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Security Tips For Your Website

If you have been receiving a lot of spam on your site, or are concerned for you customers privacy, the following tips will help improve the security on your WordPress site.

Keep WordPress up to date

WordPress make regular updates which include a variety of changes. One of the most common changes are made to their security features. It is important to keep it up to date, as older versions can have vulnerabilities exploited. However, be sure to do your reading before updating. There are often fixes released for bugs in the new version.

Strong Passwords

Users and admin users can have their accounts hacked if they do not created a strong password. The technology used to figure out a passwrod is very fast and advanced. It can take a matter of minutes to hours  to crack a weak password.

So, to avoid this, ensure that you set a minimum password strength for customer accounts and ensure staff accounts meet these requirements, too.

Tidy your users

If you have staff members who have left, customers who have been inactive for years, or test account that are no longer in use, then this is a security risk.

If you cannot delete them for any reason, you can change their account settings. You can change their role to ‘No role for this installation’. This means the account will still exist, but logging in will not allow them to access anything.

Get a good security plug in

A security plugin will allow your site to block bots, certain countries that you do not want accessing your site and give you alerts if there are any risks or problems detected on the site.

Wordfence is a very popular security plugin that protects you site with a firewall. this protects you from leaked passwords, shows live traffic among many other features that will go a long way for the security of your website.

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