WordPress Security

Links to great WEBSITE SECURITY information

I spend hours a week reading, researching, and seeing up to date with the latest information on hacking and security tips – here’s some of the stuff I come across – it’s just as much for me to refer back to as it is to share it around!


The Ultimate WordPress Security To-Do List – Step By Step

“WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices.”

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/

 


How to Secure WordPress and How Websites get hacked

Yoast- Wp Security

 

This is a great article – must read:

https://yoast.com/wordpress-security/

 


How Security Plugins Work and How to Choose One:

Understanding wp SecurityIf you’re spinning a bit because you can’t decide how to secure your site…

https://blog.sucuri.net/2014/09/understanding-the-wordpress-security-plugin-ecosystem.html

 


One Best Security Plugin For WordPress or Combination?

What is the best security plugin for WordPress? – It’s a combination of plugins and products. Choose one that suits you most. Security plugins aren’t equal.

Source: One Best Security Plugin For WordPress or Combination?

 

 

 

 

 


How do I replace my hacked WordPress site? – DreamHost

Dreamhost hosting just do everything right – including their comprehensive help guides and documentation.  Another option if your site is hacked…

Source: How do I replace my hacked WordPress site? – DreamHost

 


How to set Wordfence Security Plugin

Discovered this great article on how to set up Wordfence and found it to be the best way to get Wordfence to successfully complete the scan every time!

I install Wordfence on all sites because it secures my sites against:

  • Unauthorised access via the admin login.
  • Access through security flaws in out-of-date wp core, theme and plugins.
  • Hacked files going undetected on my site.


How Attackers Gain Access to WordPress Sites – Wordfence

On this blog we write a lot about different vulnerabilities that could lead to site compromise. In our Learning Center we go deep on a myriad of important topics related to WordPress security. Our handy checklist, for example, includes 42 items you really should be paying attention to. But surely not all 42 items are […]

Source: How Attackers Gain Access to WordPress Sites – Wordfence

 

Another good article here with great graphics: http://bacsoftwareconsulting.com/blog/index.php/wordpress-cat/how-hackers-gain-access-to-wordpress-sites/

 


The WordPress Security Learning Center – Wordfence

Very important information – click on the link below!

Protecting your site from attackers is important — deepen your knowledge of WordPress security with our collection of resources for everyone using WordPress. From WordPress security fundamentals to expert developer resources, this learning center is meant for every skill level. Learn and discover best practices in our in-depth articles, videos, industry survey results, helpful graphics […]

Source: The WordPress Security Learning Center – Wordfence


Scary Data – Trends in Malware, Phishing, Site Cleaning and Bad Networks – Wordfence

The number of Malware sites continues to grow, hitting a new peak of 489,801 in October of 2015. That is up over 160% from the same time the previous year. As we have discussed before, a website that is infected with malware can install malicious software on your computer if you visit it. Attackers use the software to steal sensitive information from you such as credit card information and social security numbers.

Source: Scary Data – Trends in Malware, Phishing, Site Cleaning and Bad Networks – Wordfence


SSL Will be Free Starting Summer 2015 – Wordfence Blog

SSL Will be Free Starting Summer 2015 – Wordfence Blog.