How to Implement Security in WordPress
In this article I will discuss about, how to implement security in website using
WordPress. To implement security in WordPress; the following component plays an
important role. Let’s see a brief description on that component.
Vulnerability on your computer
Web server vulnerability
Before, more discussing about these components let me tell you what is Security?
“Fundamentally, security is not about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing
might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. A secure
server protects the privacy, integrity, and availability of the resources under
the server administrator's control.”
Security Theme is nothing more than general ideas while considering security for
each aspect of your system. You can secure your system in three aspects such as
Limiting access, Containment and Preparation and knowledge.
access: Making smart choices
that reduce possible entry points available to a malicious person.
Containment: Your system should
be configured to minimize the amount of damage that can be done in the event
that it is compromised.
Preparation and knowledge:
Keeping backups and knowing the state of your WordPress installation at regular
intervals. Having a plan to backup and recovery your installation in the case of
catastrophe can help you get back online faster in the case of a problem.
Vulnerability on your computer:
Make sure the computers you use are free of spyware, malware, and virus
infections. No amount of security in WordPress or on your web server will make
the slightest difference if there is a key logger on your computer.
Always keep your operating system and the software on it, especially your web
browser, up to date to protect you from security vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability on WordPress:
Like many modern software packages, WordPress is updated regularly to address
new security issues that may arise. Improving software security is always an
ongoing concern, and to that end you should always keep up to date with the
latest version of WordPress.
While your WordPress software is updating then there confirmed that no security
issues (like vulnerable file, viruses, malware etc.) is downloaded with it.
If you think you have found a security
flaw in WordPress, you can help by reporting the issue in FAQ’s of WordPress
Web Server Vulnerability:
The web server running WordPress, and the software on it, can have
vulnerabilities. Therefore, make sure you are running secure, stable versions of
your web server and the software on it, or make sure you are using a trusted
host that takes care of these things for you.
If you're on a shared server and a website on the same server is compromised,
your website can potentially be compromised too even if you follow everything in
this guide. Be sure to ask your web host what security precautions they take.
The network on both ends WordPress server side and the client network side
should be trusted. That means updating firewall rules on your home router and
being careful about what networks you work from. An Internet cafe where you are
sending passwords over an unencrypted connection, wireless etc is not a trusted
Your web host should be making sure that their network is not compromised by
attackers, and you should do the same. Network vulnerabilities can allow
passwords and other sensitive information to be intercepted.