I want to share with you 8 WordPress Security Tips, How To Secure WordPress Blog. WordPress security is a big challenge these days as there has been reported cases where some blogs were hac*ked . It also happened to about 3 of my Facebook Group members . I strongly believe that before your blog get hac*cked, you must have breached some security rules thereby creating loopholes for the bad boys to penetrate.
To help you secure WordPress from being hac*ked, I listed some WordPress security tips you must follow to make this happen.
For a start, let’s look at some of the things that causes WordPress being hac*ked.
Causes of WordPress Hac*king
Using Nulled or Download Free Premium Theme ?
Why would you even consider free premium theme? Why would someone give premium and paid themes for free? Is he father christmas or what? Of-course they have malicious codes hidden in them which can ha*ck your blog, or they use it for adding their links automatcally in your blog.
Wpconfig.php has no security keys defined in it. wpconfig.php is not secure, but it can be secured in lots of ways, we will dicuss them later in this post.
Database password does not contain any of the
alphabets-numbers and characters.
WordPress Security Tip #1
Make a strong password e.g Y.!r4C2s/$, you should always change your password at least once in a month.
WordPress Security Tip #2
Change password anytime you automatically install plugins, themes etc.
WordPress Security Tip #3
If you use public computer to login to your account, remember to always logoff and restart the pc if possible.
WordPress Security Tip #4
Do not give out your login details
WordPress Security Tip #5
Goto your cpanel >> File Manger >> Root Folder and look for .htaccess file, open it and add this at the end
# protect wpconfig.php<files wp-config.php>order allow,denydeny from all</files>
This will protect your WordPress wpconfig.php file from bad requests.
WordPress Security Tip #6
For Running Blogs If you have a running blog and you want to change your database prefix the easiest way to do it is using WordPress Security pluigns. Use this plugin “WordPress Security Scan“.
WordPress Security Tip #7
Then Goto WSD Security >> Database >> Now change the prefix from the options you view. The WordPress Security Scan is a great security notifer. Any change that occurs in your site will be alerted you by Email.
In short, let me list out its features. It will check your website / blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests actions to take to resolve it, such as:
2. File permissions
3. Database security
4. Version hiding
5. WordPress admin protection / security
6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code.
WordPress Security Tip #8
Keep your WordPress Installation up to date. Keep yourself aware of the latest trends. If you see any strange changes in your blog look for your funtions.php file. In Appearance >> Edit >> Theme Functions (functions.php). You can also install WordPress Exploit Scanner and TAC plugin to verify your code is correct or not and you will be good.