Web Tech - Wordpress Safety: Do Not Panic!

If you have a WordPress blog or website, WordPress security must be an issue for you. I'm sure you must have heard about hackers attacking blogs and websites of other people. The damage done by them can be enormous, especially when the particular blog was high page ranked, displaying high in search engines and profitable. It is not the only type of websites attacked by hackers. The reasoning behind their acts can't be explained as logical. They will destroy it for fun. I know stories of people who one day, instead of their website saw a short note informing them that their website has been blocked by Google due to the thread it carries to other internet users. It was a result of hacker attack, who made changes to the website.



The fix wordpress malware Codex has an outline of what permissions go to the website are okay. Directory and file permissions can be changed through an FTP client or within the page from the hosting company.

I protect an access to important files on the blog's server by placing an index.html file in the particular directory, that hides the files out of public view.

Before you can delete the default admin account, you first must create a user. To do this go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on User -> Create New User. Then enter all of the information you need to enter.

Make a note of your new password to the next time you sign in! I recommend the paid or free version of the software *Roboform* to remember your passwords.

But realize that security is something you must start thinking about. Don't only be the type that is reactive, take action to begin today, protecting yourself. Do not let Joe the Hacker make your life miserable and turn everything in creating come crashing down in a matter of seconds, that you've worked so hard.

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