Secure Your WordPress Blog Installation in 6 steps

 

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For the best way to set relax and write posts to your WordPress site is that your site stay secure against

hackers today we will talk about some importants steps that can help to secure your wordpress blog..

1.keep Updating WordPress, Themes & Plugins – One of the most important things you can do is keep your software up to date. Whenever there is a new version of WordPress, or a new version of one of your themes or plugins, update them as soon as possible. remember to take backup from your installation WordPress and database in case of emergency issues

2. Change Admin Username –wordpress by deflut set the username of blog to Admin as you know most hackers use this basic way to access your site , so the best way you change the username during the process of installing

3. Perform Daily Malware Scans – Ideally you wont get hacked if you are running your website securely, but as mentioned in the beginning of this article, it’s impossible to be 100% sure. Running daily malware scans can help notify you if a hacker has successfully exploited your website to do something malicious by detecting suspicious code on the frontend. Sucuri is a great choice, especially considering they have aligned themselves with the WordPress community a bit more than the average security company.

4. Limit Login Attempts – If you have a secure password and admin username, then you should be fairly safe against brute force login attacks. Just in case, however, you can also limit login attempts. There is a great plugin that will do the job for you.

5. Disable Administrative File Editing – In the unfortunate event that someone gains access to your WordPress Dashboard, you should try and limit the resources they have to do damage. Using the WordPress Editor to modify your theme’s PHP files is an easy way to execute malicious code on your site and effectively let the hacker do whatever they want with your website. These editing capabilities can be disable in your wp-config file using define( ‘DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT’, true );

6. Use Security Plugins – There are a few great security plugins out there that will do a lot of the work for you when it comes to hardening your WordPress installation. I would give WP Better Security a try – it helps handle most of the things mentioned here, and more.