Tips To Enhance Your WordPress Security

WordPress is the most popular blogging and Content Management System (CMS) on the internet. Security is one of important factors for your WordPress site and needs to be addressed at an early stage. Because your website can be hacked or suffer from malware infection and how terrible it would be. In this article, I am going to share with you some tips and tricks that can help protect your blog from possible outside attacks.

1. Using strong passwords

I think that the first thing you should keep in mind is use strong passwords. However, you usually wonder how strong passwords are? Recommendation from security experts is to use strong passwords that meet the following criteria:

  • Have 8+ characters in length
  • Contain a mix of numbers, uppercase/lowercase letters and special characters like @, $ and %
  • Never use One password for all accounts

2. Don’t use the “admin” username

Besides using strong passwords you also need to note that don’t use the “admin” username because it is popular with attackers. You can easily block a lot of attacks simply by naming your admin username differently. If you already have a WordPress site, you can follow the instructions in our tutorial on how to change your WordPress username.

3. Add a Captcha on your WordPress login page

Along with using strong passwords and not to use “admin” username, you also add a Captcha on your WordPress login page. Adding a simple captcha to your WordPress login page is another great way to minimize the chance of a script gaining access to your site via a attack.

4. Keep your site up-to-date with the lastest version of WordPress, plugins and theme

The forth tip to enhance your WordPress security is keep your site up-to-date with the lastest version of WordPress, plugins and theme. It is really important to keep your core WordPress files updated to their lastest versions because most of the new WordPress and plugin versions contain security patches. Therefore, i strongly recommend to always update your WordPress to the lastest versions to make sure that you are protected against any known security vulnerabilities.

5. You should consider when uploading something to your site.

You need to examine files if you want to upload that can be harm your site or not. Only upload authentic content to your site. The content on these sites can be disguised as a plugin or a WordPress theme but it will harm your site when uploaded to your server.

6. Don’t show WordPress version on your blog

The last things I want to share with you is not to show WordPress version on your blog. You should not make the WordPress version that you are using visible to others. Because it is easy for acttacker finding a way to break in.

Here is some basic tips to enhance your WordPress security. There are more a lot of advanced tips, i will share with you on the next post of Themelead.com in the next time.

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