Five tips to Upgrade the Security of your New WordPress Website
The more you care about your WordPress Website Security, the harder it gets for a hacker to break it as the consequences for victims of these break-ins can includes the loss of the most valuable data such as emails, presentations and music. The hackers may also get your bank account information, money and even your personal information. If you are serious about your website, then you must pay attention to these points which will help you to protect your website from hackers and malware.
Make sure your username is not admin – The most common username of every WordPress admin user and the most common username that hackers go with first when they tries to hack your sites is “Admin”. You need to change your name quicky by log in your WordPress dashboard and go to Users > Add new to create a new user.
Manage WordPress hosting – Web Hosting is one of the most important element of Website’s Security. It provides automatic updates for WordPress, automatic backups and advanced level security configuration that helps in increasing WordPress Security.
Select a Strong Password – You must choose a password which is ideally having 8 characters at the very least. You can use both uppercase and lowercase letters mixed with digits and special characters. Moreover, never use same password for more than one device.
Disable Login Hints – Whenever you type a wrong, non-existing username or just an incorrect password on your WordPress Website’s login, you will get a hint telling you that your username is wrong. May be it’ll never occurred to you but this is a golden for those hackers who are looking into your website.
Add security keys – WordPress Security keys are a set of variables which helps in improving encryption of information which is stored in the user’s cookies. There are total four Security keys in a WordPress i.e. AUTH_KEY, SECURE_AUTH_KEY, LOGGED_IN_KEY and NONCE_KEY.