Get Rid of WordPress Security Risks Once and For All

Around the world, WordPress, a highly popular blog and content management system, is widely deployed platform because of its powerful features and excellent performance.

On the web, there are lots of popular sites, which powered by WordPress platform due to its immense popularity that made it a target for attackers.

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If you are also a businessman and wanted to develop a website that based on WordPress, you can directly set up and host a website with WordPress.com.

However, many of you all think that what about its security risks that you can face while running your website, but no need to worry as there are lots of simple yet easy steps to eliminate WordPress security risks.

So, here I have shared 5 simple steps that you can follow to eliminate WordPress security risks:

First: Make Sure to Keep Your Server Software Updated

Running a website on the WordPress platform is not a rocket science as any inexperienced businessman can also run his website on the WordPress, but he only needs to make sure to keep his server software updated. If he is self-hosting WordPress on his own server, it is essential for him to keep the core server software updated like Web server, MySQL applications, the operating system, PHP and more.

Second: Allow Automatic WordPress Updates

Since the 3.7 update in October 2013, all the major versions of WordPress can be allowed to automatically update the WordPress application so that it fixes important bug and security. It doesn’t matter what type of business you are running, but it is crucial to allow automatic WordPress updates to get updates automatically. Here I love to share a very good news i.e. WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is Now Available, you know?

Third: Remember To Update All Plug-Ins and Themes

To decrease security risks in your WordPress website, you need to remember to update all the plug-ins and themes that you have. If you only prefer to keep the server and WordPress updated, it will be not enough, so make sure to update the plug-ins and themes too. As compare to other platforms, WordPress is an easy to access and offers full visibility into items, which must be updated.

Fourth: Owners Can Make Use of Secure Sockets Layer

For eliminating the secure risks in WordPress platform, you can use secure socket layers to log-in. Moreover, it is also essential that have you configure the WordPress administrator log-in page in order to be accessible through HTTPS/SSL? If not, then you should because administrator’s password is being sent in the clear and can be cached easily by attacker.

Fifth: Using Two-Factor Authentication is Also Best

Last, but not least is using two factor authentication is also best for decreasing the security risk in WordPress. All the WordPress users can opt for two-factor authentication for both WordPress.com and self-hosted websites. It is one such facility that requires a second password to log into the website, offering some extra measure of security.

So, these are five simple steps to get rid of WordPress security risks. If we have missed any point, you can feel free to share it with us.

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3 comments:

  1. A few months ago, after then recent update for wordpress, my website started showing internal server error (500). The updates had made the .htaccess file corrupt... I had to do a lots of manually changes for this to work... So, personally, i don't think auto-update for wordpress is a good idea...

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    1. Hello Anish,
      I feel sad for your trouble. You may right at your situation but the one thing every automatic updater should remember that is regular back up.

      This issues may happen because of .htaccess file. It may be changed with old one, whatever it was but not good.

      If you need some help regarding WordPress website coding you can contact me via form or direct mail.

      Appreciate your comment :)

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  2. Great suggestion. I'll take a closer look at iThemes Security. Form plugins are another essential for sure, might need a whole 'nother post to get into pros/cons.

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