• Brian November 8, 2017
    How to secure WordPress

    This article helps you to understand how to secure wordpress.

    1. Why we need to do so?

    WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software. Most WordPress admins don’t even know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials.

    2. How can do it myself without impacting website?

    login into wp-admin

    1: Type your username
    2: Type your Passsword
    3: Click to login

    Log in

    Now you can see your dashboard window look like:

    WordPress Dashboard
    Download Plugin Advanced Custom Fields:

    1: Go to Sidebar and Click on Plugin
    2: Click on Add New

    Advanced Custom Fields

    3: Search plugin  iTheme Security
    4: You can see plugin
    5: Click on Install Now

    Search plugin iTheme Security
    6: Click on activate

    Add Plugin
    7:  Click on Secure your Site Now

    Secure your Site Now
    8:  Go to  Imp Important File Setup and click one by one

    1: Back up up your site (again)

    Again, we recommend making a backup of your site before getting started. iThemes Security will make a basic database backup of your site and automatically email you the backup file. Click the Make a backup button.

    2: Allow file updates

    Many of the functions of this plugin require editing some of your files, specifically your wp-config.php and .htaccess files. Click the Allow file updates button to allow iThemes Security to safely update these files automatically.

    3: Secure WordPress Site

    With the one-click secure button, you’ll enable all the default security settings recommended to secure your site. Click the One-Click Secure button.

    4: Help us Improve

    If you’d like to help us improve this plugin, click Yes, I’d like to help. This setting allows us to collect anonymous data about what features you use, so we can work to improve iThemes Security. Click Dismiss to close this box.

    Important First Steps
    You can see Security add in your dashboard menu.

    9:  Click on Security.

    You can see iTheme security Dashboard.

    iTheme security Dashboard

    10: Click on Setting.
    Select quick links by drop-down menu.
    Type email to sent notification.
    Type email to recovery and backup.
    Click on Save.

    Recovery and Backup

    15: Click on Advanced.
    16: You can change directory.
    17: Click on Save Changes.

    iThemes Security Advanced

    If you want to Create Database backup then follow the steps:

    18:  Click on Backups.
    Click on Create database Backup.

    Create database backup

    20: To see Your file change history click on Logs.

    Security Logs

    21: Click on help for any type of help.

    iThemes Security Help

    3. Difficulty Level {Easy, Medium, High}


    4. Total Time Consumed

    1 Hour

    5. Related Plugins or WorkAround

    iTheme Security Pro

    How to secure wordpress?
    Article Name
    How to secure wordpress?
    WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords. Learn how to secure wordpress.
    Publisher Name
    WordPress Support LLC
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