Secure your WordPress!
WordPress is a brilliant blog/CMS platform used by millions the world over from small businesses to international corporations.
However being popular means it can be more open to attack from those whacky cracker characters.
To combat this, here’s a short and non-comprehensive (phew, covered!) list of things I do for my WordPress instal.s
1) Rename WP-ADMIN default Admin directory.
2) Choose a unique admin Username (m1ch00ae1) and very strong password (c@!pbbd51t3511)
3) Secure your Admin directory and Login system using a plugin like Login Lockdown.
4) Keep WordPress up-to-date. It can be a pain, but peace of mind is better than your site being left in pieces.
5) Hide your plugins directory by adding a blank ‘index.html’ file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
6) Keep plugins up-to-date and if you’ve got time review your server logs weekly at the very least.
These are just a handful I employ to help make my websites more secure for my customers and ultimately theirs too.