Here are 3 quick and easy tips for securing your
WordPress blog (and a bonus that helps guarantee
1. Bad login attempts (brute force attacks)
This is when a hacker tries to crack your username and password
so they can access your website (and do who knows what!).
It’s done by using software that keeps on hitting
your login page trying to guess the username and password.
If you see lots of IP addresses accessing your login page
in a very short period of time you’ll know what’s
TIP: Use a password that’s longer than 5 characters and
includes numbers and special characters. When you create
a new blog don’t use admin as the username.
2. Always keep up with updates
WordPress regularly releases updates to fix bugs
and patch security holes.
TIP: Look for the update messages in the WordPress
admin area and follow the instructions there. It usually
takes less than a minute to update and helps keeps your
software secure. Make sure you back your site up
before you do any updates.
3. Look out for ticking time bombs!
If you have old themes and plugins that you’re not
using anymore, especially when they haven’t been
updated, you can start the count down to your
next security breach.
TIP: Delete plugins you don’t use. Keep your
plugins updated. It’s simple and helps
keep you safe.
Bonus tip 4:
4. How not to get caught with your pants down…
TIP: Install a WordPress security plugin designed
to protect your site from everything I’ve
mentioned above (and more).
Here’s the security plugin I use and recommend…