WordPress is a popular web platform used to create websites. Today we share great tips to keep your Secure Your WordPress Website from hacking.This article provides tips on how to secure your WordPress hosting website with two-step authentication and change your password.
If you use WordPress as a content management system for your website, it’s important to make sure that you are taking steps to protect yourself from hackers.
Follow these tips for securing your WordPress website:
- Update the WordPress core software regularly when new updates are released, including the latest version of PHP and plugins.
- Create strong passwords using alphanumeric characters, symbols, and numbers.
- Add 2-step authentication with Google Authentication or other mobile apps.
- Don’t use the same password on more than one site.
- Always change your WordPress password when you’ve forgotten it or discover that it’s been compromised.
- Always install the latest version of WordPress core and plugins.
- Keep your WordPress site’s directories and files safe by backing up your content, database, and files (including theme files).
- Make sure that you have security updates for the core software, themes, and plugins.
These are the basic things that you can do to make sure that your web hosting is secure. Let us have a brief look at what else can be done.
Update The Core Software When Updates Are Released
There are no guarantees that all security holes will be patched in upcoming versions of WordPress core software releases, so be sure to update them as soon as they are released.
The core WordPress software is the installation of WordPress.org, including plugins. You can update your core software by going to https://wordpress.org/download/ and searching for a new version of your WordPress version and clicking the “Download” button for the newest WordPress release.
There are also many plugins available on wordpress.org that will auto-update your core installation as well. For example, you can use WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, or a BuddyPress plugin to automatically update your entire installation on each site you create.
Create Strong Passwords
Make sure that you have strong passwords on your WordPress website and make sure that you are always using different passwords for each website that you create. It is also recommended to use a combination of different characters in your passwords including alphanumeric, special characters, and numbers.
When using password strength tools, the best way to determine if your password is strong is to see if it meets or exceeds the criteria of a “strong” password. Make sure that you are not using a common word in your password and always try to think of something unique when creating passwords. We recommend that you change your login information on WordPress accounts at least twice per year as well.
Use 2-Step Authentication With Google Authentication or Other Mobile App
Use two-step authentication with Google Authentication or another mobile app to strengthen your WordPress account. You can use 2-step authentication for all of your online accounts that offer this feature. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Linked In, and more. Start by downloading the Google Authentication app on your phone (on iPhone, try Authy) and scan a QR code to add the key to your account. To enable two-step authentication to go to “My Account” then “Account Settings” and you will be able to find “Two-Step Authentication” under “Security.”
Don’t Use the Same Password on Multiple Sites
Make sure that you are not using the same password on more than one site. It’s a good idea to use different passwords for each website that you create and never use the same password on more than one website account. You can also use a password manager, like 1Password, LastPass, or Dashlane to help you with this.
Change Your Password When Forgotten or Compromised
Always change your WordPress password when you’ve forgotten it or discover that it’s been compromised by hackers. Even if you don’t think that your password has been compromised, it’s still a good idea to change your password so that another person can’t access your WordPress website.
Always Install “The Newest” Version of WordPress Core and Plugins
In order to make sure that you are using the latest version of WordPress core, we recommend installing “the newest” version of WordPress core at least once per year. ‘The newest’ refers to the latest version of core available on wordpress.org that has not been released yet (as of publishing this article). You can find the latest version by logging into wordpress.org and then clicking “Download” in the upper right-hand corner.
Keep Your Sites’ Directories and Files Safe by Backing Up Your Content, Database, and Files
Keep your WordPress site’s directories and files safe by backing up your content, database, and files (including theme files). You can use a plugin like Backup Buddy to automatically backup your content every day to a remote server. It’s also a good idea to have an offsite backup of your content as well. You should also clear out the old backups once you’ve downloaded them from the server so that you aren’t using up all of your storage space on the server with old backups.
Make Sure You Have the Latest Security Updates and Patches for the Core Software, Themes, and Plugins
In order to make sure that you have the latest security updates and patches for plugins, we recommend installing “the newest” version of your plugins at least once per year. ‘The newest’ refers to the latest version of the plugin available on wordpress.org that has not been released yet (as of publishing this article). You can find the latest version by logging into wordpress.org and then clicking “Add New” in the left-hand column. Then search for the plugin that you are looking for. Click on the link for the plugin and then click “Download” in the upper right-hand corner.
There are no guarantees that all security holes will be patched in upcoming versions of WordPress core software releases, so it’s important to make sure that your website is always up-to-date with each new version. You can also use a tool like WP Security Audit Log to make sure that you have all of your passwords strong and current and also make sure that you’ve set up 2-step authentication on your WordPress account as well.
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