How to Secure Your WordPress site from Malware Infections

With the hundreds of malicious malware infections out there, your WordPress site can be at serious risks and it might even infect your unprotected visitors. However, there are various things you can do to secure your site from malware infections.

Keep the Computer Free of All Malware

Before you even install WordPress you must first check your system for malware. If you try to install WordPress on an infected computer, your database password, user credentials and everything else would be at risk.

Hardening Your Installation Process for WordPress

The first thing you should do after installation is to change your default password and user name, rename the database tables and hide the plugin folder contents. You should also set folder and file permissions and ensure that all of your plugins are updated.

Think Twice Before Installing Anything

There can be hundreds of WordPress plugins and themes that might contain malware. Before you install and use, it is essential to think twice. Only use plugins and themes that are from a trusted source. Avoid installing free templates from an unknown source even if it means spending a little extra.

Install A Security Layer on Your Site

Install a plugin which will regularly scan your site for vulnerabilities and malware. You will also need a tool with which you can clean infections from the site and to get real time protection instead of scans on demand.

As a website owner, it would be your responsibility to ensure that your site is safe for you as well as your visitors. Now, if you are wondering how to setup, create, design and manage a WordPress website, Ignition Media is the right Gold Coast website design company for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

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