WordPress now powers 14% of the world’s websites. Anything used by large numbers of people creates the opportunity for malicious attack. Simple WordPress Security is a common-sense 1-2-3 step process to make your site 100 times stronger to malicious attack. Simple WordPress Security can be easy, but avoid the script installs.
There are many ways to install WordPress to make your site more secure. For example:
Simple WordPress Security Step One
Do not create an ‘Admin’ account. Instead, create a user with your own name or nickname. Many scripts that install WordPress for you will simply go for the default ‘Admin’. Anyone familiar with WordPress already knows that. Now they have your Username. All they have to guess is your Password.
Simple WordPress Security Step Two
Put an index.html page in every directory. Any web folder or directory without an index page will show visitors a list of contents, making it much easier for a would-be thief to decide of she or he wants what you have, and easier to get it.
Simple WordPress Security Step Three
Change the default path from ‘wp-’ to something else. The path to your MySQL database should have a prefix for clarity and other reasons. The WordPress simple install scripts use ‘wp-’ by default. Would-be theives know this. When you install your WordPress, use your initials instead.
Simple WordPress Security Made Easy
These and more precautions are simple and easy to do when you understand what you are doing. These are also good reasons not to use a script installer. It’s a lot easier to install correctly in the first place rather than have to fix your site with hundreds or even thousands of links, photos, posts, and pages.
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To install the software yourself, download the WordPress website authoring software here.