WordPress Security Blog Tips
It’s very important to have a secure WordPress environment for maintaining a successful blog. If WordPress is not secured, hackers may block blogs as well as websites of other people. The damage can be enormous, especially when the blog has high ranking, and highly profitable. It can result in bad website feedback from the customers.
The reasoning behind their acts can be just for fun. There are many people whose website received a short note from Google that it has been blocked because of the danger it carries for other internet users. It was a result of an attack from a hacker who made bad changes in their websites. Here are some of the tips which can be used for securing WordPressDon’t keep the directories open for public browsing
There can be a problem if you let other people know about your plugins, or their versions. If there is known exploit directly linked to a particular plugin, it can be used by anyone for their advantage. Just add the line ‘Options All -Indexes’ in your access file in the root. It will provide security for your website and can provide a better website feedback.
Be cautious while uploading something to your website
When you upload a plug-in, a normal script or a theme to your website, you need to be more careful as it can be harmful for your website it is designed to do so. Upload only the authentic data to your website. Avoid downloading a theme or a plugin from a warez or file sharing sites. The content on these websites may be disguised as a theme or a plugin but it will harm your website once uploaded to your server.
Regular backups of your database and website
You should always take regular backups of your directories and database in case of emergency. Backups of your files and directories can be helpful when you lose all your blog’s content. It will help you to maintain your traffic and website reputation.