Install these 3 simple plugins to WordPress to minimize the chance of hacking and intrusion hide wp-login. It is never fun for someone to get access to your WordPress blog, but unfortunately it happens every day. Every day websites are deleted, either defaced or just taken over and you are able to avoid that by installing the login lockdown plugin, the HTTPS for WordPress plugin and also the WP-Security plugin.
To start with, a very easy plugin called login lockdown simply blocks access to your site if someone enters the wrong password too many times. A very common technique for hackers to get entry to WordPress site is simply try many passwords over and over and over and over before something works. So login lockdown will obstruct access to someone after a specific number of failed passwords. It is a very simple plugin and it is worth it to install this to ensure that any intruder is currently locked out.
Another plugin to install is called HTTPS for WordPress. If you do not know what HTTPS or SSL is it simply means that it is encrypting everything that gets sent to and from your WordPress website, including the username and password you use to login. That means if you use any sort of public WiFi anybody else on this WiFi can install a very simple plugin and capture every password you enter into WordPress. That’s really not great. You can either not use unsecured WiFi or you can use this HTTPS plugin which will make you use HTTPS when logging into your WordPress dashboard, therefore protecting your password from prying eyes.
And finally, the WP-Security plugin installs right into WordPress and scans all your folders for many security vulnerabilities. It checks it for any weak points, any holes, out of date plugins and gives you a very easy to follow list of things that you must do so as to keep WordPress secure.
Obviously, I can’t guarantee you will be 100 percent hack proof, but you want to at least take these basic actions to keep yourself safe.
Those 3 plugins will get you on your way to having a secure WordPress blog. Install Login Lockdown to lock out anyone after a certain number of failed attempts, install HTTPS for WordPress to make sure that any time you login to your dashboard it moves you over into SSL, and WP-Security scan your folders.