How To Secure Your Blog

WordPress blog security with Plugins Part 2

We will continue the part 1 of tips to secure wordpress blog.

We are going to install three important wordpress security plugins and move wp-config file but, back up everything first.
10. Wp security plugins.
This wordpress security plugin will detect what we should fix, and it shows us red fonts. If we all do what we did in part 1 steps, it will just show one thing we should do, which is adding .htaccess file in wp-admin folder.

11. .htaccess in wp-admin

So basically we will do this step:
– Create .htaccess file inside wp-admin folder.
– Open wp-admin/.htaccess and you will find it empty.
– Open public_html/.htaccess = you can find this .htaccess in the folder where you install your wordpress or where wp-config file stays. Open this file and copy the code: it will look like this:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

There is more, once you have this .htaccess in wp-admin folder, check again in Admin dashboard/Security/scanner (see image).

Once you click “Scanner” you should see all the lists green as shown in image, if not, change file permission as it is suggested.

12. Block bad queries plugin
As explained in the plugin name, this plugin will block all bad queries which try to access your blog.

13. Secure wordpress plugin
This is a must have plugin as well, once you installed it, you don’t have to change any settings, however if you are using windows live writer you should tick the option of it.

14. Move wp-config.php
Moving wp-config to one up folder. Which means the folder one step above public_html.
//Don’t do this if you have two wordpress blogs in main domain and subdomain and also do backup first.

So we are done with improving wordpress security using plugins. I hope it’s going to be helpful. (also the dish washer sound in the audio background :))

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