Five Measures You Can Take To
Secure WordPress
Cloudways
2013
• It was terrible year for WordPress users.
Thousands websites were defaced, hacked, or
taken down.
• The Reason: Bad...
Five Major Steps You Need To Take
You can make your website as secure as fortress if
you take the following five security ...
Safeguarding the Login
• Disallow failed attempts by limiting login
attempts
• Implement two-factor authentication
• Renam...
Guarding the Admin page
• Activate SSL for the WordPress Admin section
• Keep your WordPress updated to the latest
version...
Protecting the Theme
• Use themes hosted by WordPress (preferably)
• Keep your theme updated (always)
• Remove WordPress l...
Tackling the Plugin related shortfalls
• Use plugins hosted only on WordPress
• Update your plugins whenever available
• U...
Protecting the Data
• Host on a secure infrastructure
• Set a backup schedule, preferably on weekly
basis
• Access your si...
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Get the best Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting
for a secure and convenient experience

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Five Security Measures You Should Take To Protect Your WordPress Website

  1. 1. Five Measures You Can Take To Secure WordPress Cloudways
  2. 2. 2013 • It was terrible year for WordPress users. Thousands websites were defaced, hacked, or taken down. • The Reason: Bad WordPress Security
  3. 3. Five Major Steps You Need To Take You can make your website as secure as fortress if you take the following five security measures: • Safeguarding the Login page • Guarding the Admin page • Protecting the Theme • Tackling the Plugin related shortfalls • Protecting the Data
  4. 4. Safeguarding the Login • Disallow failed attempts by limiting login attempts • Implement two-factor authentication • Rename WordPress login path • Make an exclusive strong password for WordPress
  5. 5. Guarding the Admin page • Activate SSL for the WordPress Admin section • Keep your WordPress updated to the latest version • Create separate “editor” accounts for publishing materials • Never use “admin” as login name • Get a detailed security analysis done • Install security plugins like Sucuri
  6. 6. Protecting the Theme • Use themes hosted by WordPress (preferably) • Keep your theme updated (always) • Remove WordPress login and version from the theme (if any) • Delete unused WordPress themes (if any)
  7. 7. Tackling the Plugin related shortfalls • Use plugins hosted only on WordPress • Update your plugins whenever available • Use recently-made alternative if a plugin has not been updated for more than 12 months • Delete unused plugins
  8. 8. Protecting the Data • Host on a secure infrastructure • Set a backup schedule, preferably on weekly basis • Access your site only with SFTP (Secure FTP) • Set all files to file permission 644 and all folders to 755 • Keep offsite backups
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