You’ve worked hard to build your site, create a following and even monetize your offerings. You’ve made sure that your site is optimized for Internet Marketing and all that entails. The last thing you want is for some hacker to come in and ruin it all.
There are things you can do outside of the WordPress framework that will help keep this from happening:
- Host your blog with a very secure host
- Host your blog with a host that will back up your site regularly for you so that even if some stupid hacker does break in, you can still recover most of your content without issue.
- Ensure that you’ve got the best possible network visibility protection on your home machines and servers so that not even the tiniest Trojan horse can get through.
Additionally, there are things you can do within WordPress to keep your work safe from hackers and thieves.
Of course there are. Here are the plugins you need to install if you want to make sure that nobody steals or ruins your hard work while you sleep.
Better WP Security
This plugin currently enjoys more than two thousand 5 star reviews. It change the URLs for your dashboard, your login page, your admin panel, etc and a bunch of other stuff. Basically it keeps would be nefarious types from gaining access to any potentially weak passwords or easily bypassed captchas that would allow them into your system.
WP Login Security 2
This is an amazing plugin. It basically turns your log-in screen into a two step verification portal. When you install the plugin, you give it your email address. Then, whenever you or someone else tries to log in to your site from a different IP address, the plugin sends a verification email to the address you provided. Until that email is verified, the user can’t get in to your system…unless that person has access to the email account you listed.
Login Security Solution
This plugin enforces your password strength, it allows you to force change every password registered with your site, and gives you the ability to log out users who have left their systems idle for too long. It’s also smart. If your site is being subjected to a brute force attack, the plugin won’t just lock down the site, it will extend response times. This way you can retrieve your password (if you forget it) without worrying about being totally locked out of your own system.
WordPress File Monitor Plus
Often when your site gets hacked, you don’t even know it. Someone sneaks in, makes changes to your files to give them easier access and then leaves. You don’t know they’ve done anything until they use their own trap door sometime down the line to mess up your stuff. This program helps you prevent this by sending you an email any time any change is made to any file in your system—back and front end. This way you can go in and erase trap doors as soon as they are set up.
These are just four of the many great WordPress security plugins that are out there. Install them soon so you can protect your system!