How To Secure WordPress Blog

 

90% of the serious bloggers out there are using WordPress because WordPress is the most popular and open source platforms for self-hosted blogs and websites, which means that everyone, including hackers with a malicious intent. As your site becomes popular and garners the attention of online readers, it becomes a more attractive target for hackers and people who are up to no good. So WordPress security is an important part of any blog. Here are some essantial ways that you can use to secure your WordPress blog.

 

Change username and password:

The first, most common sense way to secure your site is to have a strong, hard-to-guess username and password must include special characters like @#%& etc. Don’t use blog name as username and Don’t use author names as usernames. This means that neither your significant other,  best friend or malicious intruders should be able to guess what it is.

Keep Your WordPress Blog up-to-date:

WordPress does a good job of identifying issues and updating their code quickly. keeping your WordPress site up-to-date is one of the easiest things you can do. Make sure you keep your installation up-to-date..

Backup WordPress database:

By using a plugin like WP-DB-Backup to backup your WordPress database automatically. That way if you do get hacked, you can restore your site. You can find more WordPress backup options here.

Hide Your WordPress Version:

Your WordPress version gives hackers a good idea of how they can hack your site, especially if it’s out dated.

Stop spammers in their tracks:

You can use Akismet to quickly and effortlessly deal with spam comments and use “Bad Behavior” prevents spammers from ever delivering their junk and block them from even reaching your site in the first place.

WordPress Security Plugins:

Some very helpful plugins have been developed that take WordPress security to the next level. In no particular order, here are secen to consider:

1, Stealth Login

Create custom URLs for logging in, logging out, administration and registration.

2, ServerBuddy

Check hosting quality, security issues, and more.

3, Login Lockdown

Records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt.

4, BulletProof Security

The BulletProof Security plugin protects your website from SQL & XSS Injection hacking attempts and Base64_encode code injection is blocked.

5, WP Security Scan

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

6, WordPress Exploit Scanner

Searches files, posts and comments for anything suspicious.

7, Limit Login Attempts

Limit the number of login attempts possible.

 

Hope you found it useful in securing your loving blog. If you have any suggestions for new users who are upgrading their WordPress blog or do you have any questions about it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!

 

 

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