Blogging nowadays is very popular and has become a hobby of so many people. Hence WordPress is the most opted platform for the same. By default, WordPress blogs employ a minimal level of security and their files and plug-ins are often be outdated. These files can be traced and so are vulnerable to being hacked easily. Also, the internet is not a secure place to work and one must be aware enough about how to secure it. Innovins – a team of WordPress Developers in Mumbai creates beautiful websites for you.
This article shows some simple tips & techniques which can easily be implemented by users in order to ensure the security of their blogs.
1. Use a Unique, Secure Username and Password
Avoid using the default admin, In place create a new username with admin rights and remove the old ‘admin’ username. Also choose a complex password comprised of letters, numbers, and characters. Don’t choose a password that’s similar to the username, website name, or a simple word with a few changes here and there.
2. Enable Two-Step Password.
Enable the Two-Step password, and choose to verify via SMS option. Here WordPress will send a verification code via SMS which the user is required to enter for verifying the number. Enter the code sent to your mobile correctly. Hence you have now enabled the two-step verification.
3. Use a Plugin
By using the all in One WP Security & Firewall plugin, it has an option that simply changes the default URL ( like /wp-admin/) to that login form. This plugin also helps in limiting the number of attempts to log in from a certain IP address.
4. Keep the WordPress updated.
Always check for new updates in the dashboard section.
5. Use the all in One WP Security & Firewall plugin: as it has an option that simply changes the default URL (/wp-admin/) for that login form. This plugin also helps in limiting the number of attempts to log in from a certain IP address.
6. Always delete the readme and any unnecessary files.
WordPress has a default readme.html and many plugins and themes that come along with it. Hence these should be deleted as they can be used for fingerprinting or general snooping and they often contain version info. Hence one must remove any junk files from the folder.
7. Always enable SSL Login: If the site has an SSL certificate, an SSL login must be enabled.