Ways to Secure WordPress Website in Just 15 Minutes

WordPress is the trending platform in today’s world. Why do we opt for a WordPress website? The most frequent response to this question that it helps to improve the popularity of our business as WordPress websites are quickly developed and easily maintained. However easy and express WordPress Development might be, security is yet another question altogether. For after all, in a time and age where anything and everything is being hacked and information theft is at an all-time high, what is the point of a website if it is not secure?

We bring to you some of the measures that should be taken into consideration to keep a WordPress website secure. Read on to learn how to secure your website in just 15 minutes!

How to secure your WordPress website?

  1. Backup

Prior to deleting some useful information, you need to ensure that you have a backup for the important and crucial part of the data. Backups are the primary step to be taken when you wish to safeguard your WordPress website. This will ensure that you can recover all your website data even if it gets destroyed due to some untoward or accidental circumstances. Backup should be a part of your planning stage and should be considered when you begin WordPress Development. When you sign up and get a domain name for yourself, make sure that you delete the previous WordPress directories.

1. Update all software in the new hosting account

After you sign up and get a new hosting account, you need to update all the WordPress core installations, themes, plugins or any extensions already built. Any of the applications like PHPMyAdmin, Joomla, Drupal or MediaWiki should also be updated to keep up with the new settings of WordPress Development. In case of any custom installation that was done previously and you are unable to get it updated hire a developer to help you out and maintain it for you. However, this can be expensive as maintenance is a costly affair and not having custom apps properly updated can cause issues in the future.

3. New WordPress installation

Once you are signed up, figure out the appropriate website section and install WordPress. Also, be sure to install the WordPress security plugin for safety purposes. Make sure that you start using the two-factor authentication which keeps you secure all the time. Whenever your account is being accessed, you will get details about logins and you will be notified of the same. Ensure that you change the admin username or delete the previous admin username and password settings. Opting for limited login attempts is another important security feature to have.

4. Extended protection mode

For extensive security, you can install the WordFence plugin and use its firewall. Enable the extended protection mode on active mode post installation of the plugin. Proceed to perform the scanning of your website with WordFence and address the issues highlighted post scan. This step ensures that your website devoid is safe and protected. This should be a mandatory task before you begin with your WordPress Development. Enable SSL for website data security as this helps in encrypting the data.

The final WordPress settings to be done

When you have set up your new username, you should be able to log in and access the control panel to finalize the security. Now eliminate all the unnecessary stuff (installations and restore settings to normal or customize it as per your requirements) and move them to the trash. Go to the general settings and create your site title; this will be displayed as the name of the website. At last, set up your wordpress permalink and post your blogs. Once all this is done, you can be assured of security for your WordPress site and keep unwanted attacks and risks at bay.

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