordPress Security Plugins

1
Introduction
2
Expire Passwords
3
Akismet
4
Anti-Spam Plugin
5
Loginizer
6
WP Security Audit Plugin
7
User Role Editor Plugin
8
Sucuri Plugin
9
iThemes Security Plugin
10
Wordfence Security Plugin
11
BackUp WordPress Plugin
12
UpDraft Plus BackUp Plugin
13
Download WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click

Conclusion

1
WordPress Security Checklist
2
Getting your Certificate
3
Conclusion
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