how to make wordpress site secure


Security is about risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about using all the appropriate tools and methods available to you, that allow you to improve your overall posture reducing the odds of making your WordPress website a target, subsequently getting hacked.

You could start by these basics points to review your security:

  • Make sure wordpress is updated
  • Review passwords strength and user permissions
  • Check if your web hosting company takes the right measures regarding security 
  • Install a wordpress backup solution
  • Install a wordpress security plugin
  • Install and configure a Web Application Firewall
  • Use SSL and HTTPS for your wordpress site

To get your website to much more hardened security level, below some key points to achieve

  • Change the default URL to reach your admin dashboard
  • Change the default admin username
  • Use password to protect wp-admin and login
  • Disable file editing
  • Disable PHP file execution
  • Limit multiple login attempts
  • Setup two factor authentication on your admin dashboard
  • Change WordPress database prefix
  • Disable directory indexing and browsing
  • Disable XML-RPC in WordPress
  • Automatically log out idle users
  • Add security questions to WordPress login
  • Regular scan of WordPress for malware and vulnerabilities

If you have more questions, if you need clarifications on shadow areas on your WordPress website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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