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Easy Steps To Protect Your WordPress Blog From Hacking Attempts

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by davidtong, Feb 17, 2012.

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    Protect your blogs from automated (and manual) hack attempts at the most basic level... I hope my article on Wordpress hacking protection helps you.

    Ever had your WordPress blog hacked?
    The amount of damage is immense for the site owner, from downtime, loss of income, the effort required to restore, recover, and fix the damage done, as well as the disappointment of your readers come into play.
    That’s assuming that you even have a copy of your database to restore from to begin with, if not, the damage is even worse!
    You may think that your site doesn’t get hacked at all since you never see anything unusual happening to your site, but you’d be surprised with how many attempts of hacking there are on your site account.

    http://www.learnnichemarketing.com/easy-steps-to-protect-wordpress-blog-from-hacking-attempts/
     
    davidtong, Feb 17, 2012 IP
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    Thanks for the link... I'll definitely be using this! Here is another guide I use for hacked WP sites:

    jtpratt.com/how-to-fix-a-hacked-wordpress-blog

    --
    Lil Josh
    liljosh.com
    web developer
     
    jolamar, Feb 17, 2012 IP
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    thanks for the share mate!
     
    forumhookers, Feb 17, 2012 IP
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    Thanks for the info - will be doing that now!
     
    oldoak, Feb 18, 2012 IP
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    RadioBounce Banned

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    LOL, just download the Bulletproof Security plugin for Wordpress. Job done.
     
    RadioBounce, Feb 18, 2012 IP
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    Glad it helped :)
     
    davidtong, Mar 1, 2012 IP
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    Yes it helped a lot. I think i might be able to stop spammers by the same way. I am having some problems with spam posts lately.
     
    war_machine, May 25, 2012 IP
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    just remove write permission from index.php file.........it will help
     
    michaelhomas83, Jun 6, 2012 IP
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    The main steps should be to update WP, plugins and themes regularly and make sure you aren't installing fishy plugins/themes. Protect the admin directory with password too. (not referring to the WP admin login pass)
     
    JFSG, Jun 6, 2012 IP
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    Protecting the blogs from automated (and manual) hack attempts at the most important one.
    Thanks for sharing the content.I think i might be able to stop spammers by the same way.
     
    sajan1kota, Jun 8, 2012 IP
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    Thank you David, RadioBounce, and Jolamar. I never protected my wordpress blogs, but now I will. Very useful! :)
     
    Tiffany88, Jun 19, 2012 IP
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    How we handle this is run proactive security system scans and systems for all our clients after an initial security lock down.
     
    SolidShellSecurity, Jun 26, 2012 IP