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4 Simple Tips To Prevent WordPress Being Hacked

Recently some of our clients’ wordpress website got hacked. We thought of posting some tips of how to prevent your WordPress Website being hacked.

Backup your Website

Before you proceed in doing anything, always backup all your files and your database. You may do the backup manually or with plugin. For plugin, you may download Backup Buddy, for more information, you may download from link here https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/
Keep WordPress Updated

After back up your wordpress, is time to update your wordpress to the latest version. Always making sure your wordpress is up to date. WordPress team always create patches to fix the security issue. Making your wordpress latest version, will prevent being hacked easily.

Strong Username and Password

By default, wordpress login is “admin” and hackers are aware of this. Please change it to something is difficult to be guess by hackers. May be “youcompany_123”. Please make sure you have a strong password. Try to include upper/lower case, numbers and symbols. Example, “RoBIN29103@#!” Most of the hackers are trying to brute force the password, if you have a strong password, the chances being hacked are much lower.

Security Plugin

  • All in One WP Security & Firewall :

https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

  • Brute Force :

https://wordpress.org/plugins/bruteprotect/

  • Exploit Scanner

https://wordpress.org/plugins/exploit-scanner/

  • Wordfence Plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

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