WordPress Security Checklist

Every day it seems like the list of vulnerabilities found in themes and plugins keeps getting longer. It’s so pervasive that Google now sends out notices to hacked website owners. The search engine take things one step further, reminding you to upgrade your version of WordPress to help reduce the number of vulnerable websites.

There are some simple steps to secure a WordPress website that many people can put in place without a need to become a security expert. We thought it would be a good idea to condense some elements into a useful checklist.

Securing a website isn’t something that is the sole responsibility of “experts”.

You don’t have to code to take some safety measures, just like a website doesn’t have to be “popular” to be the target of hackers.

Having your website hacked can be a pretty traumatizing experience. It’s easy to find testimonials of that floating around the web. There’s no miracle solution to keeping your website from getting hacked. Our team doesn’t aim to teach you how to fix an XSS flaw, or to even explain what that type of flaw is. There are awesome resources available online if you want to learn that.

The 5 big categories of WordPress security

  • Users & Logins
  • Plugins & Themes & WP Core
  • Sensitive Data & Firewall
  • Backups
  • Common security sense

Download The WordPress Security Checklists