Harnil Oza

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Is There Security In Your WordPress?

Harnil Oza

May 07, 2019

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Security is a major issue no matter where you are and what you are doing. Even more so when you are online. When working on WordPress, writing a blog, discussing business tips, whatever it maybe, you want to know that you are safe and secure there also. This is where you do not see ‘the bad guys’ coming.


What Do the WordPress developers Include For Security


We all understand that WordPress is a content management system, created for use in blogs, online retail stores and a host of other options. You also know that with WordPress, you are in control of your own website. What does this mean for your security and the security of your customers?


WordPress developers and the security team are under a continual dedication of ensuring your security. By doing so, the make sure that its core software is continuously watched so the team can mitigate and correct any common security issues that arise.


Communication and collaboration is key to confronting any issues and resolving the vulnerabilities.

In WordPress, any possible security issues are sent by signal through ‘WordPress Hacker One5.

The security teams working together then discuss the possible repairs, any further issues and then on a closed private TRAC, they test and resolve the ‘bugs’ and any other security complications. The WordPress team as a whole, do have and include the auto updates and security augmentation for all the WordPress sites. The web developers work non stop to protect their customers from security breaches.


WordPress websites are, contrary to many, one of the highest rated websites for security. This is done by the web developers themselves. They are not ones to develop a website, then let the customers suffer with security breaches. That is not how business is done.


There are available plugins that you can download, then apply a lockdown feature and user ban capability on your website. Login pages can be set so that a valid email address is to be used, thereby preventing hackers.


What is Your Responsibility When You Have a WordPress Website?


Just as in every aspect of life itself, you too, are responsible for the security on your WordPress website. It is not all for the web developers to deal with. So what can you do for your site and the security of your customers?


Using only the included plugins on your website may not be adequate coverage. The web developers work tirelessly to protect their websites, but an added measure does not hurt. I suggest doing a few other tasks when you are on your WordPress website that will help ensure the security you desire for yourself and your customers.


Continue to keep your plugins and themes all updated regularly. Updates help them perform better, but also help keep them safe from any security hack attempt.

Be sure to keep your WordPress up to date at all times. Updates are there to patch any security loopholes in older versions of WordPress.


When updating your plugins and themes, be sure to remove and delete the previous versions. The older version can give immediate access to all information to hackers.


NEVER use themes or plugins from unknown developers. This is self explanatory. Just think “Stranger Danger”.


Ensure that you are using a secure username and password. Hackers will go for the obvious first, such as ADMIN. Do not give them that option.


Two step authentication. Sure, a hacker can get past one, but are they smart enough to figure out two?

Set login attempts. Setting a minimal amount will prevent a hacker from attempting numerous versions of usernames and passwords.


Make sure that your firewall is enabled on your computer.

Auto update and verify the core plugins.

Hide the username and password.

Limit the plugins used. Each plugin will give the hacker one more attempt at entry.

Alter your file permissions. Do not maintain it at a 777, change to a 750 or even 700.


When you combine what the web developers and WordPress have enabled for security, combined with your own security measures, your WordPress website will be secure from those hackers. Employ the use of the many tips and tricks offered, and the concern is minimal. The WordPress developers conduct routine audits and hundreds of them monitoring constantly. It is not just about security and risk elimination, it is also about risk reductioning. The more you know, the more you safeguard yourself, the better the websites work. It would be a phenomenal thought to think that there is no need for added security, that is just not the case across the globe.


Your retail site being hacked puts you at risk for many issues. It is not just your revenue, it is the customer safety at risk also. Many physical retailers deal with breaches off and on, putting customer information at risk. Hackers can also apply ransomware to your website, causing you to pay them in order to gain access again.


It is not just about WordPress security. Doing business on a computer, laptop or any device now creates the risk of being attacked. It is extremely important that you keep your device up to date also. You need to have the newest software, and be sure to install the latest updates for those also. Be on guard with your internet connection also. The hackers can easily get onto your device using an open connection. Beware of phishing scams and fraudulent websites. Websites can be fraudulent just by a simple change in the URL. So be wary. Look for ‘http’ in the web address, and also do not shop on any online store if there is NO lock showing. This identifies the site as being a secure place.


Lastly, since millions belong to social networking sites, do not include any personal information online for any of those sites. Simply stating that you and your family are leaving on vacation and will be gone for two weeks opens the door, literally and physically to home break ins and theft of all your personal information.


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