14 comments
Ken A
Ken A

Good Advice. I'm installing those plug-ins now!

Des
Des

Hey David, Good information about Wordpress security. If you want to take it to another level then carry out these steps: 1.Remove the readme.html file which advertises your Wordpress version 2.Remove install.php and installhelper.php from the Wp-admin directory 3. Install Limit Login plugin to further protect Wp login. 4. Install Wp File Monitor plugin. There are other steps you can take but these involve technical tasks and can become a little complicated. All the best, Des

Ajnabii
Ajnabii

Nice Post David, great tips to protect wordpress blogs, would you tell me please how to move config file to another directory and how to password protect to wp-admin directory ? Your Help much more appreciated!

Pj Zafra
Pj Zafra

Thanks for the important tips here David. Would be a disaster if my blog gets hacked. Thanks for the heads up!

Joshua Zamora
Joshua Zamora

Hey David! Great Aritlce man! I've actually been meaning to apply more security to my site especially since a good friend of mine got hacked yesterday. Will apply these steps today Joshua the ZamuraiBlogger

Micah
Micah

Good show ol boy :) It's important to remember that there is no such thing as hack-proof. Like you said, even the FBI get's hacked. When I was I 14 or 15 years old, I used to be into hacking. It's like a game. You break in, mark your territory, then leave. Like capture the flag or something lol. I always keep my stuff updated, but I never thought about moving the WP-config file. Funny how everyone wants to be all internet famous and everything, but never think about all the hate-mail and hacking that goes along with it. Also make sure to keep your blog backed up. Thanks Dave.

Michael  Berry
Michael Berry

Thanks for sharing your 4 Steps To Protecting Your Wordpress Blog post David. I love a post that has real meaning and value. Take care, Michael

Tara Walker
Tara Walker

Great, practical advice. I've never really researched how to protect my WP blog - so these tips will definitely help.

Mona
Mona

Thanks for your advice to update my blog to the newest version, Dave. Problem is, since I did, it doesn''t display my posts any more - just empty page. What advice do you have to fix this?

Benjamin
Benjamin

You're always dropping something valuable! Thanks for sharing Dave

Richard Duke
Richard Duke

Great post , an unprotected blog is like an open book, anybody can read it, flip the pages, scribble in it and otherwise generally make a mess !

Hyrum
Hyrum

Wow! Thank you David. I just finished writing a new book and have it for sale on my site and I would hate for my site to be hacked and lose everything....I really appreciate this information. Thank you

Carl Willis
Carl Willis

Great tips David. I also do an offsite backup of my blog onto my Amazon AWS site. Cheap insurance to protect my business. Thanks again for the great suggestions. Carl

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