Chapter 8: Secure Your WordPress Blog

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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

  1. 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 An outdated version makes for an easy hacking target and your website could be susceptible to hacking bots.
  2. Keep the password to its maximum strength. If you have multiple websites, make sure you use a different password for each one.
  3. Avoid using the “admin” name as a WordPress Admin, which is easily assumed.

Scanning of the wordpress website

There are a large number of plugins that enable the scanning of WordPress websites for malware, trojans, backdoors, worms, viruses and spywares. These plugins also scan for JavaScript code obfuscation, exploits, malicious iframes, malicious code injection, malicious code obfuscation, auto-generated malicious content, redirects and hidden eval code. Here are some WordPress security plugins to consider:

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

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