WordPress is such a popular content management system that it has become a prime target for hackers – WordPress security is now paramount.
If your website isn’t secure, it can get hacked – someone will try and do this to your site today.
Therefore it’s crucial to have a secure WordPress site.
Some of the more common security issues with the sites we look at are:
All software, WordPress or otherwise is only as secure as the password you use to protect it.
If your current site has a user named Admin, remove it, now.
Hackers know that the URL for your dashboard is /wp-admin/ and that your log-in URL is /wp-login.php.
Using the Admin username also gives them 50% of your login credentials.
Simple, but effective. Login captchas quickly and easily add a little bit more security and can prevent brute force attacks – a really easy trick to improve WordPress security.
It’s a big plugin, but this also adds additional layers of security, plus you get the benefits of being linked to WordPress.com and all the data they hold on hackers.
Not something that’s right for every site, but if this works for you, it will mean everything is kept up-to-date.
Make sure your site is backed-up regularly so that if the worst happens, you’re covered.