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WordPress Security Tips

Essential Security Tips for your WordPress Site

WordPress Security Tips

WordPress Security Tips

Whether you’re new to WordPress or you're a seasoned veteran, this collection of straightforward security tips will help keep your website secure.

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Security Tip #1 - Limit Login Attempts

Security Tip #1 - Limit Login Attempts

It’s a very good idea for WordPress users to cap the number of failed login attempts that a single IP address has when trying to login. The plugin called Limit Login Attempts will do this job for you and in this tip we will explain how it works. read more >>

Security Tip #2 - Remove Redundant Files

Security Tip #2 - Remove Redundant Files

Removing the redundant files in WordPress is one of those simple tasks and whilst it may not harden WordPress to the degree that other more involved changes will do, it’s still a quick and easy remedy that blocks another avenue for hacking. read more >>

Security Tip #3 - Choose a Secure Username

Security Tip #3 - Choose a Secure Username

Changing your administrator’s username to something more secure than your personal or company name should be considered the very first line of defence against intrusion, but this extends to more than just avoiding the common “admin”. read more >>

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Security Tip #4 - Change Your Database Table Prefix

Security Tip #4 - Change Your Database Table Prefix

This tip is constitutes a small step towards a whole host of measures that you should be taking in order to protect your WordPress website from SQL injection attacks. read more >>

Security Tip #5 - Prevent Directory Browsing

Security Tip #5 - Prevent Directory Browsing

If your website’s directory folders are exposed then it means anyone with a standard web browser can check the contents of your site and open any images or files at their leisure. Follow this tip carefully and check this loophole for good! read more >>

Security Tip #6 - Perform Regular Updates

Security Tip #6 - Perform Regular Updates

Performing routine updates is something that we will continue to mention, but it’s a vital to stress just how important updating WordPress is and will always be. read more >>

Security Tip #7 - Block XML-RPC

Security Tip #7 - Block XML-RPC

Whilst most reported cases of XML-RPC abuse occurred on arguably insecure websites anyway, there are users that would still prefer the process stay disabled if it isn’t actually doing anything useful. This tip will help you do exactly that. read more >>

Security Tip #8 - Be Vigilant

Security Tip #8 - Be Vigilant

Don't just secure your WordPress website, secure your computer, always use strong passwords, regularly change your passwords, and stay up to date with the latest security news. read more >>

Security Tip #9 - Take Regular Backups

Security Tip #9 - Take Regular Backups

Taking regular back ups is very important, if the worst every happens then a professional can get you on a different website hosting package and reinstate your website within minutes, virus free! read more >>

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