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How to Keep Your WordPress Blog Safe from Hackers?

WordPress security is always a great concern for bloggers and all the webmasters. With so many hackers around the blogosphere it’s essential for you to take care of your WordPress blog without getting hacked. Your all efforts on your blogs will go in vain if someone hacks your WordPress blog, so follow these tips to secure your WordPress blog.

Keep your WordPress Blog Safe from Hackers
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Keep your WordPress Blog Safe from Hackers

How to Keep Your WordPress Blog Safe from Hackers?

  Plugins are the Power of WordPress. So many good security Plugins are there to make your wordPress blog more secure.The list of best of them are as follows:

One of the best WordPress security plugins that most bloggers use in the blogosphere. It will limit the number of attempts on your blog thus making your blog more secure to login using your dashboard (WP admin area).

Limit login attempts features

Few features of Limit Login Attempts are mentioned below..

  • Fully customizable
  • Optional logging, optional email notification
  • Handles server behind reverse proxy
  • Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in
  • Limit the number of attempts to log in using authorized cookies in same way
  • Informs user about remaining retries or lockout time on login page

Download it here

 

Better WP security plugin has great WordPress security features and thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site.

 Download it here

 

 Secure WordPress removes error information on login pages, adds index.html to plugin directories, hides the WordPress version and much more.
  • Removes error-information on login-page
  • Adds index.php plugin-directory (virtual)
  • Removes the wp-version, except in admin-area
  • Removes Really Simple Discovery
  • Removes Windows Live Writer
  • Removes core update information for non-admins
  • Removes plugin-update information for non-admins

Download it here

 

BulletProof Security protects your WordPress website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts.
Its main features are :
  • One-click .htaccess website security protection from within the WP Dashboard
  • .htaccess security protection against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts
  • WP Dashboard Alerts – Root and wp-admin .htaccess file checks
  • Security Status Page – Displays website security status information

Download it Here

 

 

Other Security Measures to protect your WordPress Blog from Hackers
  • Always update your WordPress blog:This is a must if you want to secure your WordPress blog, always update your WordPress site with the latest versions available. This way you’ll be making it hard to the hackers to get into your WP dashboard, thus making it more secure.
  • Update your WordPress plugins too:This is as important as updating your WordPress versions. We all know that most bloggers use adequate number of WordPress plugins on their blogs, and most of these plugins get updated every few weeks. You must be updating them whenever you see updates on your active WordPress plugins list. This keeps your WordPress blog away from the security threats.
  • Backup is a MUST: Even when someone hacks your account, you can still get it back when you’ve total backup of your WordPress site. So backup is a must for every WordPress blog. For every 2 weeks or at least monthly once, take a backup of your whole WordPress blog. You can do this by going into your hosting CPanel (control panel) and doing regular updates. Or you can simply use WP-DB-Backupplugin to automatically perform regular backups of your WordPress blogs.
  • Remove all unused WordPress plugins
  • Remove unused users from WordPress blog
  • Remove unused WordPress themes

Change the Username from ‘admin’ to something else

This is a must, because most hackers know that new bloggers still use ‘admin’ as their login usernames, thus making it easy for them to hack your WordPress blogs.

To avoid this, change your username from admin to something else. How can you change?

Follow the below given steps:

  • Login to your cPanel (hosting cpanel)
  • Go to databases section and click on phpMyAdmin
  • Select the database that you’re using
  • Click on the table wp_users on the left hand side to edit
  • Change the user_login value and replace ‘admin’ to any name.

That’s it. You are done.

In this post, I tried my best to cover everything but if you think that I left something, feel free to advise me through your comments.

Ravi Kumar
 

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