Security is important, but oftentimes it’s forgotten about when it’s a personal blog or a pet project. Take some time this week and ensure the future of your WordPress site.
There are a couple of quick ways you can better lock down and secure your site, using Plugins.
Protect your login
First, grab Login Lockdown, a Plugin that safeguards your WordPress login screen. There are a few settings, but the basic settings will get you pretty far.
Protect your WordPress files
Secondly, set up WordPress File Monitor. This Plugin will email you every time it identifies a file change on your site. Your can exclude a file or directory to avoid certain files that you choose to regularly update.
Backup your files, just in case
Finally, set up a backup process. You can do it yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend leaving something that important up to yourself when you could forget.
For more security tips
If you’d like to spend more time improving your site’s security, you can read our more in depth blog post 12 Clever Tips for Securing Your WordPress Site.
Do you follow these, or similar tips for securing your WordPress site? If not, what keeps you from protecting your site?