WordPress is becoming the interest for the hackers . They do it for fun but we have to face the serious trouble . Nothing is perfect , I mean we can’t make 100% hack proof but we can take the essential steps and make it much better. Earlier I posted an article about WordPress Hacking – How to stay safe . Where you can find the little bit about the WordPress security stuff. Today we are going to share some other tips which is directly related to WordPress Security.
If you are a newbie you must consider them and follow them in order to keep your blog running safe.
First thing first, When you installed the WordPress ( manual / software ) you must have asked for choosing a user name. Here many people made big mistake and keep the user name as it is. ADMIN well hackers can easily judge this and can get into your blog. If you have user name like that you must change it.
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Using a difficult user name would actually create big mess for hackers to hack into your blog. I know you must have heard this tips a thousand time but I would like to remind you again that use a strong password which is Alpha + Numeric . You can use password generator for creating the strong password.
This is another a great WordPress security tip. You must upgrade your blog on regular basis. Whenever there is the new version of the WordPress upgrade it. Plugins needs to be updated on time.
Upgrade are meant for increasing the strength and security. Hackers can find the backdoor and can easily get in to it, if you are not upgrading it . So always stay upgraded
Well you are doing everything right, you upgraded to the latest version, you are up and running. But as mentioned earlier nothing is 100% hack proof or safe. It is very important , you must backup your blog on regular basis. I like to do this by manual methods and it is really easy.
If you are lazy :p you can alternatively use plugins which will do all the work for you. They will take the backup whenever new post or changes were made. If you use dropbox you can have all the backup files there using a simple plugin called WordPress Backup to Dropbox
WordPress always update there user with rich information about thing which is related to security, publishing, writing and so on. You can harden the security of your blog using the official documentation of the WordPress blog.
There are some essential plugin for your WordPress which you might need in order to keep your blog safe and secure.
Akismet is a great plugin and can make your blog spam proof. It simply detects and stops the spams which you receive on the comment section. It is pre-loaded with WordPress so you must know how important it is.
This plugin is also great when it comes to the security of your blog. It simply check for the vulnerabilities , back doors and security holes . It protects your blog against against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts.
Using these simple steps you can increase the WordPress Security. Let us know what do you think about this tutorial ?