Way to help you keep your WordPress website safe and secure.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world, powering millions of websites. However, its popularity also makes it a target for hackers. To ensure the security of your WordPress website, it is important to take proactive measures.
One way to enhance the security of your WordPress site is by using plugins. Here are three plugins that could help you secure your website:
1. Limit Login Attempts Plugin
The Limit Login Attempts plugin is designed to protect your website from brute force attacks. It limits the number of login attempts a user can make, blocking IP addresses that exceed the specified threshold. This plugin adds an extra layer of security by preventing hackers from repeatedly guessing passwords.
2. WP Hide Login
WP Hide Login is a plugin that allows you to change the default login URL of your WordPress website. By hiding the login page, you can make it more difficult for hackers to find and target your website. This plugin helps protect your site from malicious login attempts.
3. Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL is a plugin that ensures your website is using HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP. It automatically detects your SSL certificate and configures your website to use HTTPS. This plugin is essential for encrypting data and protecting sensitive information, such as login credentials and personal data.
Really Simple SSL, when Vulnerability Detection is enabled, runs a regular check every few hours to see if new vulnerabilities are added to our database, which may be relevant to your website. It automatically runs a check when we see a change in your WordPress installation. For example, if you update a plugin to a new version Really Simple SSL runs a check. This is also true when installing a new plugin.
You might also want to disable XML-RPC which is also a way hackers can gain access to your website. This option is available with Really Simple SSL. Here is a good article by Hostinger, please have a look and read through it in regards to XML-RPC.
By using these three plugins – Limit Login Attempts, WP Hide Login, and Really Simple SSL – you could significantly enhance the security of your WordPress website. Remember to keep your plugins updated and regularly monitor your website for any suspicious activity. Taking these steps will help protect your website and provide peace of mind. Make sure you also scan your websites using a malware detector which most hosting companies provide in your panel such as CPanel or SPanel.
Please also make sure you do NOT use your WordPress username in post’s or anywhere on the wWordPress website as this is half your login and it will be much easier for people to try and hack your website. Go into your admin area and create a Nickname and then choose this to display on your post and website.
I also use a plugin for Spam which has been very good to me. The plugin I use is CleanTalk Anti Spam and has worked great for me for many years.
Always change your password all the time and keep everything updated. The information above is what works for me and this is of my own opinion. If you wish to use this setup, that is up to you. If you have a maintenance package with 360 Web Firm, we take care of all of this for you and much more.