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How to install WP Cerber Security

WP Cerber Security is an open-source WordPress security plugin and available for download from the wordpress.org plugin repository for free. The plugin works out of the box and will start protecting your WordPress immediately after the activation.


Installing the plugin from within WordPress dashboard

  1. Log into the WordPress dashboard
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Enter cerber in the Search plugins… text box
  4. Find a tile with a shield with a dog and click the Install Now button
  5. Once the plugin has been installed, click the Activate button
  6. WP Cerber Security is now active and has started protecting your site
  7. Configure the plugin following this guide: Getting Started Guide
Installing WP Cerber Security on WordPress

Installing WP Cerber Security on WordPress

How to install the plugin manually

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin in a ZIP archive from the WordPress repository: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-cerber.zip
  2. Log into your WordPress admin dashboard
  3. Click the Add New under the Plugins admin menu
  4. Click the Upload Plugin button that is located next to the page title
  5. Select downloaded ZIP archive file
  6. Click the Install Now button.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin button.
  8. Configure the plugin following this guide: Getting Started Guide.

Have any questions?

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I'm a team lead in Cerber Tech. I'm a software & database architect, WordPress - PHP - SQL - JavaScript developer. I started coding in 1993 on IBM System/370 (yeah, that was amazing days) and today software engineering at Cerber Tech is how I make my living. I've taught to have high standards for myself as well as using them in developing software solutions.