How To Secure A WordPress Website? Use These 19 Steps to Lock Down Your Website
When it comes to WordPress security, there are a lot of things you can do to lock down your site to prevent hackers and vulnerabilities from affecting your ecommerce site or blog. The last thing you want to happen is to wake up one morning to discover your site in shambles.
As over 100K WordPress sites get hacked every day, you need to make sure your website is secured.
Follow these 19 steps to lock down your website including a lot of tips, strategies, and techniques you can use to better your WordPress security and stay protected.
Is WordPress Secure? How to Secure a WordPress Website?
The first question you’re probably wondering, is WordPress secure? For the most part, yes. However, WordPress usually gets a bad rap for being prone to security vulnerabilities and inherently not being a safe platform to use for a business. Often this is due to the fact that users keep following industry-proven security worst-practices.
Using outdated WordPress software, nulled plugins, poor system administration, credentials management, and lack of necessary Web and security knowledge among non-techie WordPress users keep hackers on top of their cyber-crime game. Even industry leaders don’t always use the best practices. Reuters was hacked because they were using an outdated version of WordPress.
Fundamentally, security is not about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. What security is though is risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about employing all the appropriate controls available to you, within reason, that allow you to improve your overall posture reducing the odds of making yourself a target, subsequently getting hacked. – WordPress Security Codex
Now, this is not to say vulnerabilities don’t exist. According to a Q3 2017 study by Sucuri, a multi-platform security company, WordPress continues to lead the infected websites they worked on (at 83%). This is up from 74% in 2016.
These are the most common types of WordPress security vulnerabilities:
Brute-force Login Attempts
Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
Denial of Service
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