Protect Your WordPress site from Attacks

Let iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) help to protect your WordPress site from attacks. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. Why we recommend iThemes? This is because it gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site.

Let me show you some important and Must-do-it ways:

1) Use “Admin” as username

Sound familiar right? If you are still using “admin” as your WordPress login username, please change it now. This feature will improve the security of your WordPress installation by removing common user attributes that can be used to target your site.

Where to set: Security > Advance tab > Admin User

new admin username

2) Change wp-login.php and wp-admin login area

Hides the login page (wp-login.php, wp-admin, admin and login) making it harder to find by automated attacks and making it easier for users unfamiliar with the WordPress platform.

Where to set: Security > Settings tab > Hide Login Area
login slug

3) Schedule Backups

One of the best ways to protect yourself from an attack is to have access to a database backup of your site. If something goes wrong, you can get your site back by restoring the database from a backup and replacing the files with fresh ones. Use the button below to create a backup of your database for this purpose. You can also schedule automated backups and download or delete previous backups.

Where to set: Security > Settings tab > Database Backups > Check the option of Enable Scheduled Database Backups
schedule backup

You are almost done!

And more ways you can do with this plugin, such as Reduce Comment Spam, Enable strong password enforcement and more! Save your WordPress together with Exabytes!

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