WordPress Backup, Security & Performance

Course Name

WordPress Backup, Security & Performance

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description

WordPress sites are inherently vulnerable and slow unless you do something proactive to prevent it. Using the essential tools and technologies described in this course will keep your WordPress site as safe and fast as any other type of website.

This course can be completed as quickly as you care to progress through it. As a benefit, the e-learner is provided 1 year post course completion access to this course including any updates that are made to the curriculum from the time of official enrollment.


You will learn:

  • How to detect an intrusion and scan your site using free tools
  • How to restore a WordPress site from backup
  • How to rapidly get WordPress sites performing on a par with regular HTML websites
  • How to measure (benchmark) your site's performance
  • How to keep your database tuned


This course allows for self-directed work and does not require that you take a test. Apply what you have learned to your own projects.


WordPress Backup

  • WordPress Backup Concepts
  • Backup On-Site Using BackWPUp
  • Backup Off-Site with BackWPUp
  • On-Demand Backup & Restore with WP Clone
  • On-Demand Backup & Restore with InfiniteWP
  • Backup + Manual WordPress Install with FTP & PHPMyAdmin
  • Restore with FTP & PHPMyAdmin

WordPress Security

  • WordPress Security Basics
  • Scan Your Site with Sucuri & WordFence
  • Protect Your Site with Better WP Security

WordPress Performance

  • Measure Your Site's Speed with Pingdom & Yslow
  • Add Page Cache with W3 Total Cache
  • Optimize Database with WP Clean Up
  • Add CloudFlare Proxy Server & CDN