Tips for security for a WordPress blog

 

Well, the ultimate truth is that WordPress or any other kind of blog is never 100% secure. And it is to be noted that there exists no intact solution for making it utterly secure i.e. there is no magic button of “Enable Security” and forget about everything.  But, there are some simple steps that can help you to necessarily minimize the risks of data loss and hacking. These steps may require some additional time of yours. There are steps which are need to being taken care of before WordPress installation, during installation and some steps regularly when your website or blog is running on the web.

First of all, you should choose a secure web hosting provider for your WordPress blog or website. It is necessary to read reviews and ensure that the hosting provider is a company with dedicated support team, experience and reputation. Also, you need to check if your hosting server is secure with an SSL.

You can also buy and SSL individually for your domain, as it’s quite essential. Your hosting provider will help you for same.  Also, you should change your web hosting control panel / cPanel password and keep it a stronger one with a mix of alphabetical, numerical characters and symbols used. The minimum length of your password should be 8 characters. Together with same, also ensure that the primary email assigned to your web hosting account is also secure and safe.

Next, you should select a custom directory and a custom username for your WordPress, as by default it is WP and admin respectively. The WP password for your admin profile should be secure again. Installing and enabling few security plugins including Sucuri, Bulletproof, WordFence, etc. can help you secure your website a bit more.

It is must to be ensured that regular backups are automatically made.  You can find the available backups of your website in Backups and Restore section of your web hosting control panel. When you are making some changes, you can take a manual backup prior. The last but not the least thing is that your WordPress blog or website needs to be updated regularly together with its themes and plugins. The notifications for same will come to you via your admin dashboard. You should also change admin and cPanel passwords time to time never disclosing them to anyone. Also, you should keep the antivirus software of your computer, from where you login to access your WordPress admin, updated and run regular checks.

All above mentioned points don’t require much technical knowledge and will efficiently help you protect your WordPress website or blog having more changes to avoid trouble.