There is no way to guarantee your WordPress site will be 100% secure. But there are some essential measures that every responsible site owner should take to secure their site. This goes double if you have an e-commerce site. This list is meant to be a basic guide, and I don’t recommend you implement each […]
Your database contains all of your content (pages, posts, comments, form-entries, etc.,) and settings (for themes, plugins, etc.,) in the form of a table. Any updated or deleted content and setting changes will stick around and add bloat to your database, slowing down your site. From time to time, you need to purge deleted data […]
Reader engagement can be great for your blog or site, but spam comments are not. Not only do they chip away at your creditability, many of them contain bad links that will get you pinged by Google, hurting your SEO. CleanTalk, Akismet, and Spam Destroyer are all solid choices for combatting comment spam.
Firewall’s protect against a number of types of malicious traffic (DDoS, cross-site scripting, SQL Injection and web session hacking) by analyzing http and https requests. While there are no guarantees that your site will be 100% secure, 3rd part WAF companies specialize in knowing the latest threats and how to prevent them.
A good security plugin will track repeated attempts to access your dashboard or files more than once and block that IP.
If your site goes down for whatever reason, you need to know as soon as humanly possible. Services like FreshPing, PagerDuty, and Super Monitoring ping your site and alert you if it goes offline.