5 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site [Infographic]

5-Ways-to-Secure-Your-Wordpress-Site-700Today more than ever people are paying attention to website security. Data breaches and other forms of identity theft are becoming more and more prevalent. Because of this, it is important for website owners to protect their sites.

There are many options available to help guard against hackers. While none are foolproof, used together they form a strong line of defense.

Stay Up to Date

Keeping your WordPress version current is the best thing you can do. Additionally, keeping your plugins updated is critical. As new vulnerabilities are discovered, WordPress developers create patches to cover it up. Not updating your software leaves you open to attack.

Use Strong Passwords

The next best thing is to use strong passwords. Most people have one or two simple passwords they use. This is a dangerous practice. Fix it by using a password manager.

Additionally, Two-Factor Authentication is one of the best ways to keep unwanted visitors out. For websites, the first authentication occurs when a user enters a user name and password. The second authentication comes when they responding to a text or email.

The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure” applies to website security. It only takes a minute to check your security, and that is less time than having to clean up a security breach.

For the full list of 5 ways to secure your WordPress site, dig into the infographic below from our friends at iThemes!

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About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.