WordPress is notoriously vulnerable and is constantly targeted by different hacks. New vulnerabilities are found every day, and hackers are scanning the web to find them. Our firewall constantly monitors and checks every single request that your website gets, and if it detects anything suspicious, then the request will be rejected. Unfortunately, that's not enough to prevent WordPress websites from getting hacked. We have compiled a list of best practices for you to follow to ensure your website stays safe.
Keep WordPress up to date
This is the most important thing you need to do. Make sure your WordPress installation is up to date at all times.
Keep plugins and theme up to date
Keeping your plugins and theme up to date is also extremely important. Most hackings happen through them. WordPress doesn't have quality control for plugins that are submitted to their directory. If the maintainer doesn't keep their themes or plugins up to date, your website will also become vulnerable.
Delete disabled/unnecessary plugins and themes
Even if you have a plugin or a theme disabled in the WordPress admin area, it can be hacked. Hackers are constantly scanning the web for vulnerabilities. Even WordPress default themes are not safe. Always delete all unused themes and plugins from your website to make sure there are fewer possible places from where your site can get hacked.
Do not use cracked plugins/themes
There are many places where you can get premium plugins/themes for free, but it is not worth it. It's very easy to add a backdoor to them.
Use strong passwords
When you are installing WordPress, always use a strong password. If you install WordPress manually, use a website like https://strongpasswordgenerator.com/ to generate a strong password for yourself. We suggest using a minimum of 16 characters with special characters. If you use our software installer, then our system automatically generates a strong password for you.
Following these simple steps will help you make your WordPress a lot more secure. While there are security plugins for WordPress, then keep in mind the more plugins you add to your installation, the more holes there will be.