Around 10 000 websites every day get hacked or infected by malware. That’s a very huge number no matter how you look at it. So, you should definitely think about your website security.
I shot a video where I give you some quick tips how to increase the security of your WordPress blog and I also recommend some plugins that prevent you from being hacked.
Have A Strong Password And Username
The first step in securing your WordPress blog is to have a strong password. A 6 letter lowercase password takes only ten minutes to hack, but if you add some more letters, lowercase and uppercase and then it takes a few years.
Also, using different than the regular admin username ensures that the password isn’t the only thing that needs to get hacked and to be completely sure that no one even tries to guess your password then install a plugin called Limit Login Attempts, which blocks the IP for 24 hours, if it failed to login for more than 16 times.
No matter what security measures you take you can’t be 100% sure that you wont get hacked. If you get targeted by a very savvy hacker, it can go through all the blocks that you put up. For that reason I highly recommend you to install a plugin that does automatic backups of your WordPress blog, the one that I recommend is Online Backup for WordPress. So, if you do get hacked then at least you would have a backup of all your blog posts and settings and you could restore your blog.
Kick It Up A Notch
You can’t be 100% secure, but you definitely don’t want to make it easy for the hackers. Another plugin that I recommend which does a lot of little tweaks to your WordPress blog that makes your blog harder to hack and of course more secure. It’s called WordPress Security plugin.
To find the plugins that I mentioned just go to your WordPress blog’s plugin section and enter the names of the plugins in the search.
And the last tip that I want to give you is to have your WordPress installation up to date, because old installations may have some loopholes that hackers can use to hack you site. Usually, the WordPress updates deal with security threats so, you want to install them to keep your blog safe.
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