When it comes to security, it can become a difficult task to choose from the multitude of solutions available. To help simplify this selection process, we have listed some common and effective solutions below.
Securing your blog against hacking
- Keep your WordPress blog, themes and Plugins up to date. An outdated version makes for an easy hacking target and your website could be susceptible to hacking bots.
- Keep the password to its maximum strength. If you have multiple websites, make sure you use a different password for each one.
- Avoid using the “admin” name as a WordPress Admin, which is easily assumed.
Scanning of the wordpress website
- Quttera Web Malware Scanner (free plugin) | It provides unknown malware detection, external links detection, blacklist status, artificial intelligence scan engine, Cloud technology, detail investigation reports and more.
- WordFence Security (free plugin, can be upgraded to Pro version) | It secures the WordPress website against brute force attacks, backdoors, trojans, malware and other malicious scripts.
- BulletProof Security (free plugin, can be upgraded to Pro version) | It monitors HTTP Error, PHP Error, DB Error, etc., and scans for malicious content. It also provides a feature to backup the WordPress database.
- iThemes Security (free plugin, can be upgraded to Pro version) | It provides 2-factor authentication, malware scanning, online file comparison, WP-CLI integration. It also monitors content and detects bots and other attempts to search vulnerabilities.
- Sucuri Malware Scanning (free plugin, can be upgraded to Pro version) | It provides security activity auditing, file integrity monitoring, malware/blacklist scanning, post-hack security actions and a website firewall (add-on).
Refer to the following external guides to harden your WordPress blog:
Hardening WordPress | WordPress.org WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide | wpmudev.org Improve your WordPress security with these 10 tips | woothemes.com 10 Steps to a Secure WordPress Website | copyblogger.com