I’ve had the misfortune over the last few weeks to deal with some WordPress sites getting hacked, which has moved the topic of WordPress security to the front burner. The threat to WordPress sites from hackers is very real and unless you take precautions with certain security measures and backup your site, you run the risk of dealing with the unpleasant task of ridding your site of whatever malware the hackers have inserted and or totally rebuilding your site.
I wrote a quick little summary article on Maui WP with links to several resources to learn more. One of those resources was a blog post by The Guvnr, Olly Connelly. It turns out Olly has just written and published a book on the subject, WordPress 3 Ultimate Security, from Packt Publishing. I just downloaded the ebook version of this and my initial impression from just skimming through the table of contents and a sampling of pages is that it looks to be a very thorough treatment of hacking and security related to WordPress. Dealing with hacks these last few weeks has made me a bit paranoid about WordPress hackers and that I need to step up my game on WordPress security. This book looks like it’s just the ticket for that.
I’ll be doing a more comprehensive review of the book once I’ve gone through it in more detail, but on first impressions I’d recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about securing their WordPress site.