WordPress powers nearly 25% of the world’s websites – that’s a lot of websites! Because of the popularity of WordPress, it has become a popular target of hackers and spammers. If you have a WordPress website and want to protect your investment (time and money involved in building your site), it is critical that you protect your site and try to block these hackers. A few years ago, I used a handful of plugins to manage this – one to lock out users after a certain number of incorrect log in attempts, one to track activity on the site, one for watching files for changes, etc. But not, there are plugins that manage all of those security functions and more from one plugin – which is great, because then I don’t have to worry about one plugin conflicting with another and causing me problems on the site.
My preferred security plugin is iThemes Security (formerly BetterWPSecurity.) Last year, the iThemes people bought the BetterWPSecurity plugin from it’s original developers, and brought those developers on board to help them maintain and grow the plugin. Since then, there’s been a lot of functionality added to the iThemes Security plugin – and iThemes Security Pro has even more features and functions.
Check out the video below for some quick tips to get started with iThemes Security plugin to help you secure your WordPress site.