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WordPress Security Checklist

This tutorial is part of our tutorial series on WordPress Security. In this tutorial, we provide a WordPress Security Checklist that will help ensure your WordPress site is protected and secure.

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WordPress Security Checklist

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Many of the tasks listed in the checklist below can be completed by non-technical users simply by following the tutorials in our WordPress Security training module. Some of these tasks, however, should only be carroed out by more technically advanced users. If you don’t understand what to do or don’t feel confident performing one or more tasks, please ask a professional and experienced WordPress service provider for assistance.

Always backup your WordPress site (database and files) before making any changes to files. Even small mistakes can have disastrous consequences if you are not careful.

Please note that we have no control over the software and services mentioned in this checklist and that under no circumstances will we be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred either directly or indirectly as a result of following the recommendations below.

We also provide a printable version of this checklist at the end of this tutorial. We recommend printing out this checklist and using it as a reference to ensure the continued security of your WordPress site.

Basic Website Security Checklist

WordPress Security Setup Checklist

WordPress Security Maintenance Checklist

Schedule the tasks below to be performed on a regular basis:

Critical Website Information Checklist

Have this information handy and keep it in a safe place!

Download a printable copy of this free WordPress Security checklist below.

Hopefully, you have gone through the above checklist and implemented measures that will help ensure your WordPress site is protected and secure.

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"If you're new to WordPress, this can stand on its own as a training course and will stay with you as you progress from beginner to advanced and even guru status." - Bruce (Columbus, Ohio)

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