Top 11 Effective Ways To Protect Your WordPress Blog

Protecting A blog is very important and most of you fear your blog getting attacked by unwanted malware things which are really painful so you need to be aware of things that lied your blog getting attacked

In this post, I will discuss some effective ways which help to protect your blog

I know that how it feels when you have no idea what to do at a time when your blog has affected some serious malware issue that you prevent being injected and stay protected

Why to Protect Your WordPress Blog

When it comes to WordPress Security you must take it as a high priority most of the blogs don’t even do anything for their security they are just limited to publishing things online

Unlike Blogger operated by Google but WordPress is a self-hosted open for everyone which means anyone can build a site nowadays most of the common issues you should aware of things like

Unauthorized Logins

Malware

Outdated Themes and Plugins

SQL Injection

Spam Comments

Phishing

So, yes WordPress has these issues that can be prevented which require your continuous effort to check the blog and fix things

Top 10 Effective ways you can do Protect your Blog

There are many ways you can apply into your blog which help you to stay protected which I do for my blog that help you stay protected as you as well things I do often

1. Stay Away From Nulled Thems

WordPress has a ton of themes that we can install it but however many of you use themes from paid themes from unauthorized ways which are normally easy targets for attackers to patch malicious code that acts as a backdoor so stay away from these kinds of things

if you want premium themes you should always purchase from a reliable source if

2. Frequently Update Thems and Plugin

Updating themes and Plugin are good practices which I do personally for my blogs and update them whenever it’s available due to outdated themes and Plugin are easy to target for attackers

So, you must use plugins that have good ratings and downloads that are mostly updated in a frequent manner

3. Must have a Security Plugin

Security Plugins are way better than a normal which you don’t have an idea that it protects almost any security issue and believe me it helps me out my blog get back with malware which usually effected

There are many security plugins out there but I have been using “WordFence” as my security plugin for a long time not only to protect me from malware as well it to limit the login attempt

4. Limit logins

People try to login into your admin panel which usually happens very frequently if you are in the eye of attackers so there is no restriction by default you can do the only thing you do it just limit the attempt to keep safe your blog from brute force attacks

5. Use Strong Password

One of a common thing password which we need to take off when setting up a blog or if you set a password which more guessable like [email protected] or anything number which is so far guessable

Use Password as Strong as Possible also take a note in your key and place it in a safe zone

Having a Strong Password is what is needed and you should always pick a password that is not easy guessable even use numbers letters and include symbols with longer characteristics

6. Trash Spam Comments

I have Spam Comments which pop-ups in my comment area which is nothing just link spam due to this type of spam sometimes a Genuine comment sometimes goes in trash in my few blogs comments are generally turned off

it depends on to you need comments or not you can also add third party comment services which less spammy like JetPack and Disqus

7. Use the latest PHP version

Always prefer to have updated PHP in your WordPress if your PHP is outdated which was at risk for you as long as your PHP is updated you are receiving a regular update that patched vulnerabilities

8. Must-Have SSL

Not every blog you see on the internet is secure having an SSL is ensue the security on the webpage you browse details are private and safe which provide Sensitive information is encrypted

Google mandate SSL in 2018 before its blogger platform also comes without SSL as of now every Blogspot blog now uses an SSL Certificate no matter if you use a custom domain in it

9. Do Proper Backup

Taking a Backup of your blog is always good which help you to restore it if anything wrong happen to you as I already shared how you can take a proper backup of your WordPress blog

so, if you still ignoring backup then start taking it most of the hosting provides daily and weekly even you take it manually which I do for my blogs

Also Read, How to Take Backup of WordPress Blog

10. Rename login page

Most of WordPress default came with XYZ.com/Wp-admin which is everyone knows right so it’s better to rename it there are many plugins out there that help you do so such as “rename WP login URL”

11. Update WordPress if Available

WordPress also Push update recently it updated to 5.8.3 and you should update the same I know some of didn’t even update WordPress updates if you are facing errors while updating your blog then might be some issue which you can fix

Recently, while updating WordPress I end up with errors another update is currently in Progress but its fixed

I Hope these things you much take of when it comes to securing your blog

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