Hackers beware: Securing your WordPress site


November 1, 2013


WordPress is a popular choice when it comes to building websites, especially if you don’t have the skills or the funds to build up a site from scratch. As a Content Managing System, or CMS, WordPress has rocketed in popularity over the years and as a result has been made prone to potential attacks. WordPress sites and blogs are at risk of being compromised due to outdated plugins and core files, which are easily traceable. What can you do to keep your site secure and keep it safe from hackers?

Stay Updated

If you ensure that you’re always equipped with the latest version of WordPress in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in security. Take the usual precautions seriously as well; your password shouldn’t be too simple, for example. There are plugins to get around this issue, including the One Time Password, which will prevent hackers from logging in. Staying vigilant is one of the best things that you can do.

Make use of security software

There are loads of plugins that you can use to tighten up on security for your WordPress site and all of them cover different aspects. For example, if you want to reduce spam on your site then you can use the Bad Behaviour plugin, which will not only prevent spammers from posting on your blog but will also stop them from accessing it altogether. Check out the huge array of options available to see what you can do.

Backup

Backing up your files is one of the most important things that you can do in any situation where they’re at risk of loss of corruption. If the worst does happen with your WordPress site, you’ll at least be able to start again, but not from scratch. Make use of backup services like Dropbox or IDrive and back up every time you produce something new. You won’t regret it.

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