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Getting Started with iThemes Security: New In-Depth Video Tutorials

Just getting started with iThemes Security? We just added 4 new iThemes Security video tutorials to our free WordPress training library.

This in-depth training series taught by iThemes Security plugin developer Chris Wiegman covers everything you need to know about getting your WordPress site secured with iThemes Security.

Getting Started with iThemes Security Part 1

In this tutorial, we cover how to install and activate the iThemes Security plugin plus a walk-through of the plugin navigation menu in the WordPress dashboard. We also cover important first steps and settings.

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Part 2: Global Settings

This tutorial covers each iThemes Security global setting in more detail.

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Part 3: 404 Detection

This tutorial covers the 404 Detection feature included in iThemes Security. Chris walks through understanding this feature, how to configure it properly to avoid unwanted lockouts and how to use 404 logs. He also covers how to temporarily whitelist your own IP while testing or making changes to your site.

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Part 4: Away Mode

In this tutorial, Chris covers how to use the iThemes Security Away Mode feature. He also covers how to use iThemes Sync to enable and disable Away mode remotely.

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Stay tuned for many more iThemes Security tutorials — we’ll keep you posted!


  1. Thanks, Kristen. Great to see these walkthroughs for iThemes Security. Any status update on when captions/transcripts will be added to the videos?



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