How to Install the CleanTalk WordPress Security & FireWall Plugin 

 

1. In the WordPress Admin Panel go to the "Plugins" section and press the button "Add New".

WordPress Security plugin install

 

2. Find the plugin "WordPress Security by CleanTalk" by typing the keyword "cleantalk". Press the button "Install Now" near the plugin's name.

WordPress Security plugin install

 

3. After the process of installation press the button "Activate" on the same page.

OR

In the "Plugins" section find the installed plugin "Security by CleanTalk" and press the string "Activate" under its name.

WordPress Security plugin activate

 

4. Go to "Settings —> Security by CleanTalk".

OR

In the "Plugins" section find the installed plugin "Security by CleanTalk" and press the string "Settings" under its name.

WordPress Security plugin settings

Click the line "Show access key", copy the access key from your CleanTalk Control Panel and paste it in the "Access key" field, set up the plugin if necessary and press the button "Save Changes".

WordPress Security plugin options

 

You can test if Security FireWall is working.

Add this string "/?spbct_test=MD5-OF-YOUR-ACCESS-KEY&spbct_test_ip=10.10.10.10" to your website address. You have to modify it for your own access key.

Example:

  1. Your access key is 1234.
  2. Calculate MD5 hash of your key here: https://www.tools4noobs.com/online_php_functions/md5/
  3. It would be 81dc9bdb52d04dc20036dbd8313ed055 for the "1234" key.
  4. Now modify the link to the security block screen. It will look like this:
  5. MyWebsite.com/?spbct_test=81dc9bdb52d04dc20036dbd8313ed055&spbct_test_ip=10.10.10.10

 

The same thing could be done in your CleanTalk Control Panel:

  1. Go to your Security Dashboard: https://cleantalk.org/my?cp_mode=security
  2. Click the link "Settings" under the name of your website.
  3. Then click the link "Testing Security FireWall".

CleanTalk Security Dashboard Website Settings Test Block Screen Firewall

 

Congratulations. The CleanTalk Security plugin is installed!

 

 

 

 

Please go to your Dashboard to see the security status, add new websites or manage existing ones!

 

Please check your e-mail to get account password.
 

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