How do I secure WordPress?
Answer: The WordPress Security Checklist!
(Oh, by the way... the checklist is FREE!)
You're probably here because you think about securing your websites.
That's great! We're here to help you get it right.
Is Your Web Site Secure?
Many attacks on web sites are automated so it makes no difference if yours does not get a lot of visitors or if you think your site is not interesting to hackers.
Hackers will use your site's resources for their own purposes if you do not stop them!
Everyone who has a WordPress site needs
to take security very seriously.
Our WordPress Security Checklist Shows The Way
The Checklist is based on our own real life experiences.
We make it easy for you to harden the security of your WordPress site. We tell you what you need to do and also show you how you do it.
We show you:
- What you need to do on your local computer to stay safe.
- How to make it easy to keep your site updated.
- Which security plugins you need and how to configure them.
- How to setup a great backup plan so you always have a fresh backup.
- How to get notified if your site gets hacked.
- How to recover if your site gets hacked.
The checklist allows you to secure your WordPress site with as little effort as possible.
Why Did You Create The Checklist?
We run a number of sites based on WordPress ourselves.
And we thought we had done a good job of securing them.
But we were wrong!
Our sites were compromised. Suspicious looking files appeared on our sites, and we had no idea how or when they got there.
We cleaned up, added a couple of security plugins and thought that was the end of that.
But it was only a couple of weeks before it happened again.
We realized we had to understand how to get the job done properly. And after researching the topic we discovered why we had not done a good job of hardening our sites in the first place:
It is very difficult to get a good answer to the question:
How do I secure my WordPress site?
Sure, there are plenty of blog posts listing the 10 best security plugins (from two years ago) and how to secure your WordPress administration panel.
In fact there is too much information scattered around out there.
Finding, testing and deciding which of the many bits and pieces of information are valuable is very time consuming.
Hence the birth of The WordPress Security Checklist.
How Long Does It Take To Secure My Site?
The checklist is designed to be very easy to follow with step by step instructions.
At first it might seem a little bit long. Don't let that stop you. It is very important that you get this done.
Most people will be able to secure their WordPress sites
in less than 5 hours.
The time it takes does depend on your skill level so it may be a little bit shorter or longer for you.
You do not have to do everything at the same time. If you prefer you can complete the tasks over a few days.
What Does The Checklist Cost?
We have profited tremendously from the open source community and we would like to give something back.
Although a lot of time and money has gone into creating the checklist...
we have decided to give it away for free!
However we greatly appreciate any contributions to keep the list going!
How Do I Get My Copy?
Simply follow the instructions on our download page.
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