WordPress has made leaps and bounds over the last decade. Rather than just being a simple blogging platform they’ve transformed into a full content management system (CMS) that powers approximately 50% of all the websites online. We use them here on IMGrind, on Revived Media, as well as iMobiTrax. It makes it easy for our team to collaborate and ensure we’re able to diligently release and share content.
If you’re a website owner or sever administrator security should always be at the top of your list. Since I started working online in the late 90s I’ve seen a lot of stuff go down due to running out of date or un-secure software. Here are some tips to ensure your WordPress website is secure:
- Choose a custom username and strong password
- Perform updates on a constant basis
- Back up regularly
- Use themes and plugins developed by officially recommended suppliers
These simple, but effective tips can save your site from being compromised that could possibly lead to downtime which is not good for business. There are also some security plugins you can install that include: WordPress Firewall 2, BulletProof Security, and Better WP secrurity.
The fine folks over at Namecheap have type up a full guide that includes these and some other good general security tips for your WordPress installation. You can check out their full guide at this link.