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WordPress 3 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung, Ric Shreves

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Testing your site security

One of the more challenging aspects of site security is identifying potential security risks. Luckily, there are tools to help you in the quest for a secure site. In this recipe, we're going to show you how to use the WP Security Scan plugin to scan your site, get a listing of security problems, and fix them.

Getting ready

The recipe relies on the WP Security Scan plugin. You will need to install and enable the plugin, as described in Chapter 3, Working with Plugins and Widgets.

Before you begin making any modifications with the plugin, create a backup of both your database and files, as described earlier in this chapter.

How to do it...

Once installed, the plugin will analyze the following:

  • passwords
  • file permissions
  • database ...

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