We hear almost every day about bloggers getting their login information comprimised. Are you one of the many people that are growing increasingly concerned about their blogs security?

If you are looking up ways to beef up the security of your WordPress blog, Make Tech Easier has posted a great article about 11 ways to secure your WordPress blog. The post includes a few security tips we’ve already covered in past posts, plus a bunch of other great tips.

Here is what information the post covers:

  • Encrypt your Login
  • Stop Brute Force Attack
  • Use a Strong Password
  • Protect your WP-Admin Folder
  • Remove WordPress Version Information
  • Hide your Plugins Folder
  • Change your Login Name
  • Upgrade to the Latest Version of WordPress and Plugins
  • Do a Regular Security Scan
  • Backup your WordPress Database
  • Define user Privilege

Click over to get descriptions, plugin information and more!

Got any tips to add? Let us know in the comments below!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

  1. jbj says:

    Thanks for that great link, Kyle!
    I also wrote an article with 5 plugins and tips to secure your WordPress blog, for those interested in WP security.

  2. Kyle Eslick says:

    @ JBJ – Thanks for the link. As usual you did some great work!

  3. Richard Arden says:

    Great info from this post – simple and clean! The article refereed by JBJ is very helpful. These plugins are exactly what I am looking for to secure my WP sites.

  4. Monika says:

    WP 2.6.1. creates the version info between head and /head by itself

    the info about tht deletion of the versions number is false in the protected article

    regards Monika

  5. Kyle Eslick says:

    @ Monika – Thanks for the input!

    I think that change actually occured a little while ago, as it was pointed out in the comments of this post.

  6. Hi Kyle. I’ll head over there to check out what they wrote.

    Ironically, I just completed a 7 post series on how to secure your WordPress blog.

    I hope you don’t mind the link.

    It’s a picture guided step-by-step tutorial series where I show the things you listed above as well as setting up .htaccess and how to change your database table prefix.

    I also allow people to use our web hosting demo account so they can follow along in real time.

    I’d love to have you take a look and let me know what you think.


  7. hamdan says:

    Wow, a great info. thank you so much. Internet is not so peaceful place anyway.

    Keep your good works, guys!

  8. Frank Gil says:

    Really useful info. Yeah, there’s a plugin for WP security.

  9. I’ve been a victim of hackers a lot of times and it took me few hits before I made up my mind and do something. Some of the task I used were using a strong password, backing up regularly, using a Use Login Lockdown plugin, upgrade often and back up my files regularly.

    I’ve learned some new techniques today, I’ll take note of them. Thanks for sharing

  10. Hello everyone,

    I got some questions. Is it possible to do a security scan? Wich tool can I use for it?
    Another question, how often is it recommended tot change the password?

    My site is hacked a few times. Maybe somebody can check for me what I can do to prevend it for new hacks.

    Bruidsfotograaf http://www.totaalfotografie.nl

    Thank you and kind regards
    Ashvin Ghisyawan
    Bruidsfotograaf totaalfotografie