Easy Things10           You Can Do    to make your WordPress sites more secure licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons...
mind where you                                              1          host your site                           some hosts...
secure your                                                   2          local machine                         especially ...
install WordPress                                           3          manually                         never use automati...
remove                                                     4          install.php                         triple check to ...
never use                                                    5           “admin”                                  username...
don’t use                                  6          easy to guess                                      passwords   yes! ...
never forget to                                          7          backup                         your WP files and datab...
always, always                                        8          update                         your WordPress, theme and ...
always delete                                                   9       themes & plugins        you no longer use, don’t l...
use WP security                                       10       plugins & services        protect your website, protect you...
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10 Easy Things You Can Do to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure

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Thought it might be useful to you, here is a list of ten easy things you can do to make your WordPress site less prone to getting hacked. They're obviously not going to make your site 100% hacked proof. But just like a car alarm, would you choose not to install an alarm for your car just because it cannot guarantee that your car won't get stolen?

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10 Easy Things You Can Do to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure

  1. 1. Easy Things10 You Can Do to make your WordPress sites more secure licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons by CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
  2. 2. mind where you 1 host your site some hosts do you more harm than good be wary with some ridiculously cheap hosting fees© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. secure your 2 local machine especially if you’re using Windows system protect your computer with top grade internet security software© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. install WordPress 3 manually never use automatic installation method automatic install makes your WP sites far more vulnerable to getting hacked© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. remove 4 install.php triple check to make sure it’s removed it’s easy to forget this very important step, please do triple check to make sure© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. never use 5 “admin” username for administrator user but please feel free to do otherwise if you want your site to be easily hacked :D just kidding…© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. don’t use 6 easy to guess passwords yes! “123456” is an easy to guess password and so is “password”© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. never forget to 7 backup your WP files and database regularly don’t be lazy! bad things happen (more often) to lazy people© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. always, always 8 update your WordPress, theme and plugins outdated WordPress, themes & plugins are more prone to getting hacked© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. always delete 9 themes & plugins you no longer use, don’t leave them sit there on your server they could open up some serious security holes especially if they’re outdated© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. use WP security 10 plugins & services protect your website, protect your online business it’s always better to be safe than sorry…© WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. © WootPlugins | All Rights Reserved

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