How To Secure WordPress Website Without Coding Knowledge

 If you are a WordPress site owner then it is a common matter how to secure a WordPress site from hackers. Every day lots of hackers try to hack and it is very tough to secure a WordPress site. A single mistake can make success to hackers hack your website. If you have a little knowledge about coding then you can follow the below techniques to secure the WordPress site from hackers. So let see.


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1. Choose The Best Web Hosting

Every web hosting server has its own security system. It can protect the initial hacker’s attack. Good web hosting not only gives a hosting space but also give good security for a website. Before starting a WordPress site choose a popular web hosting provider.


2. Change Default WordPress Username

When you are installing WordPress by default the administrator username set as “admin”. Hackers always target this default username. Change the default username to a secure WordPress site. In your WordPress dashboard follow the below steps to change the default username.


Go to Users >> Add New. Then type a new username, fill up other areas and set Administrator in the Role area. Then click Add New User. A new user account will add to your WordPress site. Now logout and again login using the new username and password. Then delete the default username and your task is done.


3. Use A Strong Password

A strong password is very important to secure a WordPress site. Never use a dictionary word or common password. Because in Brute Force Attack hackers use all possible dictionary words and common passwords to get access to a website. Use at least 10 characters total, a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, punctuation, and non-alphanumeric characters. Must change the password after a specific period, just like 60 days or less time.


4. Keep Everything Up To Date

You need to keep everything up to date. Always update to new version of website theme, WordPress version, and plugins when they are available. Because every new update fixed a lot of bugs and secured WordPress site than the previous one. You may face parse error problem when you will try to update a WordPress theme or plugin. Don’t worry it’s a very common problem and you can fix it easily.


5. Create Backup of WordPress Website

Regular backup ensures more security for the WordPress site. You can use plugins to create a backup of your website. WP-DBManager is a very popular backup plugin for WordPress sites. You can use this plugin to create a backup daily or weekly or monthly basis and secure a WordPress site.


6. Remove Unwanted Plugin

Always remove unwanted or unused plugins to secure WordPress. Also, remove the plugins which are not updating for a long time. Always use updated and essential plugins which really need for your website.


7. Enable Limit login

Limit login is very important to secure WordPress from Brute Force Attack. I already say about Brute Force Attack. Hackers use all possible username, password, and lots of IP address to hack a website. By using the Login LockDown plugin, you can stop unauthorized access very easily. Set a maximum of 3 times limits login for a specific IP address to secure WordPress.


8. Setup Cloudflare DNS Level Protection

Cloudflare is a very popular web application, which provides a content delivery network (CDN) and distributed proxy server. It secures WordPress websites from DDoS attacks, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, comment spam, excessive bot crawling, and malware. Use Cloudflare to ensure high protection for your site. Don’t worry basic ClousFlare service is totally free.


9. Use Akismet To Remove Spam Comment

Akismet is a great plugin for WordPress users. It is an anti-spam plugin that secures WordPress comments. Just like it can automatically remove spam comments, worst spam and also integrate with the contact form to protect from spam mail. Install Akismet and keep spam-free.


10. Stop Crawl Spider From Indexing Admin Section

Web spiders can crawl everything on a website. You can use the Robots.txt file to control web spiders. Proper Robots.txt can secure WordPress sites from wrong content indexing.


The above techniques are very simple and can give enough security to your WordPress site. Now it’s your time to secure a WordPress site from hackers. If you face any problem then you can ask through the comment box below.

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