Do you know that your WordPress site is the favorite targets of hackers? With thousands of themes to choose, a massive plugin catalog, highly-intuitive admin panel, cyber criminals see WordPress as prime targets for attack.
WordPress platform requires extra efforts to protect and safeguard your data. Here, we have covered best practices for securing your WordPress – CMS Platform. Our developers follow these simple measures to 100% protect your WP website against hacking attempts.
Take a look:
- The Dangers of not keeping your plugins up-to-date: It is important to keep your core WordPress files and plugins updated. This is because the latest versions of WP plugins contain security patches. It will make your site less vulnerable to potential hacks.
- Secure your WordPress Admin Panel: You must limit the access of the WordPress admin panel to only developers that actually require it for changes or maintenance. Your visitors should not be able to access your /wp-admin/ folder or the wp-login.php file, unless your site does not support registration.
- No Directory Browsing: It’s a bad idea to allow your visitors browse through your entire directory. This way hacker easily gets an idea about your directory structures and security loopholes.
- Secure wp-config.php: Wp-config.php is essential since it contains sensitive data and configuration of your blog. Secure it through .htaccess.
- Use strong passwords and two factor authentication: Always use strong passwords for all of your user logins. Don’t use passwords that are easily guessed & are on the top of the list of any dictionary attack. Moreover, make sure to enable two-factor authentication for your WordPress website.
Security Doesn’t Stop Here
There are a few other things you must perform for 100% security, such as setting up a firewall, configuring .htaccess to restrict access to files and folders, change your DB prefix, and more.
Here are a few Quick Tips:
- Secure connections.
- Use HTTPS by purchasing an SSL certificate.
- Always use SFTP or SSH to connect to your server. Never FTP.
- Delete unused plugins and themes
- Continually backup your site (plugin – SVN)
- Delete any other unused apps under your user.
- Check logs and files.
- Keep backups
- Check your access and error logs for unusual behavior.
- Check permissions on folders and files.
Bullet Proof Your WordPress Security:
WordPress is an open source CMS platform, so you must not assume that your WordPress website or blog is secure, because you are not being hacked! We have delivered secure CMS Development Services for all types of CMS – WordPress, Magento and Drupal. No matter which hosting platform is used, it is imperative to secure your data.
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