WordPress Networking and Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


WordPress is an open-source content management system used by more than 23% of the top 10 million web sites. WordPress 4.1 provides a new distraction-free writing mode – editing tools fade away when you are writing and come back when you need them. In this course, you will learn how to build and configure multisite networks and perform the critical security measures.

Target Audience

Web site designers who want to become more familiar with WordPress and its functionality



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Multisite Requirements

  • describe the different requirements for a multisite environment
  • Updating the wp-config File

  • update the wp-config file
  • Updating the .htaccess File

  • update the .htaccess file
  • Configuring the Network

  • make different configurations to the network
  • Creating Additional Network Sites (Part 1)

  • create a new site
  • Creating Additional Network Sites (Part 2)

  • enable themes for use on sites
  • Network Users

  • create and configure network user accounts
  • Updating the Network

  • recall how to update the network
  • Setting up MU Domain Mapping

  • set up MU domain mapping
  • Adding the Domain Name

  • add the domain name
  • Exporting Web Site Data

  • export web site data
  • Backing Up and Moving All Site Information

  • back up all the site information
  • Backing Up the Database and Files

  • back up the database and files
  • Changing the Database Table Prefix

  • change the database table prefix
  • Exploring Caching

  • describe what caching is and how it is used in WordPress
  • Securing Logins

  • configure secure logins
  • Removing the Meta Generator Tag

  • recall why and how to remove the meta generator tag
  • Examining File Permissions

  • apply different file level permissions
  • Changing File Locations

  • change file locations
  • Monitoring Security Problems

  • recall how to monitor for security problems
  • Exploring Theme and Plugin Files

  • configure different theme and plugin files
  • Examining the Core Files

  • identify what the core files are and recall why they should not be altered
  • Working with Hooks

  • work with hooks
  • Using the Options and Settings APIs

  • use the options and settings APIs
  • Writing Secure Themes and Plugins

  • write a secure theme and plugin
  • Exercise: Using Multisite environments and Plugins





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