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How to protect WordPress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aspe_heat, May 15, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Hey there everyone!

    After reading more about the WordPress, I found out that it's quite vulnerable to the hacking attacks. Now I am wondering if there is any way to protect my website? I mean there are some plugins and I have them installed, but if I was a hacker, I would first try to exploit those plugins so I can get easier access to someone's website.

    So, does anyone have any good advices on protecting my WP Website? I really want to put a lot of time and effort in it to make it big, so I don't want to lose it all of sudden.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    no problem, but as hard you will try will never be 100% secure, so better make regular backups
     
  5. Black Hat Expert

    Black Hat Expert BANNED BANNED

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    There are many plugins and security systems where we can protect wp sites in a better manner.
     
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    Use BulletProof Security along with Wordfence. Both plugins are free and must-have for WP.
     
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    Rambaldi Registered Member

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    Wordfence has done good for me & my clients sites. In combination with renaming wp-admin & not using "admin" as username.. ;)

    Never install any cracked plugins/themes unless you are sure they aren't malicious. It's very easy way to get backdoors on peoples sites.
     
  9. AnotherOne

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    You can add password to wp-admin directory via bulletproof security and I think it's better than renaming wp-admin directory.

     
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    The_Shield Newbie

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    I've never quite had a problem with hacking attempts, but I would say the easy solution is just change your password regularly. Maybe once every month.
     
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    Strange that you've never received hacking attempt. Maybe you're on a not-so-profitable niche?
    BTW may I know your niche?

     
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    If you use something like phpcipher, you can use their built-in licencing management system to control it.