WordPress Security 2018 - Destroy Malware & Defeat Hackers

Alexander Oni, The Web Monkey Academy

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36 Videos (2h 57m)
    • Welcome to the Course

      1:21
    • Introduction

      2:07
    • SkillShare Tips

      1:19
    • Why Would I get Attacked

      3:30
    • The Role of Web Hosts

      4:30
    • Plugin Maintenance

      4:47
    • HTTPS and SSL

      6:31
    • A Trick to Fool the Bad Guys

      3:52
    • Changing the Default Login URL

      2:43
    • 2 Factor Authentication

      11:50
    • Backups

      2:28
    • Introduction to FTP

      5:57
    • Restricting Access via IP Addresses

      3:39
    • Password Protecting the WP Admin Folder

      5:35
    • Disabling PHP Execution in Certain Directories

      3:01
    • Protecting the WP Config File

      2:37
    • Protecting the .htaccess File

      2:16
    • Blocking Author Scans

      2:23
    • Banning an IP Address

      0:51
    • Disabling Hot Linking

      4:23
    • How to Hide the WordPress Version

      4:27
    • WordPress Security Keys

      5:02
    • 7 Signs You have been Hacked

      6:11
    • The Google Transparency Tool

      2:25
    • Fixing a Hacked Site

      6:17
    • Plugins Section Introduction

      1:30
    • Akismet 1494970887514

      5:51
    • AntiSpam 1502051176643

      2:10
    • BackUpWordPress 1494970914642

      8:16
    • ExpirePasswords 1494970934031

      1:41
    • IThemesSecurity 1494971011711

      12:01
    • Loginizer 1494971015518

      6:14
    • SucuriSecurity 1494971081102

      11:09
    • UpDraftPlus 1494971096689

      7:06
    • WordFenceSecurity 1494971136997

      15:59
    • UserRoleEditor 1494971107417

      5:16

About This Class

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.

Enroll today and learn how to secure your WordPress website.

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Alexander Oni

The Web Monkey Academy

Hi there and welcome to the Web Monkey Academy on Skillshare. I am a professional web developer living in the United States of America.

I have been building websites for the past 7 years now and have been working exclusively with WordPress for almost 4 years.

I am also a cyber security expert and have a masters degree in Information Security.

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