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5 Basic steps to Secure WordPress /Blog Website

When your WordPress site is hacked, you can lose your search engine 
rankings, expose your readers to viruses, have your reputation tarnished 
due to redirects to porn or other bad neighborhood websites, and worst 
lose your entire site data.

To avoid site hack issue you can secure your website using below steps :

1)Keep WordPress up-to-date

you should always keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress. 
Older versions of WordPress are not maintained with security updates.

2) Delete any plugins or themes you are not using

First of all, make sure your plugins/themes are always updated. Also, If 
you have old themes and plugins that you’re not using anymore then 
delete it from the system.

3) Vulnerabilities on Your Computer

Make sure the computers you use are free of spyware, malware, and virus 
infections.Always keep your operating system and the software on it, 
especially your web browser, up to date to protect you from security 
vulnerabilities

4) Limiting access/Protect your WordPress Admin Area

It is important to restrict the access to your WordPress admin area only 
to people that actually need access to it.

you can deny wp-admin access to everyone but yourself via an .htaccess 
file. add the below code in .htaccess file

<pre># Block access to wp-admin.
order deny,allow
allow from x.x.x.x
deny from all</pre>

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replacing x.x.x.x with your IP address.

5) Install security plugin on your website

There are to many security plugins available for wordpress.
e.g  Wordfence Security, BulletProof Security


Please refer below URL for more information
http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress


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