How to Configure Acunetix WP Security on Your WordPress Website

Posted OnNov 20, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The second step of the guide to the Acunetix WordPress Security plugin will guide you through the general settings of the plugin, so that you will have the plugin working effectively on your website.

Step 1) From the ‘Installed Plugins’ page, check the toolbar underneath the name of your plugin and click the blue link marked ‘Settings’ to be taken to the settings page. You can also click on the ‘WP Security’ link from the left-hand sidebar.


Step 2) The Settings page features a long list of available settings that you can activate by ticking the box on the left-hand side. Once completed, click ‘Update Settings’.


Step 3) The first settings is to hide the WordPress version for all users on the site except for the Administrators of the site, which will prevent anyone else from accessing it.


Step 4) The next step is to arrange your meta tags settings. You can remove meta tags generators from the head tag of the blog for non-Admin personnel, as well as the front-end meta-tags for Really Simple Discovery and Windows Live Writer, depending on which system you might be using.


Step 5) You can disable error reporting for anyone who isn’t an Administrator of your site.


Step 6) By ticking these boxes, you will ensure that any notifications to do with the core updates, plugins, themes and login errors will only be seen by Administrators.


Step 7) Tick the box marked below if you would like to hide admin notifications for users who are not Administrators.


Step 8) If you tick the box marked below, the plugin will try to create the index.php file in the wp-content directories for plugins, themes and uploads to prevent directory listing.


Step 9) The version parameter enables content to be available via different URLs. If you tick this box, the version parameter will be removed from URLs.


Step 10) Tick the box marked below to empty the readme.html file from the root directory. Once you have read it, there is no reason why you can’t do this.


Step 11) Tick the box below if you would like to show the RSS widget in the Dashboard of your site. You can delete the RSS data by hitting the blue button at the bottom of the settings options.



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