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Preventing Wordpress from being hacked

How?

   
11:58 am on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have heard that wordpress sites are very easy to hack.

Apart from a secure password I wanted to know what are the best techniques and tools to prevent them from being hacked?

Thanks

1:54 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lammert is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Wordpress sites are secure, as long as you update regularly to new versions when they become available.

The most secure WP sites are those which use no, or only a few plugins. Plugins are mostly developed by third parties and these third parties often have more sloppy coding practices than the WP core developers. Most third party developers also have less efficient bug-tracking and updating procedures.

2:02 pm on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



You may wish to check out these earlier discussions:

  • How to Secure Wordpress Sites [webmasterworld.com]
  • Best Practice Protecting WordPress Against Hackers [webmasterworld.com]
  • 4:16 am on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

    WebmasterWorld Administrator ergophobe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



    And since it's likely to happen eventually, make regular backups. Ideally, schedule these to happen automatically (see if your host lets you create "cron" jobs)