If your WordPress security level is too low, it means you’re voluntarily allowing unethical hackers to gain access to your WordPress site. And a moment later, you feel desperate for the entire files of your site had already been disrupted. There are many advanced techniques to secure a WordPress-based site, however, as not everyone is keen to do that, we might as well offer you some simple tips to improve your WordPress site security as explained below.
Use Security Plugins
Plugins such as WP Siteguarding Antivirus works to protect your Website Security by blocking the access to the administrator login page. Otherwise, the Login LockDown allows you to limit the number of failed login at the main entrance to your WordPress dashboard. This makes point since any hacker could get into a WordPress site by attempting brute-force login with random username and password combinations. The Login LockDown plugin will prevent further attempt whenever a particular IP failed to login certain times.
Update Your WordPress Version Regularly
Normally WordPress (WordPress.com and WordPress.org) regularly provide update to the CMS from time to time. If a notification appears that WordPress has made available an update, there shouldn’t be any necessary delay to immediately update the script. The same rule applies when it comes to updating all the plugins installed on WordPress.
Freeze Your WordPress Editor
This is one of useful tricks in case if a hacker managed to breach into your WordPress dashboard. You then must turn off the editing feature in the dashboard. Add define(‘DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT’, true); on the wp-config.php file located in the public_html root on your cPanel file manager. This will prevent any alterations made to your site by the intruder, including entering edits into your codes in Editor. You too will only able to edit files from your hosting alone.
Make Your Information Files Private
Further step to enhance your WordPress security is to remove the readme and license files residing in your WordPress database. Login to your cPanel account, open File Manager and subsequently delete the readme and license file located in the public_html root.
If you use the WP-Admin as the gateway to enter the dashboard, then you should specify particular IP addresses to limit the access. This works well if you are using Static IP Address. Check your IP address by typing ipconfig in the search feature on Windows and push Enter. Otherwise, you can google for IP checker services online. After acquiring your IP, add the following script in the .htaccess file located in the root public_html:
deny from all
#whitelist your first IP
allow from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
#whitelist your second IP (if available)
allow from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Those are some simple tips to improve your WordPress site security which will tightens your precious blogs and sites from any vulnerability and protect it better against any unethical hackers.