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10 Tips to Improve Your WordPress Security

  1. Use secure hosting

Hosting plays an important role to secure your wordpress website. When choosing a hosting provider, don’t go with the cheapest. Do your research, and make sure you wear use a well-established company with a good track-record for strong security measures.

  1. Stay Updated

The most important for securing the WordPress websites is also the most obvious; WordPress provides updates with security fixes all of the time. When you get the notification in admin panel, don’t ignore it! It’s the single most effective way to secure your site from attacks, and yet so many people leave their site un-updated for fear of breaking their themes and Plugins. So make your site updated with latest version it may help you bring more security to your wordpress website.

  1. Hide your username

By default WordPress displays your username in the URL of your author archive page. Hide your username in the url of your archive page. If you do not hide then it is easy to find your username. And do not use username as admin.

  1. Secret Keys for Your wp-config.phpFile

Wp-config.php file is the heart of your wordpress website. It stores your database details. All of the confidential details for your WordPress site are stored in the wp-config.php in your WordPress root directory. Secret keys are one of the bits of information stored in that file… so make sure you change the default secret keys to something else.

  1. Database Prefix

Whiling installing or creating database gives database table prefix different. By default ‘wp_’ is table prefix.

  1. Protect your wp-config.phpFile

<Files wp-config.php>

   order allow,deny

   deny from all

</Files>

Using above code you may protect your wp-config.php file from hackers. An easy way to protect this file is to simply place the following code in your .htaccess file on your server.

  1. Protect your .htaccess File

You just need to place below code in your .htaccess file.

<Files .htaccess>

   order allow,deny

   deny from all

</Files>

  1. Disable file editing via the dashboard

In a default WordPress installation, you can navigate to Appearance > Editor and edit any of your theme files right in the dashboard. So it’s a good idea to disable this method of file editing, by adding the following to your wp-config.php file.

Below line of code disable your editor option .

define( ‘DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT’, true );

  1. Limit The Number of Failed Login Attempts

Use plugin Login LockDown

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  1. Use security plugins

Here are a handful of popular options:

Image Credit: www.tailored4wp.com

These are the simple tips to improve your wordpress security. More tips will share with you in another post.

About Chetan Kalbande

• Working knowledge in Magento, Wordpress, Joomla, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap front-end framework and Foundation front-end framework. Experience of PSD to HTML and HTML to Wordpress. Having knowledge on theme development of Wordpress, directory structure and responsive UI of Magento. E-Commerce development using Magento, Opencart, Woo-Commerce . Clean , attractive and responsive website development using Wordpress and Drupal. Estimation, design and development of various modules. Work on Search Engine Optimization to improve the search engine rank of website. Working knowledge and handling experience of Google Absence and different affiliates account. • Knowledge of Jquery Mobile, Android application development and Phone gap. Experience of Developing and maintaining web base portal or directory website. Work closely with the other team members to meet client goals. Promote on page SEO activities and also the interactions that build ranking, profile and traffic.

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