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Website Security is an important aspect you will have to take into account for every action that affects your site. Here we will focus on wordpress only, starting from the plugins you choose to install, the themes you’ll end up using and other aspects that don’t come to your mind as frequently as they should. Security is a serious thing and an ongoing process that you should always keep under your control.

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3. Use email as login

  • Using an email ID instead of a username is a more secure approach
  • Usernames are easy to predict, while email IDs are not
  • Any WordPress user account is always created with a unique email address

7.Change the admin username

Never choose “admin” as the username for your main administrator account


8.Back up your site regularly

  • Backup your:
  • Database
  • Uploaded media(wp-content/uploads)
  • Custom themes and plugins
  • keep a list of your installed third-party plugins

8.Protect the wp-config.php file

The wp-config.php file holds crucial information about your WordPress installation, and it’s in fact the most important file in your site’s root directory. Protecting it means protecting the core of your WordPress blog

It gets difficult for hackers to breach the security of your site if the wp-config.php file becomes inaccessible to them.

1. Change Database Prefix ($table_prefix)

2. Disable Editing of Theme/ Plug-in files

3. Disallowing user to install plugins, themes or doing updates.

4. Forcing use of FTP for all uploads, upgrades and plug-in installation.

5. Change Security Keys

6. Move wp-config.php out of the core WordPress folder


9.Set directory permissions carefully

Wrong directory permissions can be fatal, especially if you’re working in a shared hosting environment.

In such a case, changing files and directory permissions is a good move to secure the website at the hosting level. Setting the directory permissions to “755” and files to “644” protects the whole file system – directories, subdirectories, and individual files.

This can be done either manually via the File Manager inside your hosting control panel, or through the terminal (connected with SSH) – use the “chmod” command.


10.Disable directory listing with .htaccess

If you create a new directory as part of your website and do not put an index.html file in it, you may be surprised to find that your visitors can get a full directory listing of everything that’s in that directory.

Themes and plugins are essential ingredients of any WordPress website. Unfortunately, they can also pose serious security threats. Let’s find out how we can secure WordPress themes and plugins the right way:


11.Update regularly

Keep Your WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes Up-TO-date for better performance ,higher security protocols and bug fixes


12.Remove your WordPress version number

- Your current WordPress version number can be found very easily. It’s basically sitting right there in your site’s source view.

- Here’s the thing, if the hackers know which version of WordPress you use, it’s easier for them to tailor-build the perfect attack.


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