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WordPress Security For Small Business Owners: Your Guide To Website Security

Mike Linville
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It's no secret that WordPress has taken the web world by storm. A quick Google search of the phrase "WordPress is awesome" yields 113 million results. Awesome is an understatement considering WordPress runs 22 out of 100 new websites in the US, and currently holds nearly 54% of the CMS market share.

This easy use, SEO power-packed, and customizable platform is a must for any small business owner. The only problem? Hackers have latched on to this amazingly powerful tool to take advantage of those trying to move their business forward.

We've noticed in our 14 years of web development, that there's a lot of information on how to build WordPress websites online, but not much on how to protect WordPress. So we've developed "WordPress Security for Small Business Owners" to help safeguard sites from permanent data loss, expensive security audits, damage to online reputation, and battles with hackers.

This ebook was designed to help a normal person protect their website. It's not written to impress other techno-nerds with our extensive knowledge of jargon. It's instead broken up into 3 phases, so readers can protect their websites depending on their own personal needs.

The first phase consists of securing the foundation.

Topics Covered:
- Hardening WordPress Authentication
- Moving wp-config.php file
- Scheduling Regular Backups
- Performing Updates and Upgrades

The second phase covers preventative maintenance.

Topics Covered:
- Eliminating Spam Comments
- Limiting Login Attempts
- File Monitoring

The third phase, although it may be a sensitive subject, is for those who have already been hacked.

Topics Covered:
- Checking Machine & Changing Passwords
- Removing Infected Files
- Reinstating the Latest Clean Site Version
- Performing and Testing Security Measures

And as a bonus, we've added in a section that address extreme security needs. This section covers how to password protect the admin directory, and how to modify the content directory.