WordPress by default may not have the wp-content/uploads folder secured with an index page in it. When the wp-content/uploads folder has no index page, the contents of the folder can be viewed through the browser. This article will explain how to install and configure the Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPress.

Installing the Secure Folder wp-acontent/uploads plugin

  1. Log into the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to the plugins and Click Add New. Search for security in the search bar.
  3. Install Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressFind the "Secure Folder wp-content/upload plugin" and click Install Now.
  4. Activate Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressClick Activate plugin.
  5. Settings Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressNow that the plugin is installed, go to Settings > Secure Folder to go to the Secure Folder Plugin Dashboard.
  6. Check Folder Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressClick the link that says, "Click here to check is your wp-content/uploads folder are open".

    indexing Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressIf you see an "Index of " page display you will need to run the Secure Folder script.

  7. Claick Secure Folder Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressGo back to the Secure Folder Plugin in your WordPress Dashboard. Click Secure Folder.

    Secured wp-content/uploads Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPressIf the wp-content/uploads file shows a blank screen then the folder is secured.

Continued Education in Course 205: WordPress security Plugins
You are viewing Section 12: How to install the Secure Folder wp-content/uploads plugin for WordPress
Section 11: Install and Set up the Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner plugin for WordPress
Section 13: How to install WP-reCAPTCHA in WordPress

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