If you have a WordPress blog or website, WordPress security must be an issue for you. I'm sure you must have heard about hackers attacking blogs and websites of other people. The damage done by them can be enormous, especially when the particular blog was high page ranked, displaying high in search engines and profitable. It is not the only type of websites attacked by hackers. The reasoning behind their acts can't be explained as logical. They will destroy it for fun. I know stories of people who one day, instead of their website saw a short note informing them that their website has been blocked by Google due to the thread it carries to other internet users. It was a result of hacker attack, who made changes to the website.
By default, the latest version of WordPress is pretty darn secure. The development team of WordPress has considered anything that might have been added to some secure your wordpress website plugins. Before, WordPress did have holes but now most of them are stuffed up.
Truth is, if your own site is targeted by a master of the script, there is actually no way. Everything you are about to read below are some precautionary measures you can take to minimize the risk. Odds are a hacker would prefer choosing easier official source victim, another, if your WordPress site is well protected.
You should also place the"Anyone Can Register" in Settings/General to away, and you should have some type of spam plugin. Akismet is the old standby, the one I use, but there are lots of them these days.
If you're not running the latest version of WordPress, upgrade today. Similar to keeping your door unlocked when you leave for vacation, leaving your site is.
The plugin should be regularly updated play nice, to remain current with the latest WordPress release and have WordPress and restore capabilities. The ability to clone your website (in addition to regular copies ) can be helpful if you ever want to do an offline website redesign, among other things.