WordPress Security – The Basics


This article offers some basic tips for securing your WordPress site:

Change your “admin” username — Use a custom name instead of the default “admin”. This prohibits robots from using the admin name and guessing your password.

Use a strong password — Use a combination of letters, numbers, symbols that can’t be guessed. An example would be “#ghBH89”. If managing all your passwords is an issue, consider using a service like LastPass.

Keep your WordPress software updated — Each update includes security patches for potential exploits. The admin dashboard notifies you when an update is available.

Use a WordPress security plugin — There are many security plugins available. iThemes Security and Wordfence are two examples.

Keep your PC clean — Use scanning software regularly. Two popular and free programs are:

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