WordPress Meetup – Security



Monday, August 8th, 7:00pm
Buffalo Lab
523 Main St, Buffalo, NY

Probably one of the most important things in WordPress is security. WordPress is open-source, which is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to security.

  1. Keep your WP Core & Plugins Up to Date!
    This means update as soon as you can, whenever new versions of WP or any of your plugins are released. Often times, as the developers of WP add features, small bugs and/or security risks are found. Updating keeps you up to date with patches.
  2. Username & Password
    Your username and password should be unique. After WP 3.0, the “Admin” username is no longer default, which is good, but even more important is a very strong password. There are many free password generators online that can give you strong and unique passwords.
  3. Make regular Backups.
    This is more of a after-you-get-in-trouble suggestion, but makes a ton of sense. If for some reason you do get hacked, having recent backups will help a ton in easing your pain and frustration after fixing the issue.
  4. Read Hardening WordPress in the Codex
    The Codex does a great job of explaining what to look for in a host, server setup, and some common issues (have some caffeine handy – its a drag).
  5. Some Plugins you can try

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