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    WordPress security

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    by kees_b ·

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    • #4223227
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      Reply To: WordPress security

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      Teh original question:
      What safety features ought to I implement to guard my WordPress web site from hackers and malware?

    • #4223228
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      Ask hoster

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      Most WordPress websites run on a WordPress version that is offered and supported by the hosting company they use. Ask them for advice.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      To safeguard your WordPress website from hackers and malware, implement strong passwords and two-factor authentication, keep WordPress core, themes, and plugins updated, utilize security plugins for active monitoring and firewall protection, enforce HTTPS with SSL certificates for secure data transmission, regularly back up your website, and limit login attempts to prevent brute force attacks. Use a reputable hosting provider that offers advanced security features and support for WordPress websites. Collectively, these measures enhance your website’s security posture against potential threats.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      Protecting your WordPress website from hackers and malware is essential for maintaining its security and integrity. Here are some safety features you should implement:

      1. Ensure that your WordPress core, themes, and plugins are regularly updated to the latest versions. Developers often release updates to patch security vulnerabilities, so keeping your website up to date is crucial for staying protected.

      2. Enforce strong password policies for all user accounts, including administrators, editors, and contributors. Encourage the use of complex passwords that include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

      3. Implement a plugin that limits the number of login attempts allowed within a specific timeframe. This helps prevent brute force attacks, where hackers try to guess login credentials by repeatedly attempting to log in.

      4. Require users to authenticate their identity using two factors, such as a password and a unique code sent to their mobile device, before granting access to the WordPress dashboard. Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your website.

      5. Use a reputable WordPress security plugin to scan your website for malware, monitor for suspicious activity, and strengthen security settings. Popular security plugins include Wordfence, Sucuri Security, and iThemes Security.

      6. Implement a web application firewall to filter and block malicious traffic before it reaches your website. Some security plugins offer built-in WAF functionality, or you can use a standalone WAF service.

      7. Set up automated backups of your WordPress website and database to a secure offsite location. In the event of a security breach or malware infection, you can restore your website to a previous clean state quickly.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      WordPress is a popular CMS software that allow users to build different kinds of websites. As far as their security is concerned, you need a secured web hosting infrastructure to safeguard the crucial data available in the website.

      • Plugins and themes should be updated.
      • Keep strong password.
      • Install a WordPress Backup.

      Sucuri Scanner is a renowned WordPress security you can prefer.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      Some suggestion.

      Enable two-factor authentication to secure login processes. Implementing a reliable backup system and scheduling regular backups ensures you can restore your website in case of any security breaches or data loss. To thwart brute force attacks, limit login attempts. Secure sensitive files like wp-config.php with appropriate permissions to prevent unauthorized access.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to WordPress security

      To protect your WordPress site from hackers and malware:

      Use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication.
      Keep WordPress, themes, and plugins updated.
      Install security plugins like Wordfence or Sucuri.
      Limit login attempts and set file permissions properly.
      Consider using a website firewall for added protection.

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