How to Improve WordPress Security by Issuing HTTP Headers that Can Be Used to Prevent Common Exploits - Wordpress Secure Headers Helper package blog

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Updated on: 2021-04-06

Posted on: 2021-04-06

Package: Wordpress Secure Headers Helper

Nowadays there are several HTTP headers that can be used to protect better Web applications and their users against harm that could be caused by certain types of security attacks.

This class can be used to send those HTTP headers in a WordPress applications. It makes it easier to develop more secure WordPress based sites and plugins.




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About the Wordpress Secure Headers Helper Package

The package Wordpress Secure Headers Helper is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Send HTTP headers that implement security measures

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This class can send HTTP headers that implement security measures.

It can register a WordPress action function that will be called to set the response HTTP headers that are sent when pages generated by WordPress are served.

The class sets security related headers like:

- X-Frame-Options
- X-Content-Type-Options
- X-XSS-Protection
- Referrer-Policy
- Strict-Transport-Security
- Expect-CT

The class also provides a way to set other headers.

Conclusion

The Wordpress Secure Headers Helper can be downloaded from download page or be installed using the PHP Composer tool following instructions in the Composer install instructions page.

This package was considered notable for implementing its benefits in a way that is worth noticing.

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