How to secure your WordPress Blog?

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HOW TO SECURE YOUR WORDPRESS BLOG?

Are you guys frightened from hackers? Are you earning your bread and butter from your Blog and want to secure your livelihood? And don’t want any stranger to wipe out your hard work? So, Don’t worry. You have reached the right page which will give you some easy tips to protect your Blog from Hackers and viruses. Here is the step by step guide to make some additional security for your Blog.

SECURING YOUR WORDPRESS BLOG

To secure your WordPress Blog you need to make some extra security measures that will help you a lot in protecting your WordPress Blog.

So here are these steps below:

1) Long Passwords

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Use long tail passwords to maximize the password internal security. Use capital letter, signs and numbers to brute force any attacks from hackers. Use different characters and mix them up in the middle, start and in the end of the Password. A strong Password should look like this : aGorGeous@78you. Maybe, It will not look great in terms of display. However, Passwords aren’t created to display, they are a security measure which should be hidden from everyone. These strong passwords are very difficult to he hashed from free hacking tools. Indeed memorizing these passwords isn’t easy so you can use software solutions that store and encrypt your passwords. You can use Lastpass for this purpose.

 

2) Use Secure SSL Login Pages

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Use secure SSL service for your Blog to get an extra layer of protection for your Blog. Theis SSL security layer will add “Security (s)” into your domain http after which your Domain should convert from http to https. Adding SSL security in your Blog will help you a lot in getting better results in SERPs because Matt Cutts (Google anti-spam head) confirmed that Google will give preference to https websites on ordinary http websites.

 

3) Avoid using “Admin” as your Username

Don’t use admin as your Username because the first username a hacker will try should be “Admin”.

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However, if you have a settled account with “Admin” as a username then the only way to change it is to make a new account with a new Username which should have the privilege of Administrator authority.

4) Don’t make your Nickname same as your Username

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After trying the “Admin” as your Username and getting the failure, the hacker will try out your Nickname on the Username field. Many people have done this mistake. So, don’t be amongst the mistaken once.

 

5) Restrict Login Attempts

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Normally, A hacker tries out 10 to 30 passwords at a single time. He may try it more times but I am talking about a lump sump average. Restricting these Login attempts can help you a lot to avoid unlimited hacking attempts from hackers. You can limit the Login Limits by using this Plugin.

 

6) Hide your Login details

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In an ordinary WordPress Blog anyone can get your Login details by visiting the author archive page. These archives Permalink should look like this.

http://www.example.com/author/username/

However, You don’t need to bother about this a lot. Just simply block this page by using this Plugin. Author Slug

7) Limit Access from a single IP Address

Another good way of protecting your WordPress Blog is to restrict every single unknown IP address from even just attempting to Login into your WordPress Blog Dashboard. You can do this easily by creating a “.htaccess” file in /wp-admin/ folder if you haven’t one already. And paste this code in the file.

01AuthUserFile /dev/null
02AuthGroupFile /dev/null
03AuthName "WordPress Admin Access Control"
04AuthType Basic
05<LIMIT GET>
06order deny,allow
07deny from all
08# whitelist Syed's IP address
09allow from xx.xx.xx.xxx
10# whitelist David's IP address
11allow from xx.xx.xx.xxx
12# whitelist Amanda's IP address
13allow from xx.xx.xx.xxx
14# whitelist Muhammad's IP address
15allow from xx.xx.xx.xxx
16# whitelist Work IP address
17allow from xx.xx.xx.xxx
18</LIMIT>

 

8) Make sure you have backups of your content

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Don’t forget to make backups of your Blog’s content. Even if you have a very secure WordPress Blog. By having these backup files you can enjoy two benefits.

No. 1 Your Blog data is also saved somewhere else from your Blog

No.2  It will be easy for you to transfer your Blog data from one hosting platform to another.

 

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