Monday, April 13, 2015

Tips to Protect WordPress Installation

Protect WordPress installation I just came across Matt Cutts s Three tips to protect your WordPress installation.  So I thought I  had better look into it.  Admittedly the article was written in 2008 but being Matt Cutts, the safety information might still be useful. And needful. How to Protect WordPress Installation 1) Lock down /wp-admin/ This was Matt s first tip. For protection from being hacked.  It uses a .htacess file to be place at /wp-admin/.htaccess Me: I didn t do this.  Was just a bit too hard for me to contemplate doing.  I dont know enough about .htaccess. And I worry that should I work at another location or travel, I would have forgotten about this and panic that I cannot access my own site! My suggestion: read Matt s article! 2) Prevent hacking via your plugins Matt advises to make an empty index.html file and put it into /wp-content/plugins/ This is to prevent someone being able to hack your blog via any out-of-date plugin you might have. Me: I already have su

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