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How to Protect A WordPress Website Against Attacks

How to Protect A WordPress Website Against Attacks

Building a website takes a lot, and even after it’s done, the work never stops. You’ve got to maintain it and protect it against security threats. It’s a lot, and today we’ll be tackling cybersecurity. Here’s how you can protect a WordPress website against most threats.

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How to Protect A WordPress Site Against Attacks

It’s not an easy topic to discuss, so we’ll cover the basics. First of all, why do you even need to care? Well, every day hackers try to steal sensitive information, including passwords. A breach can be catastrophic both for you and your users. Most of the attacks are aimed and smaller companies, usually unprepared for them.

Let’s start with the basics. You need to remember about SSL Certificates. It’s the first thing you should do. It’ll help you obtain HTTPS redirects which make everything so much more secure.

If you’re using WordPress, and we very much recommend it, you should make use of a few plugins. There are loads of those helping you to install a firewall, backups, and everything else you might need. We recommend the WPScan plugin to scan for vulnerabilities. 

The next important step is to ensure your users use strong passwords. Yes, we hate it when websites ask for convoluted long passwords, but they do it for a reason. The better your users’ passwords, the harder it is to hack them.

And don’t forget to keep your WP version up to date; if your website is fairly old, it might be out of date and thus vulnerable. Outdated versions of PHP are also a threat!

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