WordPress Security: How To Protect WordPress From Hackers And Intruders
The online world is a dangerous place. It’s full of hackers and intruders trying to steal your data, cause trouble for you, or even damage your website. A WordPress site is no different. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re protected against these threats before they can happen! In this post I’ll share some of the best ways to keep yourself safe from intruders so that you can sleep better at night knowing that your site is being protected properly:
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Research and find the “best” WordPress Security plugin.
When looking for a plugin to add security to your WordPress site, you want to consider the following:
- Reputation. Does the plugin have a good reputation? Have there been many complaints about it? How long has it been around?
- Installation and use. Is it easy to install and set up properly on your site? How much time does it take for you to get everything ready for use after installation? Does the plugin offer any additional features if you need them at a later point in time (e.g., backups)?
- Support team. Does the support team offer quick responses when called upon with questions or concerns surrounding their product(s). Are they friendly and helpful when providing support through email or chat services such as Skype etcetera (there are many ways customers can contact their providers).
Make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress and all other plugins.
Updating your WordPress software is an important part of keeping your website secure and running smoothly. It’s also something that you should be doing on a regular basis, because if you don’t, you can end up with an outdated version of the software that may leave your site vulnerable to attacks.
Thankfully, there are several ways that you can update WordPress Core and plugins:
- Manually upload new versions of WordPress Core or any plugins installed via FTP or SSH. This method allows you to update only one plugin at a time due to limitations within the dashboard interface itself; however, this does allow for greater control over when updates happen because they aren’t automatically pushed out by our servers like other methods do (i.e., automatic updates).
Make your login page more secure with Custom Login URL.
Your login page should be secure and not easily accessible. Make sure your login page is not easily guessed, spoofed, or phished.
To do this you can use a custom login URL in WordPress. This will make it harder for hackers to access your admin panel because they won’t know the exact link or password (unless they already have control over your site).
Install a Website Firewall such as Cloudflare or Sucuri.
There are two types of website firewalls:
- Cloudflare – this is an easy to install plugin that protects your websites from malware, DDoS attacks and DNS spoofing. It also provides CDN support which helps with page load times, mobile friendliness and improved search engine positioning.
- Sucuri – this is a paid service with additional features for WordPress security such as backup management and malware scanning.
Keep frequent backups of your website in case the worst happens. Manually add extra protection to your wp-config.php file (WordPress core files) through .htaccess or use the iThemes security plugin.
The importance of website backup is often overlooked by some users. It’s important to remember that an online store or blog can be a time-consuming and expensive project, so it is vital that you have a backup plan in case anything goes wrong.
One way to avoid losing all your hard work is to make regular backups of your site. Backups will allow you to restore all of the content on your site if something unexpected happens, such as hacking or a power outage.
There are various ways you can manually back up your WordPress website:
- Use FTP Software (such as FileZilla) and copy/paste files from one server onto another server (this may not be ideal if there are large amounts of data).
- Use Evernote or Google Drive to create snapshots of each page at regular intervals (this could take some time depending on how many pages are on your site).
- Use an automated plugin like iThemes Security or Better WP Security which will do a nightly scan for changes then send them off via email so they can be stored somewhere else! The advantage here is that these scans only happen every night instead of every single change made during working hours because most hackers choose peak times when people would normally be checking their sites etc.”
Protecting yourself from hackers and intruders should be a top priority for any company looking for success online
Protecting your website from hackers and intruders should be a top priority for any company looking for success online.
Website protection is one of the most important things you can do to protect your business. It’s especially important if you’re in an industry where information security is a high priority, such as healthcare or finance.
Here are some tips for how to protect yourself from hackers and intruders:
We hope that this article has helped you to better understand the importance of website protection for your business. The next step is to start implementing these security measures so that you can sleep better at night knowing that your WordPress website is safe from intruders and hackers.