This article is sponsored by Blog Lock Down and posted by Charles Lau.
It is undeniable today that many of us are using WordPress as our preferred blogging application. Carl Ocab himself is using WordPress. I am using WordPress myself. There are many other well-known websites (such as TechCrunch and Problogger) using WordPress as well. It is almost the de facto standard today!
However, WordPress has a very big problem today. It’s an open source software, which means that it is free! You can download this software instantly. Well, it’s not a bad idea actually… But it also means that hackers can lay their hands on such a good piece of software which is commonly used by millions of blogs out there! If a hacker can find out one simple loophole of WordPress, it means that he or she will have access to millions of blogs out there! This is something which any website owners will be fearful of because it directly affects their business!
In today’s review, we are going to talk about Craig Desorcy’s tutorial known as “Blog Lock Down“. It is a series of information (in the form of videos and ebook) which helps us to identify the various components within WordPress, and to secure them easily without much technological knowledge.
Who is Craig Desorcy?
Craig Desorcy is an Internet marketing tech coach, helping people put together the many pieces it takes to launch and successfully sell information products and services online. He has mastered every element of WordPress, and has a website sharing his insights to people who are interested in having their own blog and profiting from it.
Many Internet marketers have approached him for technical help related to WordPress blogs. After helping many in the area of security, he decided to create this product for the best interest of the Internet marketers. (Definitely for himself as well as.) I would think there is a good leverage here as he is creating one product to solve many similar problems which are all related to the same blogging platform – WordPress.
What is Blog Lock Down
It is an ebook, accompanied with 13 training videos to guide you on how to secure your WordPress blogs one step at a time. The author went through all the various security loopholes around your WordPress, as well as within your WordPress. I believe this Blog Lock Down product is actually a standard set of security preventions that he has adopted along the way after helping many Internet marketers configure their WordPress blogs.
Blog Lock Down is basically a step-by-step ebook with 90 pages of words and screenshots to help you secure your WordPress. As I went through his tutorial, I realized that he is trying to change all the standard information in the WordPress configurations, the actual database information, and its files.
It is so comprehensive that I wonder what else a hacker can do. The only thing left is with the actual WordPress codes which he has also emphasized to the readers that they have to keep their WordPress version up-to-date!
Is this product really useful?
The whole process of securing your WordPress blog is really very boring. It’s not Craig’s fault actually.
I would suggest to go through his videos. It is much easier to watch the videos than to read through the ebook because of the nature of how websites are configured. There is still a certain level of technical terms that you have to understand in order to follow the steps closely what the ebook/video is trying to explain with screenshots. Though video is much easier to follow, there are still certain information which only the ebook will provide more in-depth and you should understand about security.
I would say that CPanel has made things much easier to configure the web hosting. And with CPanel’s popularity being used across many web hosting companies, it is very likely that you will be using one. (Though it’s not for my web host who used their own custom-made hosting applications.)
Though security is mandatory as part of our website maintenance, many of us don’t really focus on the security of our blogs. We just want to have an easy-to-use application to get ourselves started. Hence, Blog Lock Down is an information product which is good to have. Though many of us would think that it is not necessarily important to get one ourselves, there is still a potential risk to take if we don’t secure our WordPress blogs.
Another thing I want to highlight to any potential customers here. Though we may assume that only WordPress users may be the potential customers of Blog Lock Down, please do check the following pre-requisites so that you wouldn’t be so lost after acquring this info product:
- CPanel – Make sure that you are using a web host which is using CPanel as your hosting management system.
- WordPress – Obviously, we need to have this blogging software. But CPanel should be able to help you to install one easily if you don’t have.
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Charles is an Internet reviewer, who writes articles for bloggers around the world. His articles focus on reviewing products and services which are marketed through the websites. You can also find Charles on twitter.