Secure WordPress

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Install the Wordfence Security plugin via the WordPress dashboard and run a scan of your WordPress installation, as follows:

  • Log in to your WordPress dashboard.

  • Select the “Plugins -> Add New” option.

  • Type “wordfence” in the search box.

  • Install the “Wordfence Security” plugin by clicking the “Install Now” button.

    WordPress plugin installation

  • Click the “Activate plugin” link. A new entry should now appear in the left navigation menu.

    WordPress plugin installation

  • Click the “Wordfence -> Scan” menu item and then the “Start New Scan” button.

  • Wait until the scan ends.

    WordPress plugin installation

Last modification September 7, 2021