After installing WordPress the first and the foremost Concern is about the Security of your WordPress Blog. But friends in my blogging career i have seen that in starting most of the new bloggers not given much attention to the security of their blog which is actually the foremost concern for your blog. They forget that hackers are enough smart they are just looking for any security hole on your ?blog to hack it. Some bloggers only install some security plugins and don’t work manually. If you’re a newbie then for Best Protection of your WordPress Blog Plugins as well as some manually configuration both are equally important.
Well given tips are also used by me on my blog – will surely helps you to protect your blog to good extent. Let’s go..
Best Security Tips to Secure WordPress Blog :
1] Always Stay Updated : In order to avoid hacking of your blog always make sure to use updated version of WordPress because in Every New Version of WordPress or WordPress Plugins more features were added & many bugs fixed as a result your ?blog will get more stability as well as security. If you’re new then i will clarify you that WordPress is very smart When any updated version of plugin or wordpress software is available it will notify you in your blog – Dashboard>Updates.
Note: Before updating your WordPress blog or any-Plugin it is good to take backup of your blog Because may be the Plugin which you’re going to update will not be compatible with the current version of your blog or with any of the plugin which you’re using on your blog. Many of my bloggers friend don’t take backup before updating any plugin but friends personally i always take backup to avoid future problems.
2] Prevent Brute Force Attacks : Or i say Password Guessing Attacks . Well Brute Force Attack?is another Big tool for hackers in which with the help of Certain Application Programs Which use trail & Error method they tried to hack blog & many times they succeded.
You can Prevent Brute Force Attacks by using Login Lock Down Plugin. This plugin?records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. ?If Certain number of Fake login attempts are detected from a Certain IP then this plugin disabled the login system for that IP.
3] Secure WP-ADMIN Folder :?Securing Your WP-ADMIN folder is very important to avoid unauthorized access.To Protect WordPress WP-ADMIN folder you can use Password Protect Directories function under security features of your Web-hosting control panel.
Watch this small Flash Video for understanding how to Protect any directory -?http://www.cpanel.net/media/tutorials/passwdprotect.htm
If you face any problem- After watching video in protecting WP-ADMIN ?folder Directory then feel free to ask in comments.
4] Scan Your WordPress I love?WP Security Scan Plugin.
- Suggests Passwords
- Suggests File permissions
- Database security
- Version hiding
- WordPress admin protection/security
- Removes WP Generator META tag from core code
TIP: No matter how much you secure your WordPress blog you should prepare yourself??for the?riskiest condition?by taking ?regular?Database Back-ups.