In this post we are going to share a few tips of how you can turn your WordPress website safer. Nothing is 100% and always remember it but following our methods you can make the access to your website much safer.
Change the default admin username
NEVER use the default admin as a username! If you do, you have just made a hacker’s job a lot easier and if a hacker hacks in with the admin username they will have complete control of your website so make sure to review all the usernames under the users administration.
Use a strong password
Having stronger or longer passwords can minimize brute force attacks and make it more difficult for someone to hack. Changing your password regularly including a combination of letters, numbers, symbols, will make your website much safer.
Protect your wp-admin area
Use the .htaccess to protect the login area and make it available only to your IP address and this way you will block a lot of the traffic to this page. Do you want to learn how? Click here and check out how you can edit the htaccess file.
Limit login attempts
Secure passwords are not enough. A basic brute force attack will work like a charm and let the hacker get into your website. Limiting login attempts will prevent brute force attacks.
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Maintain your WordPress Install Up-To-Date
WordPress releases regular updates in order to minimize vulnerabilities. Make sure your version is always up-to-date.
Check Your WordPress Themes and Plugins Updates
Make sure that you are only using themes and plugins that you trust and that are being updated regularly. Try to install plugins from the WordPress Plugin Directory. Wrong plugins can introduce vulnerabilities or even backdoors to your websites.
You should not give guest contributors or contractors full control unless absolutely necessary and you should remove it once the job is complete. Contributors themselves can be hacked, especially if they are not using a strong password.
Back It Up
We have solutions to keep your WordPress files, database, plugins, themes, settings, mail, backed up.