WordPress Security: How to Keep Your Site Safe from Hackers

by | Mar 20, 2023

If you have a WordPress website, one of your top priorities should be keeping it secure. Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in websites, and WordPress is no exception. In this post, I’ll share some tips on how to keep your WordPress site safe from hackers.

But first, a quick introduction. My name is Luke, and I offer a monthly WordPress maintenance service to help WordPress website owners keep their sites secure and up-to-date. Contact me to find out more.

Now, let’s dive into some tips on how to keep your WordPress site safe from hackers:

Keep WordPress and plugins up-to-date: One of the easiest ways to keep your site secure is to make sure your WordPress version and plugins are up-to-date. Updates often include security patches, so keeping everything up-to-date can help prevent vulnerabilities. Although updating can be as simple as clicking a button, it doesn’t come without risk, so make sure you follow best practice before updating.

Use strong passwords: Make sure your WordPress login password is strong and unique. Avoid using simple passwords or reusing the same password across multiple accounts.

Use a security plugin: There are many security plugins available for WordPress that can help protect your site from hackers by scanning for malware, blocking brute force attacks, and more.

Use HTTPS: HTTPS encrypts data transmitted between your website and visitors, making it more difficult for hackers to intercept and steal data.

Limit login attempts: Brute force attacks involve hackers repeatedly trying to guess your login credentials. By limiting the number of login attempts, you can help prevent these types of attacks.

Back up your site: Regularly backing up your site can help you recover quickly in case of a security breach or data loss.

Remove unused themes and plugins: Unused themes and plugins can pose a security risk if they are not kept up-to-date. Remove any that you are not actively using to reduce the risk of a potential breach.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of your WordPress site being hacked. However, if you’re not comfortable handling these tasks yourself, get in touch to find out how a monthly maintenance package can help make life simpler!