How to secure your WordPress?

WordPress is an open-source application so security level issues you may face but Do not worry KLCWEB has a solution, Let's go through it.

Note: Please backup your WordPress files and database before you make any changes to the files or database.

=> Keep updating your WordPress with a new version.

- Most common hacks/injections happen due to outdated WordPress, Themes, or plugins. So you should always keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress.

- The latest version of WordPress is always available from the main WordPress website Here or you can update your WordPress from WordPress Dashboard.

- Always install themes, plugins recommended by https://wordpress.org/

2. Set strong Password

A strong password is necessary not just to protect your blog content. A hacker who gains access to your administrator account is able to install malicious scripts that can potentially compromise your entire server.

You can avoid such things time of the set a password:
   - Any permutation of your own real name, username, company name, or name of your website.
   - A word from a dictionary, in any language.
   - A short password.
   - Any numeric-only or alphabetic-only password (a mixture of both is best).

3. Disable File Editing

You can disable File editing from your WordPress and set admin only and put the below code inside the wp-config.php file so on one can edit plugin and themes, PHP

define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);
 
4. Delete admin user
 
- You can delete the default Admin username and create a new administrator username or rename the existing username with an active email address.
-  You can run the below command in the MYSQL command line to create a new user, UPDATE wp_users SET user_login = 'newuser' WHERE user_login = 'admin';
 
5. change table prefix name
 
You need to change the table prefix name by place the below line in Wp-config.php
 
$table_prefix  = 'wp_myprefix_';
 
And, change all WordPress database table names by firring the below query.
 
RENAME table `wp_commentmeta` TO `wp_myprefix_commentmeta`;
RENAME table `wp_comments` TO `wp_myprefix_comments`;
RENAME table `wp_links` TO `wp_myprefix_links`;
RENAME table `wp_options` TO `wp_myprefix_options`;
RENAME table `wp_postmeta` TO `wp_myprefix_postmeta`;
RENAME table `wp_posts` TO `wp_myprefix_posts`;
RENAME table `wp_terms` TO `wp_myprefix_terms`;
RENAME table `wp_term_relationships` TO `wp_myprefix_term_relationships`;
RENAME table `wp_term_taxonomy` TO `wp_myprefix_term_taxonomy`;
RENAME table `wp_usermeta` TO `wp_myprefix_usermeta`;
RENAME table `wp_users` TO `wp_myprefix_users`;
 
These things will make your WordPress site fully secure.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kristina J.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Senior Technical Executive.

 

 

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