In this article, I will be giving you some tips for WordPress Security. So let’s get started
Having a website hacked could be a major disaster for businesses. For instance, if an online company holds a client’s sensitive or private data and in the worst case, the site gets hacked. Then it would be a nightmare for site owners as it could negatively affect the brand, lesser sales, and legal outcomes.
As per the reports of WordPress security experts, they say that most of the vulnerabilities were caused due to user-related reasons such as failure to update the system, vulnerabilities in plugins and themes installed by website owners, lack of maintenance by webmasters, misconfiguration problems.
So in this article, we are going to review the latest WordPress security advancements. To keep your WordPress website protected, take a look at the following tips.
Meanwhile you could read how to increase WordPress maximum upload file size
Some WordPress Security Issues
The below list contains some of the most vital security issues that WordPress user face currently:
- Weak Passwords
- Inactive users
- Brute Force Attacks
- Outdated System
Tips for WordPress Security
Below, we have listed 5 simple tips for securing your WordPress site against attackers:
Always Keep Your CMS Updated
It is important to install the latest updates of security patches from WordPress developers as the latest security patches protect it from attacks.
Install a Firewall
To block a brute force attack, you need to install a firewall to prevent server crashes or website speed problems. You can install a WordPress firewall plugin that monitors the incoming traffic and restricts access for hackers. However this firewall solution not efficient as a DNS level firewall. The DNS level firewall restricts the bad traffic from winding up on your website by routing it via its own cloud proxy servers.
Use Strong Passwords For Accounts
For WordPress security, you must use strong passwords. Additionally, you can reduce the risk of brute force attacks.
There are two ways through which you could generate strong passwords:
- Create complex passwords with a random password generator
- Install Force Strong Passwords plugin for strong passwords.
Limit Login Attempts
Limiting the number of trials for someone to login you can increase WordPress security as hackers commonly use the brute force method to randomly guess your login credentials. So by installing a plugin WPS Limit Login you could limit the attempts for login and prevent hackers from executing brute force attack
Monitor Admin Activity
In case your WordPress Website has several users then you must trace their activity to spot security issues such as unauthorized users, monitor suspicious activity.
You need to install a plugin like WP Security Audit Log. It gives real-time user monitoring and lets to detect the below modifications:
- Menu and widget modifications
- Post and page modifications
- Category and tag modifications
- User activity, including login, logout, eliminating other activity sessions and failed logins
- Registration of fresh users, deletion of current users, and modifying their accounts
- Modifications in user profiles, including display name, role, email, and password
- WordPress settings modifications
- Modifications in plugins or themes
- Site file modifications.
In short, you can trace almost any activity done by other users on your website.
Hope these tip would help in improve WordPress Security. Additionally, you can read Converting the WordPress website to HTML