On today’s Trinity Web Minute, Greg Taylor dives into a hot topic from around the industry – WordPress security. Let’s go over several essential tips to ensure your WordPress site remains as secure as possible.
We’ll start off with some essential WordPress security tips. Never use the username “admin” or any combination with admin in it, hackers love trying those usernames first. On a more obvious note, DO NOT use “password” as your password (you’d be surprised). Other ways to upgrade the security of your site include changing your passwords often and also by adding 2-step verification on your login process.
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Hey everyone, Greg Taylor from Trinity web media. Thanks for checking out another bonus episode of the new Marketing Show. Get us on YouTube, Instagram TV, or wherever you’re getting this content. Today, I’m here in Yardley, Pennsylvania and I want to talk about WordPress security. So, as always, I mean, WordPress security is a hot topic that everyone talks about at different word camps.
There are great companies out there like Sucuri, who will help make your WordPress site safe. WordFence is another good one.
But, here’s just a couple of quick tips to keep your WordPress site as secure as possible. So, one, never ever ever use admin or username or something stupid like that for an admin or for a username. Never. I mean then you’re just giving the bad guys the keys to the kingdom. One other thing that probably goes without saying, I feel stupid saying this shit, but don’t use password as your password. There you go. Okay, now that we that out of the way, here are other things that you can do to harden your WordPress instances.
Typically, by default, the WordPress database table is WP underscore change that when you go ahead, and you launch a new WordPress site, change it when you migrate from one site to another and change that keeps them guessing. If you can put any kind of combination underscore there, again, you’re going to make your site way more difficult for people to get through to. Another thing is change your passwords often, you know, use two-factor authentication.
You know, if you do some of those things, what you’re going to do is you’re making things harder and harder and harder for what happens when somebody goes ahead, and they try to hack into a site. They’re not typically targeting you per se. They’re just looking for vulnerabilities and looking to see how they can get into something easy to do whatever they’re going to do, whether it’s going to be injector and
Or, you know, their malware, etc, etc. So it’s not, it’s typically never personal. So if you do those couple of things, you’re going to be ahead of the game. Next thing, always make sure your plugins are updated, make sure you’re running the latest version of WordPress. These are all simple common sense things, but it’s amazing how every time we see that a site gets hacked, one of these things are always typically wrong.
The last thing we like to recommend people to do is work with a reputable, good hosting company. Cheap hosting is not good; good hosting is not cheap. We use liquid web on all of our stuff. Companies like Paisley ane WP Engine are way better than that $3.99 Blue Host type of hosting. So if you do some of these things, you’re going to make your WordPress site more secure and less attractive to the bad people. Hey, thanks for checking us out. You can always get more episodes of the new Marketing Show at Trinity web media. com or wherever you got your podcast. You can catch us on Instagram TV and YouTube. See you soon