As we know, nothing is safe from hackers and same is with, WordPress, the most powerful CMS(Content Management System). It is an open-source platform and about 74 million sites. WordPress is not the safest CMS as compared to Drupal and Joomla. So in this article, I will show you how to keep your WordPress Blog safe.
Any WordPress user or hacker can access admin area of a WordPress blog by trying domain.com/wp-admin then WordPress will take him/her to login area. He/she, from ,there, can try out some credentials, and if he is lucky then your website is gone! He could use brute force, the most common method for hacking, to try a million combinations in minutes.
So how to keep your WordPress blog safe
By following steps given below, you can make your Wordpress blog safe.
Renaming your WordPress login page
By renaming your WordPress login page, you can secure your blog. You can read our article on How to rename wp-login page
Limiting Login Attempts
Enabling Limited Login Attempts can also secure your login area. To do this, you just have to download this plugin. How this plugin works – For example, if you have enabled this plugin then when you try to login to admin area then first you have to pass the captcha, and then you will be given five attempts to log in and three attempts to pass the captcha by default. This plugin is free to use, however, If you want to change no. of attempts, then you have to buy premium version ($19) of the plugin.
Wordfence protects your websites with the best security available. It scans your WordPress installation, themes, and plugins for malicious activity and keeps your WordPress Blog safe. It can also limit login attempts. It comes with features like Web Application Firewall, Block brute force attack, malware scanner, google crawl activity, view logins, and logouts, human visitors, etc.
This is a free-to-use plugin but for more security, you can upgrade it and unlock more robust features like Real-time threat defense feed, country blocking, Check if Site is Spamvertised, Audit Exiting passwords, etc. Download the plugin here and buy its premium version here.
Sucuri is a premium tool but you can use its online tool to search Malware, Website blacklisting, Injected SPAM, etc. Its premium plan starts from $16.66 for a single site. Its features are Malware removal, hack repair, hack scanning, brand reputation, stops hacks and DDoS attacks, etc. Visit the website here.
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