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".


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?
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?
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
Basic Protection Features
Request Filtering
Hardening Options
Project Honeypot
Logging and reporting
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
URL Redirection
Import and Exporting Settings
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