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How To Keep Your Open Source WordPress Site Secure

Utilise Security Plugins.

One of the simplest ways to help keep your WordPress websitesecure is by using security plugins. These are available for free and offer anadded layer of protection against potential attackers. They will scan the siteregularly and alert you if they detect any suspicious activity or files thatcould be malicious in nature. Additionally, they can block access to certainparts of the site or restrict access based on user roles and IP addresses.

Keep Software Updated.

WordPress updates its software frequently, so make sure youstay up-to-date with all the latest releases. This will ensure that anyvulnerabilities in previous versions have been patched up with the newestversion. Additionally, you should always keep all third-party pluginsup-to-date as well since these can often introduce new security risks into yourwebsite if left unchecked.

Update Passwords Regularly.

The most basic way to protect your open source WordPresssite from potential hackers is by changing your passwords regularly. It'srecommended that you use complex passwords with a mix of uppercase andlowercase letters, numbers, and special characters for added security. Youshould also consider using two-factor authentication if possible as this addsan additional layer of protection against unauthorised access attempts.

Back Up Your Site Regularly.

Having regular backups of your website is essential in casesomething unexpected happens such as a cyber attack or server failure caused byhuman error or hardware issues. Backing up your data ensures that you don'tlose important information in the event of an emergency situation and allowsyou to quickly restore everything back to normal after addressing the issue athand.

Monitor Your Website Activity.

Finally, it's important to monitor all activity on yourwebsite for any suspicious behaviour that could indicate a potential attack orbreach attempt has occurred. This includes monitoring logins, file changes,user permissions, database queries, etc., as well as tracking any unusualtraffic patterns or server resource usage levels which could suggest somethingunusual is happening behind the scenes on your website.

Keep Your Open Source Website Secure – With Code Media

Keeping your open source website secure on WordPressrequires attention and care but it doesn't have to be overwhelming ordifficult; just remember these five tips. With these steps in place, you'll beable to rest easy knowing that your site – and its users – are protected frommalicious actors online.

And this is where we can help.

At Code Media, we are one of the UK's foremost experts inbuilding open source websites. We can help your business to migrate to the newplatform effortlessly; not only placing your website in a position to receiveall of the key updates it needs but also allowing your business to maintainthat crucial professional and authoritative image in the ever-growing onlineshopping market.

Please feel free to browse our portfolio page on which we showcasemany of our open source projects, built on platforms such as WordPress and Magento.

If you are interested in learning more about buildinga website in open source (or need more advice on how your business couldbenefit from a bespoke eCommerce platform in general), we would be delighted tohear from you. You can get in touch by calling us on 0118 380 1001, or by sending an e-mail to

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