WordPress powers 18.9% of the internet by 2015 measurements! It’s the CMS so many business, blog, and website owners trust. It also makes it a target for hackers who can create bots built to probe WordPress for security holes and default configurations.
With many of my own sites and my clients using WordPress, I’ve been victim to WordPress hacks before. They can be extremely annoying and set your business back having to recover your broken site. That’s why I’ve searched through forums and blogs and come up with a simple checklist of things can help make WordPress sites more secure from hackers.
I’ve setup a site at http://breakthissite.tyfi.consulting/ with an open invitation to hackers to come and break the site! And guess what? With the security package included in this site, though many have tried, none have been able to crack it yet!
This hourlie includes:
– File and htaccess level changes to your site to prevent hackers from accessing delicate files
– Updates so WordPress, all plugins, and themes, will automatically update for you in the future
– Changes to prevent brute force attacks where hackers try to discover your password and gain entry to wp-admin
*BONUS* – UpdraftPlus backup will be applied to your site with backups at whatever interval that you’d like!
*Disclaimer 1: This security update will not protect your site against host hacks or weak passwords, however contact me and I can definitely advise on both of these before we proceed!
*Disclaimer 2: Your WordPress site, plugins, and themes should be up to date and non-pirated