How to Protect WordPress from Security Issues

Posted on May 6, 2019

WordPress has become extremely popular because of its versatility, but that does mean that it can be susceptible to hacks. There are, however, plenty of ways to avoid the likeliness of this to occur:

. Use a strong password to avoid Brute-Force attacks
. Use a reputed hosting provider where websites are isolated
. Always keep your WordPress and plugins up to date
. Use security plugins like intrusion detectors (most security plugins are able to check for this)
. Remove all the old data and unnecessary backups
. Remove all sensitive temporary files
. Set automatic settings to log out idle users (most security plugins can do this too)
. Setup an SSL which will authenticate your website and safeguard your users’ data
. Give the admin and password rights to only trusted individuals
. Change the password regularly
. You can also safeguard the websites through the database
. Backup your website regularly
. Keep a strong password for your SQL database too
. Keep an eye on audit logs

WordPress is great for beginners but they must be aware of any potential security issues. All sorts of plugins and even software for cPanel (available only through your hosting account) are available to accomplish the above solutions.