DynamicYards Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. | WordPress Security
January 8, 2014

WordPress Security

There’s no such thing as kicking back and relaxing when it comes to managing a WordPress site. Even after you’ve put in all that hard work to build it, there’s much more that has to be done in order to maintain it. The rules around SEO are always changing, so those elements have to be reconfigured regularly. Performance is something that always has the potential to falter, so you have to keep a close eye on it.

Secure Your WordPress Site with Prevention, Detection, Review, and Action

Hackers will exploit your website’s weaknesses the second they are found. If you’d like to reduce the chances of this happening, your security strategy has to cover the website from every angle. This will require a multi-pronged approach to prevention, detection, review, and action.

List of areas you need to give importance are:-

  • Web Hosting
  • SSh and SFTP
  • SSL Certificate
  • CDN
  • Server Technology Updates
  • File Protection
  • Security Keys and Salts
  • WordPress Security Plugin
  • WordPress Spam Plugin
  • WordPress Firewall
  • Updates
  • Plugin and Theme Best Practices
  • Hardware, Software, and Network Security
  • Monitoring
  • Backups

it’s important to keep a watchful eye over anything odd you may spot in your own website’s code. While developers will eventually issue their own WordPress security patches through the updates you receive in the dashboard, you should formulate your own process for handling WordPress security patches:

Step 1: Scan Your WordPress Site Often
Step 2: Notify the Developer That WordPress Security Patches Are Needed
Step 3: Watch for the Security Update in WordPress
Step 4: Reset All Passwords
Step 5: Update Security Keys and Salts
Step 6: Update SFTP Password
Step 7: Review Your Security Checklist

That way, if you or someone else should detect a WordPress security issue or a full-blown threat in the future, you can rest a bit easier knowing that your clients’ websites are fully fortified with WordPress security patches.

Courtesy:- WP Buffs