Getting Smart About Wordpress Security

I have had two WordPress blogs hacked into in the past. That was at a time when I was doing very little internet marketing, and until I found time to address the situation (months later), these sites were penalised in the search engines. They were not removed, but the rankings were reduced.

I back my blogs frequently using a plugin WP DB Backup up. I will restore my blog to the last settings if anything happens. I use my site to be scanned by WP Security Scan plugin that is free regularly and asks that are suspicious-looking to be blocked Source by WordPress Firewall to fix hacked wordpress site.

Safeguard your login credentials - Do not keep your login credentials where a hacker could find them. Store them off, as well as offline. Roboform is good for protecting them, too. Food for thought!

You must create a new user before you can delete the default admin account. To do this go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on User -> Create New User. Then enter all the information you will need to enter.

Upgrade now, if you aren't currently running the latest version of WordPress. Similar to keeping your door unlocked when you leave for vacation, leaving your website in an old version is.

Don't use wp_ as a prefix for your databases. That default is being eliminated by most web hosting providers but if yours doesn't, adjust wp_ to anything else but that.

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