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Learn 10 easy ways to make your WordPress site secure.

Learn 10 easy ways to make your WordPress site secure.

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  • Fort Collins WordPress MeetupOctober 30, 2012
  • Jeremy GreenWordPress Developer at Endo CreativeOrganizer of the Fort CollinsWordPress Meetup@greenhornet79endocreative.com
  • 10 Ways toSecure WordPress
  • What is a hack?Taking advantage of aknown weakness
  • Why?• link spam• spam• spread malware/virus• criminal activity
  • Is WordPress secure?• No such thing as 100% secure• Updated regularly to address security issues• Do your part
  • Websites are a Responsibility• Easy, but complicated• You control how secure your site is• Ongoing attention and upkeep is a minimal requirement
  • 1. Use Strong Passwords• Use password generators• Keep track using 1Password or LastPass• This includes site, database, FTP, etc.• strongpasswordgenerator.com
  • 2. Update, Update, Update!• Keep WordPress up to date• Keep plugins up to date• Easy to do from the Dashboard
  • 3. Solid Backup Plan• Backup before updating• Restore from backup if hacked• WPB2D, Backup Buddy, VaultPress
  • 4. Don’t use “admin”• Gives hackers a leg up• Use a different username• Delete if it exists
  • 5. Delete unused files• Delete unused themes• Delete unused plugins• Can be a security risk, even if deactivated
  • 6. Limit permissions• Give users minimal required access• set file permissions at 644 and folders at 755• http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions
  • 7. Choose quality hosting• Don’t use cheap, shared hosting• Bluehost, DreamHost, Laughing Squid• WPEngine, ZippyKid• http://wordpress.org/hosting/
  • 8. Change Table Prefix• Default is wp_• Use something unique
  • 9. Access site through SFTP• FTP doesn’t encrypt data• Ask your host to setup SFTP• Hackers can’t sniff credentials
  • 10. Check plugin stats• Number of downloads• When was it last updated• Plugin rating
  • Resources• http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress• http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions• http://blog.sucuri.net/• http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
  • Resources• Sucuri.net• VaultPress• Backup Buddy• WordPress Backup to Dropbox• WPEngine• 1Password• LastPass• LoginLockdown
  • Questions?