Getting Smart About Wordpress SecurityIt was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"do not precede malware threat." There was more but I was horrified to remember exactly what it said. I was worried about my site on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the telephone had seen me vulnerable, I had spent hours.
Finally, secure your wordpress website will tell you that there is no htaccess from the directory. You may put a.htaccess file if you wish, and you can use it to control access to the directory from IP address or address range. Details of how to do this are available on the net.
After spending a few days and hitting several spots around town, I eventually find a cafe which provides free, unsecured Wi-Fi and to my pleasure, there are tons of people sitting around each day connecting their laptops to the"free" Internet services. I use my handy dandy cracker tool that is Wi-Fi and sit down and log . Remember, they are all on a network.
You also need to place the"Anyone Can Register" in Settings/General to off, visit our website and you should have some sort of spam plugin. Akismet is the old standby, the one I use, but there are many of them these days.
Take note of your password for the next time you sign in! I suggest the paid or free version of the software *Roboform* to remember your passwords.
I prefer using a WordPress plugin to get the work done. Just make sure is able to do backups that are select, has restore performance, and can clone. Be sure it is frequently updated to keep pace with all versions of WordPress. There's absolutely not any use in not functioning, and backing up your data to a plugin that is out of date.