How to improve the security of your WordPress Website
If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices. In this guide, we will share all the top WordPress security tips to help you protect your website against hackers and malware
I have heard many website owners complain about WordPress security. The thought is that an open source script is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. Is that a fact? And if so, how do you secure your WordPress website?
Luckily, this is mostly untrue. In fact, sometimes it’s the other way around. Okay, let’s say that it’s partially true. But even then the blame shouldn’t fall on WordPress.
Why? Because it’s usually the user’s fault that their site got hacked. There are some responsibilities that you have to take care of as a website owner. So the key question is, what are you doing to save your site from being hacked?
Today, I plan to discuss quite a few simple tricks that can help you secure your WordPress website. After implementing these tactics and following up with continual WordPress security checks, you’ll be well on your way to secure your WordPress website for good.
Set up a website lockdown feature and ban users
A lockdown feature for failed login attempts can solve the huge problem of continuous brute force attempts. Whenever there is a hacking attempt with repetitive wrong passwords, the site gets locked, and you get notified of this unauthorized activity.
I found out that the iThemes Security plugin is one of the best such plugins out there, and I’ve been using it for quite some time. The plugin has a lot to offer in this respect. Along with over 30 other awesome WordPress security measures, you can specify a certain number of failed login attempts before the plugin bans the attacker’s IP address.