All of us familiar with the terms that “prevention is better than cure”. It is applicable to the website also. If you come from website development field you have the experience with the term that WordPress website is being hacked. Now the question is why WordPress website easily.
The Common Reasons behind Hacking are:
Use of Vulnerable Plugins
Use of Easily Understandable Weak Password
Use of Insecure Theme
Use of Common Password in the Admin Page
WordPress is an open source CMS. It is user-friendly and easy to set up thatswhy it is so popular among users. The WordPress blogging platform often becomes a makeshift CMS. It is easy for hackers to hack the site.
To impose the highest level of security follows the tips below:
Use Strong Passwords: Need to make your password strong enough which is hard to guess. In that case, make your password with a combination of upper-lower case characters, numbers, special characters etc. Try to avoid the use of common passwords like pass123 or [email protected]
Use Updated WordPress Themes and Plugins:
Do not use backdated plugins and themes. You need to update immediately when there is an update of WordPress themes and plugins. When you plan for buying a theme or plugin, look at those themes or plugin that have good star ratings and recent updates. If you purchase a WordPress premium theme that comes with premium plugins like Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, we suggest purchasing those separately. It eliminates the dependency on the theme developer and keeps you safe.
Installing SSL on your website enhances the transactional security of the website. It encrypts the user information when transfer via a website, such as when someone submits the contact form, fill up registration pages or log in admin pages.
Clean Your Server: To keep server clean you need to delete unused WordPress files, plugins, themes even if they are not active.
Take Website Site Backup: Take your website backup on regular basis. It ensures you to make a quick site recovery from a hacked state. But it may not help in some circumstances when the database hacked.
In a conclusion, I can assure if you maintain the above tips you can secure the WordPress site. Reset your passwords on regular basis. Delete the plugins which are not required for the website and update the plugins that are being used.