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WordPress Security

WordPress Security Basics

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Now that you know how to keep your Professional Services WordPress website updated, the next thing we are going to do is learn about WordPress security. Really, the most important thing to know about WordPress security is that there are two important tools and if you maintain those tools the chances of you getting hacked

Install & Configure iThemes Security Pro

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When we talked about WordPress Security basics one of the resources I talked about and recommended was iThemes Security Pro. iThemes Security Pro is a paid plugin but I have provided you with a download link for it here. There is your BackupBuddy download and there's your iTheme security download. You won’t get the next

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine

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If you're like most small business website owners maintaining your site becomes increasingly painful. You're afraid to upgrade WordPress or plugins because something might fail or you've forgotten how to properly backup your site so you need to wait to upgrade until you relearn how to backup. You may even have a backup but you've forgotten how to restore and you don't have time to recover from a disaster. WPEngine servers are dedicated to WordPress and it solves these problems - and many more! These videos are available to free members

How Should I Secure my WordPress Website?

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In this session we discuss how to secure WordPress websites. We recommend to use Sucuri because it scans the site for vulnerability.  We also discuss the basics of using strong passwords, the use of virus protection to make sure viruses are not passed from the computer to the website when logging in to the dashboard,

How to Identify and Repair a Hacked WordPress Site – Introduction – The Symptoms of the Hacked Site

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this special seminar on How to Identify and Fix a Hacked WordPress Website. I'm going to start this off by showing you the problem on a member’s website. It appears partly on her homepage. Her image here is not clickable, this should be taking us to her homepage not

How to Identify and Repair a Hacked WordPress Site

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Learn how to identify and repair a hacked WordPress site by following the steps outlined in this seminar. We show how to identify specific problems and what steps to take to fix them. Then we talk about specific actions you can take to prevent your site from being hacked in the future.

Protect the wp-includes directory on your server.

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To prevent someone from viewing the indexes you have, in particular the wp-includes directory, you need to edit the htaccess file.  We show you how to go through the process in this video.  The code used comes from the website www.splashnology.com/blog/wordpress/921.html. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA12-27-10a-protect-wpincludes-directory.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA12-27-10a-protect-wpincludes-directory.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Oh protect directories on your server. And so, I guess

Is there a way to change the Admin user name from admin after the site is created?

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We demonstrate how change the Administrator user name.  The security for your WordPress installation is only as secure as it's administrator user name and password.  WordPress formerly created an admin user that gave hackers half of the equation to your log in.  We use the instructions from the website www.splashnology.com/blog/wordpress/921.html.  We show you how to