No doubt Better WP Security is the best wordpress security plugin out there, achieving a five star rating in a repository of over 5 million users isn’t a child’s joke. This is one of the reasons I do recommend the better WP security to anyone who has the security of his blog or website at heart.
Securing your blog or websites running on the wordpress CMS platform is very important and the better WP security plugin has made that even much more easier.
This tutorial and guide is just to help you “setup the better WP security” the ideal way without running into problems, many users seems to avoid the plugin ‘cos of the scary warning signs that comes with the options dashboard.
We have a also created the video hints to tutor you on how to install the plugin, how to configure it and the necessary options to setup in order to achieve the best result without running into problems.
Watch this Video to learn how to install and configure the better WP security plugin or read on for normal instruction.
Installing Better WP Security Plugin
Already the instruction for installing wordpress plugins has been provided in the video using the Better WP security plugin as an example. Just like every other wordpress plugins you have to
==> log in to your admin dashboard
==> hover over the “Plugins” menu and choose “add new”
==> enter “Better WP Security” in the search form and click on “search plugins”
==> hit the “install now” button and thereafter the “activate plugin”
==> Your Better WP security plugin is now installed and activated and you can now safely proceed.
Note: You can manually extract the contents of the plugin to a folder in pc and then upload them to your wp-content/plugins directory if that is your most preferred method.
See also: How to add robots.txt to a wordpress blog / website without a plugin
The Ideal Setup and Configuration for Better WP Security Plugin
Now that you have successfully installed the plugin, you need follow my guidelines below to avoid running into problems or being locked outta your site
==> locate “Security” from the left side of your admin dashboard and click on it.
==>Click “No thanks” when prompted with the database backup message (assuming you have already done your backup).
==> From the next click accept to allow it secure your blog / website from basic attacks (this will not cause any problem at all )
==> Now from the recommendation window you are gonna see most items in green [ this is telling you that they are perfectly secured] the ones with the orange color is telling you that you can enforce further security on your blog or website by putting them aright, the ones in blue are the ones that are recommended but may break your themes and plugins and as that must be handled with great caution, the ones in red should be corrected asap.
==> The plugin from my perspective is very detailed enough with instruction and do not really need much guidelines to implement , the bottom-line of this guide is to encourage you to follow up these options correctly so as to secure your wordpress site from hackers and malicious persons.
Kindly ask us a question if you do not understand what settings to put up in any particular section of the plugins’ available options
Better WP Security Configuration Options you must handle with great caution
Intrusion Detection: What this particular area does is to help you fight against hackers who monitor your wordpress installation directories for vulnerability and loopholes.
This great option has been found to cause harm to so many site SEO-wise by blocking the search engines themselves permanently from being able to access your site.
So if you must use this option enabled, then you have to white-list the IP addresses of all the major Search Engines around or make sure there aren’t many erorr 404 pages triggering frequently from your site.
Server Tweaks: The last 3 options from the server tweak area can also cause problems with your themes or plugins.
So you must take note of every changes you makes there, so as to be able to revert back should any error occur.
Hope you get to start enjoying improved security with the Better WP security plugin from today onwards.
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