Living in the world today means continuously keeping yourself updated. And by updated, we mean, digitally updated. I someone has a twitter account, you need to have one too, if someone started a page on facebook you should be doing it as well and if someone has a WordPress, you know what to do!
WordPress is an effective tool in the digital world today. From building a business identity to begin a business itself, WordPress is being used widely among entrepreneurs and other established business firms.
But here, we aren’t going to talk about creating a WordPress site but instead, we will guide to some of the key tools, that are also badly needed by WordPress users!
Securing Your WordPress Site;
Steps That Will Help You Making Your WordPress A Better Place
To secure your WordPress is as important as updating and working on it. One needs to have a check on his/her account activity and every action that is affecting their site. From plugins, you choose to install to the themes you’ll end up using to any other factor that you feel worth keeping a check on.
Apart from the basic tips like, building a strong password and making sure your “admin” is not your administrator username, there are more things that you can do to make your WordPress a secure platform.
● Always Use 2-factor authentication for logging in
A two-factor authentication is a combined way to provide login credentials to a service. To establish this authentication, you should use one of the many plugins available. Two interesting plugins that give a “twist” to two-factor auth are Rublon, which is also an email-based two-factor authentication, and Clef, which uses the camera of your phone.
● Make Sure To Disable Login Hints
You know what a password hint is, right? Whenever you put a wrong username or a wrong person, WordPress throws login hints. You might be wondering if this a threat when in reality its a help for your own self. Well, let me tell you, that these hints are a treasure for those hackers looking to break into your website.
So, it’s better to get rid off this by disabling it with a script within your functions.
● Only Download Plugins From Known Resources
Last but not the least, you need to keep this tip function all the time!
Plugins are, without a doubt, the most important and profound element in any WordPress account. Apart from being powerful, these are a threat to your WordPress account safety as well.
Here are a few things that you should check before downloading any plugin:
– reviews, comments or any other opinions related to the plugin and the plugin’s author
– if support is provided and in which form (free vs. paid)
– if plugin’s author is responsive to users
While these are some of the tips that people often neglect, there are more ways to secure WordPress site, and you should be doing some researching yourself as well, don’t you think?