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The Ultimate WordPress Security Guide

If you own a website, then the topic of WordPress security is of huge importance. Every week around 50,000 websites are blacklisted by Google for phishing and over 10,000 every day for malware. 

No matter how much effort and work you have put into launching your website, there is always a risk of random attacks causing harm to your website. This is how things work on the internet. 

Today in this guide, we will share with you top WordPress security tips to protect your website from any hacker and malware. 

Regularly update WordPress version and plugins

The regular updates are crucial for the stability and security of your WordPress site. With the latest and new releases, WordPress gets improved along with security. Every new version fix lots of bugs and vulnerabilities. Although WordPress gets updated automatically, those are just minor ones. For more major updates, it has to be done manually. And failing in updating will result in you being at risk. 

Minimise plugins and themes

As new WordPress users, you can often get excited by the extensive availability of plugins and themes for WordPress. Minimising plugin and themes can help you avoid indiscriminate installation because every theme and plugin add code to your website, which means new vulnerabilities. By minimising, it reduces the amount of code your website uses. So, in case of a problem or issue, the best thing to do is trying to solve them without installing a plugin.

Change password often and Limit login attempts

The most common WordPress hacking attempt is to use stolen passwords. You can make that difficult by changing the passwords frequently and by making them stronger and unique each time. The second thing you need to be careful about is the unlimited username and login attempts. This is another way how hackers succeed. Because if anyone tries infinite attempts, they will eventually figure out the login data. 

Back up your site regularly 

Doing regular backups is your first and best defence against any WordPress attack. Backups create a copy of the data of your website, which can be stored somewhere safely like Dropbox or private clouds. In case something bad was to happen, backing up allows quick restoring your WordPress site. Never forget that nothing on the internet is 100% safe and secure. 

But don’t worry as most threats can be prevented if you spend a short amount of time implementing a few of these WordPress security tips mentioned above. 

Hyder Hussaini

Hyder Hussaini

Creative Director

Hyder Hussaini is a Digital Marketing Consultant and a Creative Director at iNext Digital Marketing Agency, he looks after creating the brands that will not only engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but that will also deliver on measurable business goals. He works as the channel between the brand and the consumer.