20 WordPress Security Best Practices to Follow in 2024

20 WordPress Security Best Practices:

1.Keep WordPress, plugins, and themes updated:

2.Change the default “admin” username:

3.Use strong passwords and change them regularly:

4.Implement two‑factor authentication (2FA):

5.Use HTTPS encryption through an SSL certificate:

6.Install a reputable security plugin:

7.Regularly back up your website:

8.Use a web application firewall (WAF):

9.Regularly scan for malware:

10.Block form and comment spam:

11.Implement secure file permissions using FTP:

12.Secure your wp‑config.php file:

13.Disable file editing in your wp‑config.php file:

14.Restrict directory browsing in your .htaccess file:

15.Restrict access to the wp‑admin directory:

16.Hide your wp‑admin login URL:

17.Limit login attempts:

18.Log idle users out automatically:

19.Change the default WordPress database prefix:

20.Hide your WordPress version:


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