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Admin Tools for WordPress

Admin Tools for WordPress

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Akeeba Ltd

Davide Tampellini

Akeeba Ltd

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the appendix entitled "The GNU Free Documentation License".

June 2018

Abstract

This book covers the use of the Admin Tools for WordPress site security plugin for WordPress™ -powered web sites. Both the free Admin Tools Core and the subscription-based Admin Tools Professional editions are completely covered.


Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
What is Admin Tools?
Disclaimer
The philosophy
Server environment requirements
Installing Admin Tools
Updating to the latest version
Upgrading from Core to Professional
Requesting support and reporting bugs
Quick Setup
2. Using Admin Tools
The Control Panel
The Plugin Params page
Fixing the permissions of files and directories
Configuring the permissions of files and directories
Emergency Off-Line Mode
Protecting Admin Tools with a password (Master Password)
Protect your WordPress administration with a password
The .htaccess maker
Basic Security
Server protection
How to determine which exceptions are required
Custom .htaccess rules
Optimisation and utility
System configuration
Malware Detection (the PHP File Scanner)
How does it work and what should I know?
Configuration
Scanning and administering scans
Reading the reports
Automating the scans (CRON jobs)
Automating the scans (scheduling URL)
Web Application Firewall
How WAF works and optimization
Configure
Basic Protection Features
Request Filtering
Hardening Options
Cloaking
Project Honeypot
Exceptions
Auto-ban
Logging and reporting
Customisation
WAF Exceptions
Administrator IP Whitelist
Site IP Blacklist
Anti-spam Bad Words
Geographic blocking
Security Exceptions Log
List of blocking reasons
Auto IP Blocking Administration
Auto IP Blocking History
Email templates
WordPress tools
Update WordPress salts
Password expiration
Advanced WordPress options
Post settings
System settings
Database tools
HTTPS Tools
URL Redirection
Import and Exporting Settings
A. GNU General Public License version 3
B. GNU Free Documentation License

Tickets

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 #31161: Disable XML-RPC

Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 28 March 2019 03:19 CDT Created on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:55 CDT by zeusrw

Closed
 #31053: Login on frontpage :443

Latest post by lemtrac on Monday, 11 March 2019 03:31 CDT Created on Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:33 CDT by lemtrac

Closed
 #30947: I think Admintools block “ wp-admin/admin-ajax.php” that is needed for asynchronous JavaScript requests

Latest post by Chacapamac on Monday, 18 February 2019 11:54 CST Created on Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:45 CST by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30945: if “sitemap.xml” is in htaccess “Files which will always be made accessible” it become inaccessible?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:40 CST Created on Friday, 15 February 2019 17:47 CST by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30925: Admin tools was wrongly removed by my hosting operator, cannot re-install?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:51 CST Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:47 CST by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30926: Admin tools was wrongly removed by my hosting operator, cannot re-install?

Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:14 CST Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:47 CST by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30575: Error message in Akeeba for Wordpress

Latest post by sj@rapid.demon.co.uk on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 17:17 CST Created on Saturday, 24 November 2018 16:05 CST by sj@rapid.demon.co.uk

Closed
 #30511: Akeeba Admin Tools for wordpress doesn't work

Latest post by Peter Richard on Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:17 CST Created on Friday, 16 November 2018 12:22 CST by Peter Richard

Closed
 #30337: Error ...waf/feature/rfishield.php

Latest post by rowby on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 17:17 CST Created on Monday, 08 October 2018 19:21 CDT by rowby

Closed
 #30376: URL paramater

Latest post by fgbnl on Friday, 16 November 2018 17:17 CST Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:19 CDT by fgbnl

Closed
 #30352: restaoration log

Latest post by esteve on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:17 CST Created on Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:22 CDT by esteve

Closed
 #30365: Log error from “wp_admintools_storage” ?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:39 CDT Created on Monday, 15 October 2018 09:35 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30233: Missing filters?

Latest post by hkymre on Friday, 12 October 2018 17:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:45 CDT by hkymre

Closed
 #30184: Update not available

Latest post by miljko on Friday, 05 October 2018 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 07:48 CDT by miljko

Closed
 #30312: URL redirection with HtaccessMaker?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 04:05 CDT Created on Monday, 01 October 2018 11:45 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30303: Optimize WAF with Litespeed + suphp technology?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 03:41 CDT Created on Friday, 28 September 2018 11:10 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30302: No “Administrator secret URL parameter” in the “Configure WAF” ?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Monday, 01 October 2018 10:33 CDT Created on Friday, 28 September 2018 10:47 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30301: Optimize WAF - How this work?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Friday, 28 September 2018 10:13 CDT Created on Friday, 28 September 2018 10:09 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30292: Before I install on live site - Where is the main.php?

Latest post by Chacapamac on Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:31 CDT Created on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:21 CDT by Chacapamac

Closed
 #30095: Fatal error with b2

Latest post by hkymre on Sunday, 23 September 2018 17:17 CDT Created on Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:25 CDT by hkymre

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