How to Secure Your WordPress Website

Security is a hot topic in tech and WordPress is no exception. It seems that no one is safe from the risk of being hacked. Governments, banks, retailers, bloggers, and virtually everyone else has reported being hacked at some point. And these are just the successful hacks we are aware of. Perhaps you have already experienced the frustration of being a hacking victim. Most Americans have had payment info stolen or their email or social media accounts hacked. Don't let your WordPress site be next. Most hackers leverage simple and easily patchable vulnerabilities to hack into your site. Here are some simple ways you can make your WordPress website more secure today. Update Security patches are one of the primary reasons for updating software. Keeping your WordPress install and plugins up to date is one of the easiest ways to keep your website secure. By default WordPress automatically installs minor security updates. However, major updates are not installed automatically. You should be regularly checking your website and installing available WordPress and plugin updates. If you are letting those updates pile up you are probably missing some essential security patches. Let the developers behind this software keep you secure - install their updates. Use Strong Usernames and Passcodes Weak login credentials are to blame for most hacks. According to one study conducted by Verizon in 2016, “63% of confirmed data breaches involved leveraging weak, stolen or default passwords.” There are three ways to make your WordPress login more secure: 1) Use a Unique Username That is, don't use "admin". Many WordPress beginners install their site with "admin" as the admin's username. Hackers can leverage this to hack into your site because…

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