WordPress hackers are very active now a days. If you’re an active member of facebook , hope you saw that many indian blogs got hacked by pakistanis. Two blogs (viralblogtips and sociobits) got hacked yesterday and they trying hard to recover their blogs. SO, you should secure your wordpress blog from hackers. It’s difficult to be 100% safe, But you can do something to prevent hacking.
If you have a WordPress blog, you should absolutely take basic steps to secure it against hackers.
Follow the below tips to secure your wordpress blog.
#1 : Install Security Plugins
WordPress plugins can help you to secure your wordpress blog. There are plenty of good security WordPress plugins available. Here i listed some plugins suggested by Kevin Muldoon from Rise Forum.
Kevin suggested these plugins due to their good practices and eligibility to strengthen your website’s security.
#2 : Delete the “admin” username
“admin” is the default username when you created your wordpress blog. Most of the users forget to change it. So, It became very easy to hackers for guest the username. So, Delete the user account with the name “admin” , If your blog didn’t have one, you should change your username now to a difficult one.
#3 : Use Strong Passwords
Password is the another thing which hackers can guess easily. Hackers have so many softwares to test your password easily. So don’t use your real name or any other words in any language as your password. you should add Upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols in your password.
Every one will think that, Hackers can’t hack your blog by making their pet’s or relatives name as password. But, Hackers can find those passwords easily. You can use this Password Generator to make killer and secure passwords.
#4 : Use Secured Hosting
Yeah! low quality of your Web hosting provider is another reason for wordpress hacking. If you are in a FREE hosting provider or a low quality hosting provider that didn’t have SSL certificates.
Your WordPress hosting provider should have these things,
- Support for the latest PHP and MySQL versions
- Account isolation
- Web Application Firewall
- Intrusion detecting system
Check this list of Cheapest WordPress Hosting provider.
#5 : Keep all WordPress Stuffs up-to-date
Every one say that WordPress is a secure platform. But, why hackers can easily hack wordpress blog easily. It is due to one reaseon. WordPress is not secure if you didn’t update wordpress in time. Hackers can find loop holes in your site through outdated files, themes and plugins.
So, you should update WordPress version, All plugins, themes in time.
#6: Install Limit Login Attempts Plugin
Limit Login Attempts is the plugin i installed first on my blogs. It is very essential tosecure your wordpress blog. This plugin will help you to limit the number of login attempts. So, hackers can’t hack your blog easily.
#7: Don’t use Nulled WordPress themes or plugins
This is another mistake every newbies do. They search for “premium theme free download” on Google and download nulled copies from some sites. Nulled theme or plugins contains scripts that contain malware. It will make your blog in danger. So, didn’t use any nulled themes and plugins