In this tutorial we will show you how to install the Wordfence Plugin, then go over the available settings.

As per Wordfence's official website "Wordfence scans your site for viruses, malware, trojans, malicious links, protects your site against scrapers, aggressive robots, fake Googlebots, protects against brute force attacks and much much more."

I recommend performing a backup of your website, before installing a Wordpress plugin.

Installing the Wordfence Security Plugin:

  1. Login to the Wordpress Dashboard.
  2. Click the Plugins link in the navigation menu, then click the Add New link.
  3. In the search box, enter "wordfence" then click the Search Plugins button.
  4. You will see Wordfence Security listed, click the Install Now link. A message will pop-up asking "Are you sure you want to install this plugin?" click the OK button.
  5. The "Installing Plugin" message will come up, click the Activate Plugin link. Wordfence Security has now been successfully installed.

 

Wordfence Settings:

Some of these options are only available on the upgraded version of wordfence, which is available for purchase.

  1. Access the Wordfence Security settings by clicking the Wordfence link in the Dashboard. The menu will drop-down and provide several more options, below is a description of them:
    OptionDescription
    Scan You can start a wordfence scan from here.
    Live Traffic This allows you to view information regarding the visitors to your website.
    Blocked IPs You can manually block suspicious IP addresses from this page.
    Country Blocking This option is only available on the upgraded version.
    Scan Schedule This option is only available on the upgraded version.
    Whois Lookup You can lookup a domain's Whois record on this page.
    Advanced Blocking Here you can block an IP range, or a specific User-Agent.
    Options There are basic and advanced settings here where you can do things such as change your security level, and specify scan settings and firewall rules. 

 

Congratulations, now you are familiar with installing the Wordfence plugin, and its available options!

 

 

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