Safety First: A guide to securing your WordPress site. Part 1.

Part 1 of 3: Securing WordPress from the dashboard If you run a WordPress-based website, I have an unnerving statistic for you: in 2013, 117,000 WordPress sites were hacked. Further, the same study found 70% of all WordPress sites were vulnerable to malicious attack, most of which are easily preventable. Does this mean you should dump WordPress as a web authoring environment?…

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Safety First: A guide to securing your WordPress site. Part 2.

WordPress security via cPanel or Plesk (or other site admin tool) cPanel and Plesk are two common control panels or admin tools for your web hosting environment. (There are others, too.) You’ll have been given a login name and password to access your site’s control panel by your web host. More than likely you’ll find…

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Safety First: A guide to securing your WordPress site. Part 3.

Part 3 of 3: Plugins and monitoring services It’s not our place to judge a plugin or SaaS offering, so you won’t find a ranking system here. Times change, new plugins and services appear, new security techniques develop. We’ve listed six potential plugins here chosen from current industry knowledge and user reviews. There are many, many others:…

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