Daily Thousands of websites are getting hacked average most of them are running on WordPress, WordPress is a vulnerable CMS and it easily hack-able, most of the time they get hacked through :
- Code can be injected into WordPress MySQL, HTA access database.
- Files already on the server, such as theme files can be modified.
- Your site can be redirected to malware sites.
So from preventing hack of your WordPress site, Follow these steps:
10 Best way to protect WordPress site from getting Hacked
1 – Keep WordPress themes and plugins up to date
There is a reason developer release updates of themes, plugins and most of these updates covers new security updates. Old themes, plugins make your site vulnerable against hackers.
2 – Run WordPress Security plugin
Security plugins take care of Admin Security, Blocks malicious URLs and requests. Blocks all automated spambot comments. Hide your WordPress Admin and Login page, Prevent bruite force attacks on your login page.
3 – Keep your Server clean
Delete unused versions of WordPress on the server.
4 – Using better Web Hosting
Hosting companies like Godaddy, Bluehost have your back when it comes to your security. they regularly do security scans and will clean your hacked site for free.
5 – Use Strong Password
You need long, difficult, lower case and upper case passwords. You can no longer use same password on every Internet account. Don’t save your password in your computer or in social media accounts.
6 – Check plugins and themes for continues support
This encrypts the data Don’t use plugins and themes that are no longer maintained by developers. If your plugin or theme hasn’t been updates in a year or more, replace it.
7 – Install an SSL certificate on your site
SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information.
8 – Protect your Computer and Network
Run virus scans all the time specially if you run Windows. Be careful of the sites you visits. Protecting your computer is often about not visiting websites that are distributing malware’s.
9 – Don’t Login on public WiFi networks
If you login to your WordPress site on a public network, you are essentially giving your login credentials away to anyone else on the network who might be running packet sniffing. If you don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your site, then use a VPN to encrypt your traffic on the network.
10 – Backup your site
While backups are not always helpful in recovering from a WordPress hack, they are essential for disaster recovery, especially when it comes to damage to your database.
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