Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to Improve Wordpress Security

WordPress Security Tutorial
Lrn How to Improve the Security of Your WordPress Site

WordPress is the most popular blogging and CMS system on the Internet which makes it a favorite target for s. Having a WordPress site mns that you have to take some extra efforts in order to protect your and your visitors data. Here is a summary of the best practices for securing a WordPress, that will help you do that. It is important to mention that these msures don't guarantee a 100% protection against attempts, mostly because a 100% secure website doesn't exist, but they will protect you against the majority of attacks.

Protect your WordPress Admin Ar
It is important to restrict the access to your WordPress admin ar only to people that actually need access to it. If your site does not support or front-end content crtion, your visitors should not be able to access your /wp-admin/ folder or the wp-login.p file. The best you can do is to get our home IP address (you can use a site like for that) and add these lines to the .htaccess file in your WordPress admin folder replacing with your IP address.

<Files wp-login.p>
order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from
In case you want to allow access to multiple computers (like your , home PC, laptop, etc.), simply add another Allow from statement on a new line.

If you want to be able to access your admin ar from any IP address (for example, if you often rely on free Wi-Fi networks) restricting your admin ar to a single IP address or to few IPs can be inconvenient. In such cases we recommend that you limit the of incorrect login attempt to your site. This way you will protect your WordPress site from brute-force attacks and people trying to guess your . For such purposes, you can use a nice little plugin called Limit login attempts.

Don't use the "admin" username
Most of the attackers will assume that your admin username is "admin". You can sily block a lot of brute-force and other attacks simply by naming your admin username differently. If you're installing a new WordPress site, you will be asked for username during the WordPress installation process. If you alrdy have a WordPress site, you can follow the instructions in our tutorial on how to change your WordPress username.

Use strong s

You will be surprised to know that there are thousands of people that use phrases like "" or "123456" for their admin login details. Needles to say, such s can be sily guessed and they are on the top of the list of any dictionary attack. A good tip is to use an entire sentence that makes sense to you and you can remember sily. Such s are much, much better than single phrase ones.

Consider two-factor authentiion
Enabling two-factor authentiion for your WordPress website will significantly improve the security of your website. One of the siest ways to do this is to use Clef to authentie using your mobile phone.

Make sure you're site is on a secured WordPress hosting
Your WordPress site is as secured as your hosting account. If someone can a vulnerability in an old P version for example or other service on your hosting platform it won't matter that you have the latest WordPress version. This is why it is important to be hosted with a company that has security as a priority. Some of the ftures that you should look for are:

Support for the latest P and MySQL versionsAccount isolationWeb Appliion FirewallIntrusion detecting system
Ensure your computer is free of viruses and malware
If your computer is infected with virus or a malware software, a potential attacker can gain access yo your login details and make a valid login to your site bypassing all the msures you've taken before. This is why it is very important do have an up-to-date antivirus program and keep the overall security of all computers you use to access your WordPress site on a high level.

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