How to harden the security of your wordpress site?

“Security is not about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. What security is though is risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about employing all the appropriate controls available to you, within reason, that allow you to improve your overall posture reducing the odds of making yourself a target, subsequently getting hacked.” —

Website security is often a top concern for WordPress site owners and prospects. While 28 percent of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress, because of its popularity the CMS is often targeted by hackers. However, that doesn’t mean your site has to fall victim to malicious behavior.

While no system is 100 percent hack-proof, there are certain measures you can take to prevent a hacked WordPress site. To reduce your chances of being affected by a disastrous brute-force or DDoS attack, read below for the most important WordPress security tasks you should implement to become more proactive against potential threats.

Here are some tips to keep wordpress secure:

  1. Keep WordPress core, themes, and plugins up to date
  2. Only install trusted WordPress plugins and themes
  3. Remove Unused Plugins and Themes
  4. Install a WordPress security plugin
  5. Regularly backup your WordPress site
  6. Enforce Strong Passwords and Usernames
  7. Use two-factor authentication (2FA)
  8. Change or omit the “admin” username
  9. Limit Login Attempts
  10. Monitor Incoming Attacks
  11. Use SSL for data security
  12. Hide Your WordPress Version
  13. Relocate or rename login page
  14. Secure the wp-config file
  15. Use A Secure Hosting Environment

Do you know any other tricks to make wordpress secure? Feel free to share in comments.

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