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Ask Wordfence Episode 2: How to Secure an Old Version of WordPress

This entry was posted in Ask Wordfence, Videos on October 10, 2017 by Mark Maunder   5 Replies

Today we are publishing episode 2 of our “Ask Wordfence” series. Today’s question comes from Ilko in Bulgaria who would like to know how to secure an old outdated WordPress installation.

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5 Comments on "Ask Wordfence Episode 2: How to Secure an Old Version of WordPress"

William October 10, 2017 at 10:35 am • Reply

Before all of that, backup your website! ;)

CasualSwiper October 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm • Reply

Very useful video! I look forward to the next in the series.

(And sorry, I accidentally gave it a 2-star rating while swiping my screen and it can't be undone! é_è)

Steve Humphrey October 15, 2017 at 8:24 am • Reply

Backing up the site is important, of course. Just remember that WordPress is largely database-driven. You must back up the database to ensure that all your content is saved. Also, be aware that if you have a very old version of WP and want to upgrade to a much newer version that you may have to run a script to update the database. You need a backup in case that process goes wrong and makes your data unusable. Just a word to the wise.

Elizabeth October 17, 2017 at 8:25 am • Reply

Great question - I hope you offer transcripts in the future though video is not the best way for me to consume info. I far prefer to read. And for those hard of hearing or deaf it's a deal breaker.

Mark Maunder October 17, 2017 at 8:37 am • Reply

Hi Elizabeth,

We did provide a transcript for our first video, but it was very labor intensive. Some folks prefer to read, others prefer video. So we are producing content using both mediums.

Mark.

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