Even with a strong username and password, hackers will still try to attack your site with brute force. In this Weekend WordPress Project, we show you how to limit access to the WordPress login screen to specific IP addresses, and offer an alternative for dynamic IP addresses.
Everyday we give away our personal information on the internet. This is why SSL is so important. Using SSL – and in turn HTTPS – to protect your WordPress site and its visitors doesn't have to be difficult and complicated. In today's post we look at how to use SSL.
No doubt you spend a lot of time and money on your website. You’re happy with the end result, and rightfully so; it’s easy to see why most people opt for extra security measures to protect what they have worked hard to create.
Finding a reliable security plugin sounds easy in practice, yet it can be a difficult task. After all, you’re leaving your peace of mind and security in someone else’s hands so it’s important you take the time to test what’s available and ensure it suits your site and skill level.
Chances are, you're here because you love WordPress, and you love the idea of protecting your site that you worked on so tirelessly. There are a lot of plugins out there to secure your site, but there's one that's often overlooked, and perhaps shouldn't be.
Boasting a feature-packed plugin to stop hackers in their tracks, it's consistently being updated to help protect against newer threats. It's Wordfence Security.
A comprehensive guide to securing a WordPress website. We look at techniques and plugins that you can use to harden your website.
The .htaccess (short for “Hypertext Access”) file in your site’s directory is a configuration file you can use to override the settings on your web server. With the right commands, you can enable/disable extra functionality and features to protect your site from spammers, hackers and other threats.
Some of these features include basic redirects, locking outside access to particular files, or more advanced functions such as content password protection or preventing image hotlinking.
In this post, we’ll look at a few simple changes you can make to your .htaccess file to boost the security of your site.
At WPMU DEV we make extensive use of the Cloudflare CDN to improve our websites’ performance and security.
But these benefits are not just the domain of larger sites. Implementing Cloudflare on your site is quick, easy and can be done without making any changes to your WordPress site.
And it’s free.
Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your WordPress site?
If you answered no then you’ll probably in good company because not many sites do. Yet how well you’ve planned for disaster will determine how well and how quickly you recover from it.
Putting together a Disaster Recovery Plan is quick and relatively easy. And if disaster strikes it’ll save you so much time and angst that you’ll wonder why you ever thought you could live without one.
What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?
It doesn’t take much for your digital life to be totally destroyed, as Wired’s Mat Honan discovered (check it out, it’s an eye-opening read).
Remembering usernames and passwords can be a real pain in the backside, so it’s no surprise most people use the same information across several accounts, such as email, social media and even banking. But if one account’s password is hacked and cracked, that security leak can put your other accounts in danger.
Security by obscurity is by no means a be-all, end-all solution for keeping nasty hackers at bay, but should still play at part in your overall defence plan.
Obscurity as a security measure is the belief that a site can remain secure so long as nobody outside of its implementation is allowed to find out anything about its internal mechanisms.
In the final video in our WordPress Security Essentials series, we look at obscurity tactics and tried-and-true measures for backing up your site.