WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

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  • Hack or be hacked! Learn the mind-set, how attackers work, the methods they employ and how to use those to secure WordPress
  • Work safely from anywhere, using the latest antimalware tools on your PC and being secure even on infected shared machines
  • Understand the dangers of wireless connections, maximize your router's protection and know how to safely use public WiFi hotspots
  • Learn about and use the toughest internet protocols to connect to your server, site, and files with military-strength encryption
  • Find out how to hide your Dashboard and any other sensitive web files by using code, plugins, and Apache modules
  • Carry out dozens of WordPress security tasks using either plugins or code and utilizing either a control panel or terminal
  • Keep tabs on content, find out who is using it, and how to enforce your copyright (and safeguard your SEO)
  • Know the risks with control panels and interfaces like phpMyAdmin, learning how to solidify them or completely hide them from attackers
  • Recover from a WordPress disaster, properly diagnosing the underlying cause of the problem so that it won't be repeated
  • Consider the security differences between web hosting types and know what kind of security questions to ask a shared host
  • Grasp key Linux concepts like file ownership and permissions, using the terminal to maximize security options (for shared hosting too)
  • Reinforce the server with – for starters – an encrypted connection, network, firewall, and kernel hardening and with a web application firewall

Most likely – today – some hacker tried to crack your WordPress site, its data and content – maybe once but, with automated tools, very likely dozens or hundreds of times. There's no silver bullet but if you want to cut the odds of a successful attack from practically inevitable to practically zero, read this book.

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security shows you how to hack your site before someone else does. You'll uncover its weaknesses before sealing them off, securing your content and your day-to-day local-to-remote editorial process. This is more than some "10 Tips ..." guide. It's ultimate protection – because that's what you need.

Survey your network, using the insight from this book to scan for and seal the holes before galvanizing the network with a rack of cool tools. Solid!

The WordPress platform is only as safe as the weakest network link, administrator discipline, and your security knowledge. We'll cover the bases, underpinning your working process from any location, containing content, locking down the platform, your web files, the database, and the server. With that done, your ongoing security is infinitely more manageable.

Covering deep-set security yet enjoyable to read, WordPress 3 Ultimate Security will multiply your understanding and fortify your site.

  • Know the risks, think like a hacker, use their toolkit, find problems first – and kick attacks into touch
  • Lock down your entire network from the local PC and web connection to the server and WordPress itself
  • Find out how to back up and secure your content and, when it's scraped, know what to do to enforce your copyright
  • Understand disaster recovery and use the best-of-breed tools, code, modules, techniques, and plugins to insure against attacks
  • Learn fast with this easy-read, jargon-light book jam-packed with copy-paste solutions to suit all levels
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781849512107
Date Of Publication 12 Jun 2011


Olly Connelly

Olly Connelly was conceived in the Summer of Love and likes to think that he's the reincarnation of some dude who copped it after a Woodstock head-banger. Born in Windsor, England, he's no relation. Olly lives with Eugenia, just off a beach in Valencia, Spain. His background is broadcasting and satirical journalism and his experience includes serially annoying the BBC, Bloomberg, and MTV. Web-wise, Olly's a freelance content producer, web developer, and system administrator. His site vpsBible.com guides Linux newbies to set up and maintain their own unmanaged VPS boxes. At guvnr.com, meanwhile, he chats up the web and tries equally to demystify the complex. You can also catch @the_guv on the mighty T where he tweets tech 'n tonics. • vpsBible, Setup Unmanaged VPS 4 Linux Noobs! – http://vpsbible.com • guvnr.com, Make the web, make more of it – http://guvnr.com • on Twitter, Tech 'n tonics – http://twitter.com/the_guv • Olly Connelly, Pop by, say hi :) – ollybook@guvnr.com He likes kite-surfing, George Norey's CoasttoCoastam.com, ranting about (what's censored on) the news and, failing all that, a damn fine pint.