12-Point WordPress Security Checklist

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1. Invest in Secure Hosting

Your website is the home of your business and, therefore, requires high-quality, secure hosting. 

2. Use HTTPS Prefix and SSL Certificate

Switching to HTTPS and opting for SSL certification is another way to secure your WordPress website.  

3. Ensure Users Utilize Strong Password

One of the simplest ways to secure your website is to create a strong password for the login page that no one can guess easily. 

4. Use Two-Factor Authentication

Using a two-step Authenticator adds another layer of protection for your WordPress logins, especially from common malware like phishing. 

5. Limit WordPress Permission

One of the best security measures to protect your WordPress website is to use permissions to limit editing and WordPress admin access to only those who absolutely need it. 

6. Limit Login Attempt

Furthermore, if you limit login attempts, this helps to prevent unauthorized access 

7. Keep WordPress Core, Plugins, PHP, and Themes Updated

WordPress is constantly updating its capabilities and features to improve them and prevent security issues. 

8. Harden Your WP-config.php File

After you’ve installed and activated the plugin, “/wp-admin” and “/wp-login.php” will be inaccessible and will be replaced by a custom URL that you can rename as you wish. 

9. Disable XML-RPC

XML-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol that uses XML to encode its calls and HTTP as its transport mechanism.  

10. Utilize WordPress Security Plugin

Here are a few that we recommend: – BulletProof Security – Acunetix WP Security – iThemes Security  – WordFence – Sucuri WordPress Security

11. Always Make WordPress Backup

A backup is a copy of your site that you can reinstall should something detrimental happen or if a hacker steals a copy.  

12. DDoS Protection

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the regular traffic of a targeted server and overwhelm it with requests from various sources, forcing it to shut down.