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6 Tips For Your WordPress Security


Being a blogger myself, I often get letters from my colleagues where they apologize for the fact their websites have been hacked, so, they have no opportunity to publish my articles now. It’s sad, but it’s true actually. Hackers never sleep, and they always try to do their best to make someone feel worst. Well, nothing to do here: such people they are. Fortunately, I’ve never had the negative experience of being hacked, and I hope that I will never have. If your blog is run on the same platform as mine (you’ve probably guessed already, that I am talking about WordPress here), then you have all chances to protect it from hackers, or increase its security at least.

wordpress-security-tips-and-tricks

wordpress-security-tips-and-tricks

Even a blogging newbie knows that WordPress is one of the most popular open source platforms to manage a content. Actually, 22% of all websites are run on WordPress, and it’s not surprising at all: this platform is awesome, and it has several unique tools all bloggers like about it. It’s easy-to-use even if you are not a big specialist of information technologies, and you don’t know HTML all tricks perfectly. All instructions are given to you after you’ve downloaded WordPress, and everything you need to do now is to read and follow them very carefully. WordPress allows you to start really beautiful and even unique blogs thanks to many templates and WordPress widgets available.

So, if you decide to run a blog on WordPress, be sure that you’ve made the right choice.

As far as you understand, nothing good is stayed unnoticed. The more popular a platform is – the more hackers make it their target, and it often happens today, that bloggers find their websites hacked, and they don’t know what to do next in order to fix everything. The truth is you can protect your blog from all these threats, even if you can’t call yourself a big IT specialist. Just read this article and try to remember our 6 basic and easy-to-use tips that will help you protect your WordPress platform and your website as a result.

Even a blogging newbie knows that WordPress is one of the most popular open source platforms to manage a content. Actually, 22% of all websites are run on WordPress, and it’s not surprising at all: this platform is awesome, and it has several unique tools all bloggers like about it. It’s easy-to-use even if you are not a big specialist of information technologies, and you don’t know HTML all tricks perfectly. All instructions are given to you after you’ve downloaded WordPress, and everything you need to do now is to read and follow them very carefully. WordPress allows you to start really beautiful and even unique blogs thanks to many templates and WordPress widgets available.

So, if you decide to run a blog on WordPress, be sure that you’ve made the right choice.

As far as you understand, nothing good is stayed unnoticed. The more popular a platform is – the more hackers make it their target, and it often happens today, that bloggers find their websites hacked, and they don’t know what to do next in order to fix everything. The truth is you can protect your blog from all these threats, even if you can’t call yourself a big IT specialist. Just read this article and try to remember our 6 basic and easy-to-use tips that will help you protect your WordPress platform and your website as a result.

wordpress-security-tips

wordpress-security-tips

6 tricks to make your WordPress safe

1. First of all, delete a user that is called “Admin” by default. You don’t need him actually, because you can always choose a more unique password and username for yourself being the administrator of your own blog. You’ll protect your website from some hackers that can use that “Admin” user to get an access to your WordPress.

2. Do you know that you don’t actually need a wp-config file for a perfect work of your website? Just move it up, and this step will increase your security much. As we know, wp-config file is one of the most important in WordPress, that is why don’t give hackers a chance to get an access to it.

3. All core files that you have in wp-includes directory can be protected with .htaccess file actually. These wp-includes files are the first ones the majority of hackers tries to break. How to use .htaccess file? Google search will help you here, because many instructions on this topic can be easily found there.

4. The same file (we mean .htaccess) can do one more thing for your WordPress protection: it will save your wp-admin folder. Use it to create a password first, and you will have a double login as a result. This step will protect you from spammers who will make attempts to enter your login page.

5. Don’t let hackers know the version of WordPress you use to run your website. You can simply remove its number and hide it from the public. Many tutorials can be found online on how to do that, and you’ll improve your blog’s protection a little bit more.

6. Always update your WordPress, because it’s actually the main reason why hackers are lucky to break it. Keep its core updated, and you decrease your chances to get hacked, because it’s much more difficult to break a platform that often changes.

As far as you understand, these 6 tips are just a basis for you to know if you want to protect your WordPress based website. Anyway, it will never be 100% secure if you don’t have a really good webserver, so, just think of it.

One more thing to remember is your security plugins options. When you allow guest posting to your website, and you give access to many users, you can try SmartFilter plugin that easily detects XSS attacks. It is free of charge, so, you can try it any time you want.

Your WordPress platform can be protected in many ways actually. The aim of this very article is to give you basic points on how to do that, and it’s up to you to decide whether you need more methods and tools to make it safe or these 6 are quite enough.

Posted on by Alex Strike, a copywriter who works on essay help, loves to explore everything about blogging, technology and the Internet in general.

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