The security of WordPress CMS and the overall website is an absolute value for everyone who uses this system. More than 70% of the world’s websites work with this system, and this in turn causes a number of security risks.
Popularity ≠ Safety
And so, let’s talk about what methods are available to increase the security of the website, especially websites running on the WordPress system.
The answer to this question is very simple, security will ensure business development. And what does a website look like when it’s not secure? You are probably already familiar with this problem, especially in the form of many hacked websites in Armenian reality. This mostly comes from using the admin-admin password, standard SQL injection vulnerabilities, etc. Now let’s try to make any WordPress website more secure. For that, first, you need to understand whether it needs updates or not.
Updates in WordPress mainly happen for general CMS security reasons, there are also global core updates.
There are also individual plugin updates that you should also keep an eye on as they may also be related to internal security issues.
We have already talked about the meaning of the password above, now let’s try to explain it in detail. Password ease is a problem in any system, as there are software programs that can easily identify them and give them to a hacker. Similar programs are called BruteForce.
Let’s talk about user access levels in WordPress. You can create them yourself or use the already available ones: admin, editor, author, or subscriber. Each of these has individual administrative capabilities, except for subscription. If there are several users on the site, it is desirable to have role-playing, so that the level of damage caused to the site in the event of hacking of one user is small.
Backup is one of the most important security initiatives. In case the website is deleted, hacked or information changed, Backup enables you to restore it. There are many plugins for backup in WP, the most popular of which are VaultPress (Jetpack Backup), UpdraftPlus, BackupBuddy, etc.
Security plugins are automated built-in scanners and blockers, and if they are paid, they also have built-in FireWall protections.
These will not only help you detect other malicious plugins but can also block the hacking process and delete embedded root-level receiving files.
They can also block spam bots and perform other useful actions in the background.
Such free plugins are, for example, Sucuri WordPress or WordFence, which also have a paid version.
How to configure these if you don’t have the proper knowledge to use a .htaccess file? These ensure secure site queries and Google prioritizes these sites over the rest.
Now let’s understand how to easily and quickly adjust it if the host has provided it, but it is not connected to the website. We offer a one-plugin solution that is free, Really Simple SSL. It will automatically fix website SSL issues in two clicks.