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9 Vital Tips to Secure WordPress

Posted on January 06, 2010 by GuestBlogger

Securing website is a big challenge for web master. It includes server protection and website protection itself. Situation becomes more difficult when you are using some famous platform for your web site.

As wordpress expert, my aim is to secure and give maximum protection to my clients’ web site. We have to think as a hacker to block all possible ways of hacking a wordpress.

Let’s go through the complete process of securing our wordpress installation.

Securing User Name:-

Most crucial and important part of securing wordpress is to change its default user name “admin”, making your website vulnerable to brute force attach and hacking scripts. If you have access to cpanel use phpmyadmin and go to table containing name user. Edit this table and change the admin name to choice of yours.

Or create a new user with full admin power and login through that id and delete the admin user.

Strong Password:-

Always use strong password to harden the security of website. Article from blogsecurity.net is describing the unique script which is used by hackers to guess the password. Our recommendation for password complexity is;

  • Choose password of at least 12 character,
  • Password should contain alphabet in uppercase
  • Lowercase alphabet should be part of password
  • Include numeric in your password to harden the security.
  • Most importantly, include some special character like ~`,<?{(^% etc.

 

Password Encryption:-

WordPress Login and password are sent over internet using non secure protocol. Redsend.org has plug-in called chap secure login. This plug-in will

Securing website is a big challenge for web master. It includes server protection and website protection itself. Situation becomes more difficult when you are using some famous platform for your web site.

As wordpress expert, my aim is to secure and give maximum protection to my clients’ web site. We have to think as a hacker to block all possible ways of hacking a wordpress.

Let’s go through the complete process of securing our wordpress installation.

Securing User Name:-

Most crucial and important part of securing wordpress is to change its default user name “admin”, making your website vulnerable to brute force attach and hacking scripts. If you have access to cpanel use phpmyadmin and go to table containing name user. Edit this table and change the admin name to choice of yours.

Or create a new user with full admin power and login through that id and delete the admin user.

Strong Password:-

Always use strong password to harden the security of website. Article from blogsecurity.net is describing the unique script which is used by hackers to guess the password. Our recommendation for password complexity is;

  • Choose password of at least 12 character,
  • Password should contain alphabet in uppercase
  • Lowercase alphabet should be part of password
  • Include numeric in your password to harden the security.
  • Most importantly, include some special character like ~`,<?{(^% etc.

 

Password Encryption:-

WordPress Login and password are sent over internet using non secure protocol. Redsend.org has plug-in called chap secure login. This plug-in will

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Imran Yousaf is Computer Science graduate and have vast experience of computer software and hardware. He has special expertise in Internet Marketing, SEO, Blogging, WordPress and Thesis customisation.

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