It is no secret that WordPress sites often get hacked. What many don’t know is you can better protect yourself from getting hacked with just doing a few simple things. If you are putting a WordPress site up, or if you are getting hacked, take a look at the tips below to help you better secure your site.
Unique Username and Password – It is important that you use a unique username and password. By default, when you install WordPress, your username will be “admin.” It is important that you change that and that you also use a unique password. Using a generic username and password is a hacker’s dream. They can easily access your site.
Change Your Login URL – You also need to change your login URL for WordPress. By default, your login will be wp-admin. Change that to something unique like “mywplogin.” The more unique it is, the more secure your site will be.
Stay Up to Date with WordPress – Every time WordPress releases an update, you need to make sure that you update your site. Staying up to date will help keep hackers out of your site.
Update Plugins – Chances are you will use quite a few plugins on your site. It is important that you keep the plugin updated to keep them secure. When you see a message that there is an update to a plugin you have installed, don’t ignore it, update it.
Always Logout – When you are finished working on your site, it is very important that you logout of your dashboard. Leaving it logged in will help a hacker access your site and you don’t want to make it any easier on them.
Careful with Themes You Download – You should always be careful when downloading themes for your WordPress site. Make sure that the site you are downloading them from is a reputable site because code can be placed in the themes that will give hackers access to your site.
By keeping the above things in mind when making your WordPress site, you will lower your chances of being hacked. Don’t take these things likely because a hacker looks for these opportunities.