WordPress is one of the most powerful tools in the content management system. This is about loads of features and superior SEO that is easy to use. However, the popularity of WordPress attracts some risk elements. Hackers will try some ways to exploit your site.

Additionally, restoring your site to a secure and safe level will be high more so regarding your reputation. While there is no completely perfect solution, there are simple steps you can take to ensure that your WordPress blog is hacker proof. This article briefly discusses the five simple ways to ensure your site is hacker proof.

1. A Strong and Hard-To –Crack Password

It is easy to make a strong password that cannot be brute forced. A strong password is better than a password that is very hard to remember. It should contain at least nine characters long mixed with lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols, and numbers. Setting up a restriction on the total number of login attempts for your WordPress website blog is also essential in curbing the brute forcers. To keep your

WordPress site logins safe, always;

  • Use strong passwords
  • Change the admin login
  • Add two-factor authentication using custom coding and plugins
  • Conceal your WordPress login URL

These four steps will all help to lock out hackers from your site. As a precautionary measure, always avoid using your pets name, your name, your birthday or wedding anniversary as your password. By concealing your WordPress login URL, it means changing it from the default wp-admin to another URL that is not easy to guess. There are free and paid plugins to do the job rather than changing it manually. The default WordPress URL is easily accessed by hackers.

2. WordPress Update

3. WordPress Security

You will be able to focus on the really important stuff in your website as security is being taken care by the vulnerability scanners. Antivirus scanning together with a firewall blocks hackers from getting into your site. The best thing is that you will be able to get an email notification each time another unauthorized user tries to log into your website blog.

4. Back-Up Your Website

There are a variety of ways used to back up your website. Vaultpress and back up buddy are some of the plugins used to back up your website. More so, some of the host companies give automated backups. Backing up your website is the easiest and quickest way to give your site extra security in the event where hackers are successful in hacking your site. With a backup, you win, hackers don’t win.

5. The Choice of a Solid and Right Host

Hackers are always looking for vulnerable websites. Your website blog may be a target from hackers whether you have few regular visitors or million visitors. It is time to follow the right steps and protect your website against hackers. Often, it’s the simple things that prevent your site from being hacked.

Originally posted at RuhaniRabin.com
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Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.

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Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for almost 20 years. He was VP, CPO for various digital companies. Plays with Drones in his free time.