WordPress Security – How to Protect Your Website

WordPress SecurityWordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) today, applied by 60 million websites in the online world. It is a good way to develop sites. It’s very flexible and well supported.

Generally, it is very protected and safe if you follow some general points and use some security steps to keep hackers away from your website. In this article, we will discuss some tips to protect your website to the next level. If you will use the below mentioned tips, you will be able to secure your WordPress website.

Delete inactivated plugins

If you are not using any files, then you need to delete them. Any weak point in the plugin may be harmful for your website. It may enable the hackers to make a breaking. In order to avoid any chance for the hackers, you should delete those plugins completely from your hosting server.

Don’t use the username “admin”

If you use “admin” as your username, then it will be risky for your website as hackers try this username while trying to login. So, I recommend you to choose an un-common username.

Keep the Code Up-To-Date

You should always keep the code up to date. Typically a message will be informed in the updates menu and the top of the dashboard that there’s a fresh release of WordPress. You should update the process through the dashboard instantly. Generally, various hackers target older versions of WordPress, so you should always check the notification area of the Dashboard. So, don’t ignore ‘Please update now’ message. In case, if you forgot to update it through the dashboard then you should not download the new version from any other website than the official website of WordPress (WordPress.org).

Limit the Login Attempts

If you want to stop hackers from constantly trying to login your website, then you need to limit the Login Attempts most likely through the login web page so that if they fail enough they are blocked.

Use strong passwords

If your administrator password of WordPress is anything such as password’, or ‘123456’ (all way more common than you can think easily!), you should change the common password to secure your website from hackers.

Always Keep a backup of WordPress site and database

You should always keep a backup of WordPress site and database so that you may easily restore your website if something unexpected happen. In order to keep a backup, you need to use a plugin like WordPress Backup to Dropbox to schedule automatic backups daily.

These tips will help protect your WordPress website from hackers!