WordPress Security Measures in 7 simple steps
WordPress is one of famous CMS (Content Management System). Therefore, Wordpress Security Measures is one of the big concern for web developers. WordPress is very easy to setup a website in couple of minute and manage all content from your admin panel. That easiness is also bringing some security vulnerabilities with itself. All necessary steps are listed at below. Following below Wordpress Security Measures steps will be very useful for wordpress website owners.
1 – Don’t use all plugin without vulnerabilities checking
that website (wpvulndb.com) is perfect place to search wordpress plugin vulnerabilities. Just put your name of plugin at search box right top corner and click search button and see all vulnerabilities with that plugin.
2 – Don’t keep unnecessary plugin on your system
The purpose of that steps is the plugin would not have any vulnerabilities one its installing but it does not show it will not have any future vulnerability. Therefore, there are two options for it. First is consistently checking for your plugins , Second delete unused plugin as soon as possible.
3 – Install one of famous stop user enumeration plugin
The aim of the installation on of stop enumeration plugin is to prevent catching your admin username by attackers. Otherwise, attackers will be able to see all your plugins as well as your users including admin user
What will happen if attacker know my plugin list?
This is very important point for attackers. Attackers search your plugins and find vulnerabilities of your plugins and access your wordpress website easily.
One of our suggested stop enumeration plugin is “ Stop User Enumeration “ plugin for wordpress.
4 – Hide your admin link ( wp-admin )
As you know that worpdress is using classic http://xxxxxx.com/wp-admin to access admin panel. Known our admin link will be useful for attackers therefore, it needs to be hidden from attackers. One of suggested plugin is “ Lockdown WP Admin “ plugin to mitigate the risk via changing admin link.
5 – Use at least 16 length ( Alphabetic, symbols, numbers, capital words combinations )
Using very complex password is make cracking password harder. Password changing once a couple of weeks will be good way to keep your website in secure.
6 – Keep your WordPress and Plugin Updated
It is really important point to mitigate the hacking risks. WordPress and too many famous plugins are publishing very quickly update to stop vulnerability after disclose any security issue. Therefore, auto update plugin is strongly suggested. “ Advanced Automatic Updates ” is one of suggested plugin.
7 – WAF ( Web Application Firewall ) using
WAF is very good choose to prevent attacks and block attackers IPs. Wordfence is one of our suggestion for this purpose.