Do you know that security is the important thing in today online world. If anybody have access to your online data then they can breakdown you any moment. We want security for any of online data such as we want to keep the passwords of our social media accounts (facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube) safe and secure. But how we can be so careless when the challenge comes to our websites. You know that security of website matters you more than the security of your other accounts because your website might be the place from which you are running your whole business. So ,today in this post we are going to discuss about :How you can protect your wordpress websites from the online Hackers. Because Hackers are getting smarter and smarter day by day due to the technological advancement and they can be successful to attack at your websites if you ignore security of the your site.
#1: Update Your Plugins
Updating your installed plugins is very important to protect your site from getting hacked by the hackers. Those plugins which are not updated from time to time then there is the huge chance that your website is vulnerable towards attack. To update your plugins you can simply go on the plugin section of your wordpress dashboard ,after that you can update your plugins and keep your site safe from hackers. According to a survey, many wordpress websites which were because their plugins were not updated once they have installed. So, be sure to update your wordpress plugins when updates are available.
#2: Change your Login URL
Your login URL(Uniform Resource Locator ) is the place where hackers attack for the first time. If you have any wordpress website then login URL of your admin panel may be like this “www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin” .And that is generally the login URL of any wordpress sites which is never changed. That is the first thing you should focus on changing if prioritize the security of your site than anything. The login URL of mine website was also like this “www.techvisco.com/wp-admin“. So later on , i changed it to something else. Now it’s your turn to change.
#How to change the login URL
It is very simple not any rocket science. Simply Go on the Add New Theme option In the dashboard of your website and then search for WPS Hide Login Plugin .After that install it and activate in your site. Then go on the setting of that plugin then simply change “login” to your desire name adress. As show in the image given below:
#3: Update Your Themes
Updating the themes of your website helps to improve your wordpress site from the vulnerable attacks. There are many wordpress websites owners i have they never go on updating the themes of their sites which is not healthy habit. To update the theme any wordpress website is very simple simple go on the dashboard of your wordpress website then select Appearence,Theme Option as shown in the image and then you can manage and update your theme after that.
#4: Use Strong Password
This is the most important factor which will determine the security of any wordpress website. When you change the Your username and password make sure it is combined of letter ,special characters and numbers. And don’t share the passwords and username with any of your friends and relatives.
#5: BackUp Your Data
No matter how many steps you take to make your site stay secure but the single most important one is to backup your WordPress website. You should always have a backed-up version of your WP website ready to restore when the worst thing can happen. After all, even government sites can get hacked and the only thing that give total effective security measure are backups. WordPress doesn’t come with a built-in backup features; however, some hosting providers do offer their own automatic backups. There are also other third-party backup idea; you can use plugins like BackUp Buddy, JetPack Security, VaultPress and many others.
#6: Limit Failed Login Attempts
Do you remember? The last time when you forget the password of your phone then you might remember that you couldn’t login in your mobile because limit time login system of your phone. The login time keep on increasing if you give wrong password again and again .So , in the same way here you can create limit login attempt:
You can limit the login attempt of your wordpress website using different types of plugins such as Cyber Security ,Login LockDown or I themes, etc.
#7: Use the latest version of WordPress
Many keep on using old version of wordpress in their because this there is huge security threats .You cannot find compatible and newer version of plugin and themes with older version of wordpress. The latest version of wordpress is WordPress 6.0. So, try using this version in your website and removing old version from the your website .
Keep on updating your wordpress plugins and themes from time to time when the newer versions are available ,Also keep on changing your passwords time to time and don’t share it with anybody else ,keep it private to yourself. Also make your password strong by combining special characters ,numbers and letters. Last thing ; to keep in mind also don’t share Google Account’s with someone else and don’t let anybody to access your personal computer or phone.
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