WordPress Security Masterclass - Defeat Hackers and Malware

Video description

Learn basic to advanced techniques for securing and hardening your WordPress website against hackers and malware

About This Video

  • Understand what the .htaccess file is
  • Protect the .htaccess file from unauthorized access
  • Get to grips with changing the default WordPress database table prefix

In Detail

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

The objective of this course is to teach you both basic and advanced techniques that you can apply to properly secure and harden your WordPress website against hackers and cybercriminals. You’ll understand how to identify signs that a website has been compromised. In addition to this, you’ll get up and running with applying WordPress security plugins. Later, you’ll even understand how you can fix a website that has been compromised.

By the end of this course, you’ll be well-versed with the essential techniques and have learned how to secure your WordPress website effectively.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Basics of WordPress Security
    1. Course Introduction 00:01:17
    2. Welcome to the course 00:01:32
    3. Why Would I get Attacked? 00:03:30
    4. The Role of Web Hosts 00:04:04
    5. Plugin Management 00:03:29
    6. Using HTTPS and SSL 00:06:31
    7. A Simple Trick to Fool Crackers 00:01:38
    8. Two-Factor Authentication 00:11:50
    9. Backups 00:02:28
  2. Chapter 2 : Advanced Security Techniques
    1. Introduction to FTP 00:05:58
    2. Password Protecting the WP-Admin Folder 00:03:50
    3. How to Disable PHP Execution in Some WordPress Directories 00:03:18
    4. Protecting the WordPress Configuration wp-config.php File 00:02:55
    5. Protecting the .htaccess From Unauthorized Access 00:02:00
    6. Blocking Author Scans in WordPress 00:02:52
    7. Banning an IP Address 00:00:52
    8. Hiding the WordPress Version Number 00:04:28
    9. WordPress Security Keys 00:05:02
    10. Changing the Default WordPress Database Table Prefix 00:08:57
  3. Chapter 3 : Fixing a Hacked Site
    1. 7 Signs Your Site has been Hacked 00:06:12
    2. Using the Google Transparency Tool 00:02:25
    3. How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Website 00:07:57
    4. How to Manually Remove Malware 00:05:27
  4. Chapter 4 : WordPress Security Plugins
    1. Introduction 00:01:30
    2. Expire Passwords 00:01:42
    3. Akismet 00:05:51
    4. Anti-Spam Plugin 00:02:10
    5. Loginizer 00:06:14
    6. WP Security Audit Plugin 00:07:25
    7. User Role Editor Plugin 00:05:17
    8. Sucuri Plugin 00:11:09
    9. iThemes Security Plugin 00:12:01
    10. Wordfence Security Plugin 00:15:59
    11. BackUp WordPress Plugin 00:08:17
    12. UpDraft Plus BackUp Plugin 00:07:06
    13. Download WP Content Copy Protection 00:02:53

Product information

  • Title: WordPress Security Masterclass - Defeat Hackers and Malware
  • Author(s): Alexander Oni
  • Release date: August 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781800561236