WordPress Security

09

OCT | 2015

wordpress security

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL and it is the most popular blogging on the Internet which makes it a favorite target for hackers. A hacker is someone who focuses on security mechanisms of computer and network systems. To protect your data or visitors data some extra efforts wants to take care off. It is also a effective way to secure the site. This article is about some best practices for securing a WordPress website .

  • Your WordPress site and plugins must be up-to-date

  • WordPress provides updates with security fixes all of the time. When you get the notification in admin panel, do not ignore it. It is really important to keep your core WordPress files and all of your plugins updated to their latest versions.

  • Admin area must be protected

  • It is important to restrict the access to your WordPress admin area only to people that actually need access to it. If you want to allow access to another computers, you just add the ip address and dont allow all the computers to access it.

  • Do not Use "admin" As Your Username and Pick Strong Passwords

  • Most of the attackers will guess your username as admin. As of version 3.0 you can change this during the initial setup, but it is easy to forget that you can go back and change it. Using phrases like "password" or "123456" these words can be easily guessed. So, picking strong passwords for all of the users on your blog are fundamental ways to boost your security.

  • Backup

  • Regular backup of your site will make you fill safer than any other above. There are many backup plugins are available and use any best plugin to backup. But if you are more serious about the backup for your blog then you should go with the paid solution.