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Securing Your WordPress Website - WordPress Support Services by Maintainn

maintainn.com | Mar. 3, 2020 | 1 min read

Beyond maintenance, what else could you be doing to secure your WordPress website? Read this blog post to learn more.

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Webnus Studio

Good one, most important WP security terms that I can think of are these:
1- Strong & long length database name & database username and password.
2- 5+ charactered table prefix.
3- Using plugins from trusted sources and developers.
4- Staying up-to-date as much as possible.
5- Not storing wp login and ftp information in weak places.
6- Hiding generators tags.
7- Using a plugin like Wordfence to block intruders.
8- wp-config.php and .htaccess 440 or 400 file permission to block outsource access.
9- Using escape in html fields.
10- Force users to use strong passwords.
11- Benefit from a highly configured software and hardware firewall on server.
12- Using an uptime monitor to detect ddos attacks and site getting downs.
13- Always change the default WP-Admin login path.
14- Always keep daily backup outside of the main server of your site to restore in case of getting hacked.
15- Try to use two-way authentication for login.
16- Make sure not to use deprecated social login integration plugins.
17- Use the latest version of php.
18- Disable uploading non-relevant files.
19- Limit max upload size from public forms.
20- Disable crawlers access to plugins folder via robots.txt
21- Disable directory listing in .htaccess.
22- Try to use a premium CDN plan.

robert Abela

Good list, however, they forgot to add / mention the activity logs, a crucial tool for managing and keeping a WordPress website and its users secure.

Sarah Pocket

Very good information to know.