I’ve heard many website owners complain about WordPress security. The thought is that an open source script is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. Is that a fact? And if so, how do you secure your WordPress website? If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices.
Secure WordPress Hosting
When it comes to WordPress security, there is much more than just locking down your site, although we’ll give you the best recommendations on how to do that below. There is also web server-level security for which your WordPress host is responsible.
Take regular site backup
Making regular backups of your WordPress site is the first and the most important step. Before you apply any changes, make sure you back up your entire WordPress installation or databases.
Updating WordPress, themes and plugins to the latest version
It is recommended that wordpress version needs to be updated also check the php and mysql version to be updated. Also pay attention on updating plugins and themes.
Limit login attempts
While the above solution of changing your admin login URL can help decrease the majority of the bad login attempts, putting a limit in place can also be very effective.
Using secure FTP (SFTP) and Shell access (SSH)
Uploading files via FTP is a quick way to make a new site up and running or add new files to your account. However, SFTP is more secure, and your passwords are encrypted to help prevent hackers from learning it.
Hiding the WordPress version
Another good idea is to remove the generator meta for WordPress. This meta shows the version of your WordPress site. You may open your website and check your source code by pressing CTRL + U on Windows or Option+Command+U on Mac. If the WordPress version is visible for hackers, it’s more easy for them to target the vulnerabilities of the specific version to hack into your website.