How to Secure WordPress Website
Over years, security of blog content from all platforms of blogs remains the challenging factor in blogging. For instance, in WordPress there are certain worms that can mess up you content. What they do is they silently create a user account and deface you WordPress blog. They can also make all your links to be broken. This may cause you problems like removal from Google index due to malware and spam.
There are different ways to cub security but the only outstanding ways is to advance your WordPress software. The WordPress foundation is very dedicated to keeping your blog free from all insecurities. You must always keep the current version of WordPress. Apart from upgrading, other ways will help securing you blog. Below is a list of methods to help you secure you blog.
Hackers can easily access you password using network sniffers when you do not encrypt it especially in open networks. You can free your blog form hackers by encrypting your log in details. The unsurpassed Plugin for this is chap secure login.
Password and log in details are what hackers use to access your admin account. Thus, you should have a password of reasonable strength. Amalgamation of special characters upper and lower case letters will help create a strong password. Additionally use WordPress feature for checking password strength to make certain it is up to values.
This folder contains everything used to run your blog. It is therefore very sensitive and only authorized personnel should access it. Protect the directory to this folder using tools such as AskApache password protect. They will password-protect the directory and again choose a strong password.
The first thing you should do after installing WordPress is to create a new account with admin privileges. The account should have a different name other than the “admin” name. The name should be easy to remember and hard to guess. Once you create the account, go ahead and obliterate the default user “admin”.
WordPress-security-scan will help you check for security loopholes in your blog. In addition, it will help you modify “WP_” database prefix to a prefix of your choice.
Come up with a schedule to backup your blog content. It can be weekly or daily backup schedule. Moreover, you can use the WP-database-backup Plugin to help you with the work.