10 Security Shields to Protect your WordPress Site


Cover-up your WordPress site from danger:

This is the dream of every WordPress site host to generate traffic on their website. Every blogger wants their hard work to be appreciated by valuable readers who visit their site. But, as Spiderman already told us that, ” with power great responsibilities comes’. Same here as with the great popularity, much greater threats come. Such as with valuable readers some antisocial elements also visits your website with the soul purpose of harassing your website. So, every WordPress site host should develop strong security shield against these threats.

We have a list of few security areas that would defiantly help WordPress hosts to protect their hard work.  

Security Shields for self-hosted WordPress sites:

  1. Get tight notched password.

    That’s the basic trick to secure your site from noisy friends and cyberbullies. Get yourself one brain cracking 8 digits password, which can’t be easily cracked. And, please using your spouse’s name or pets name isn’t unique. Try to use a capital letter, lower case letter, special character (*&$#), and number to generate your password.

  2. Update your WordPress theme frequently.

    Using outdated WordPress theme can be an open invitation to hackers. As guys, theme got updated for a reason, it has faults that’s why it is updated. So, don’t be a lazy bump and frequently update your WordPress themes.

  3. Get reputed web host.
    The major portion of your website performance depends on web hosting server. So, always use a reputed web host, and for few dimes don’t settle for any web host service provider.  Currently, prevailing reputed web hosts are Godaddy and Bigrock.
  4. Change your table prefix
    When you create a website, the default table prefix is the wp_ prefix. 90% of folks forget to change it and hackers took advantage from it. They can easily tweak with your table prefix and hack your work, so instantly change it.
  5. Set correct file and folder permission.

    Give limited permission to files and folders of WordPress site as that can reduce the performance of your site. Normally, the correct permissions setting is 644 for files and 755 for folders or directories.

  6. Use lots of secure keys.

    To make your database more secure and to safeguard it from praying internet worms use more keys. The benefits of using secure keys are plenty as:

A code before security key: define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);

Same code with keys: define(‘AUTH_KEY’,        ‘*:f2*X;y@&w$Pqz{^]8v1.i}*_MyX?

  1. Remove admin account.

    Okay, as default WordPress account is named admin. So, change it immediately as hackers can easily get hold of your username. That’s why make one unique name for the admin account.

  2. Adopt different security tools.

    WordPress has plenty of cool security plugins that can be used to secure website. There are mainly six main security plugins available, such as ServerBuddy, Limit Login Attempts, WP Security Scan, Login Lockdown, WordPress Exploit Scanner and Better WP Security.

  3. Use .htaccess

    The .htaccess file is a configuration file that allows us to add an additional layer of security to our sites. This a hidden file that protects your files.

  4. Adopt force SSL login and administration.  

    To develop a secured connection between your site and server, add the following line to your wp-config.php file:

define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);

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Arpit Agarwal

I am a freelancer content writer, web developer and Video editor who loves to write technical stuff and on the other hand makes awesome videos as well. I like to make people happy with my writing and also try to make sure, you come back to read more.

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