WordPress Security Alert – Don’t Be A Slacker Or You’ll Attract Hackers!
t hehappypreneur.com http://thehappypreneur.com/wordpress-security-dont-be-a-slacker-or-youll-attract-hackers/WordPress Security Alert – Don’t Be A Slacker Or You’ll AttractHackers!Celene HarrelsonWordPress security is a serious thing.If you are not worried about the security of your blog, you should be. It’s very possible that hackers are tryingto get into your site at this very minute! It’s never 100% saf e, but you can sure make it very hard f or thosenasty bastages to gain access by doing a f ew simple things.1. Be sure to make your user name something other than Admin. If that’s what your log in username is,hackers are already half way home if you get targeted and trust me – you are targeted daily! If you don’tbelieve me, go to your hosting account and take a look at how many attempted log ins there are a day to yoursite. I assure you it’s WAY more than you logged in.The way to change your user/admin name is to set up a new admin user prof ile in your WordPress dashboard.Then log out and log back in with the new admin log in. Once you are logged in, delete the original one thatused Admin as the user name.Now hackers will have to work twice has hard to gain access to your site. Yay, score one f or you!2. Change your password often. Don’t make it easy like “yoursite123.“ It should be something with withupper case and lower case letters, numbers and symbols like #$%^&!. I know those are harder to remember orkeep track of , but it’s worth it. I use Robof orm to keep track of all of my log in inf ormation. I don’t even have tothink about it.Here’s a f ree trial f or Robof orm3. Add a good security plug in to your WordPress blog like:”Better WP Security
Wordf ence SecurityBullet ProofSucuri WordPress Security PluginYou don’t need them all, but a combination of one or 2 won’t hurt. Simply go to your WP dashboard, then, plugins, add plugins and type the name in. Always check when the last update was installed, reviews, etc bef oredeciding whether you want to install or not.4. Keep WordPress, plugins and themes updated. Of ten there is an update because of security issues.Don’t take any chances.5. Backup your blog regularly. There are all kinds of good backup plugins to keep your data saf e. You canhave the backups sent to your server or email address. Backup of ten!Just a little bit of due diligence will go a long way in keeping those hatef ul buggers out of your business!Don’t be a slacker or you’ll attract hackers!Thanks f or reading! Share your f avorite WordPress security plugins with us in the comments.Image chanpipat FreeDigitalPhotos.net