Category: WordPress Security Tutorials & Tips

WordPress Security VS Functionality – Striking the Right Balance

The more functionality your WordPress has the bigger the attack surface is. The more lines of code there are, and the more plugins you install the more prone to malicious hacker attack your WordPress will be. Ever heard this before? While many believe such facts are true, it all depends on how well things are […]

Using Media to Improve WordPress Security

Media can have a big impact on WordPress security. As we have learnt from last week’s WordPress SEO plugin vulnerability, if media is used effectively more users will keep their plugins up to date, which also means more secure.

Hide WordPress Usernames to Improve WordPress Security

A WordPress security tutorial that explains how and why you should hide your WordPress usernames to improve the security of your WordPress blogs and websites.

Securing the WordPress Administrator User Account

The WordPress administrator user account is the most targeted account on a WordPress installation. Read this article to learn what you can do to tighten the security of your WordPress administrator user account and how to keep it secure.

Why You Should Change the WordPress Administrator User ID

This security article explains why you should change your WordPress Administrator ID to improve the security of your WordPress blogs and sites. It also explains how to change the WordPress administrator ID so malicious hackers cannot target the WordPress administrator account.

How to Grant Remote Access Privileges to a WordPress MySQL Database

This document explains how to grant remote access to a WordPress or any other MySQL database. Remote access might be needed if you need to extract or read data from the WordPress database from a remote location, for example to read the WordPress security alerts generated by WP Activity Log plugin and store them in a centralized logging and monitoring system.

All You Need To Know On the WordPress Unique Authentication Keys and Salts

WordPress security keys are used to encrypt the WordPress login details stored in user’s cookies once they login to WordPress. By configuring the WordPress security keys you also improve the security of your WordPress. This article explains what are the WordPress security keys and how you can configure them in the wp-config.php file.

Site-Specific WordPress Plugin for Code Snippets

This WordPress tutorial explains what is a site-specific code snippets plugin and what are the advantages of using it. The tutorial also explains how to create the site-specific WordPress plugin to store code snippets specific to your WordPress blog or website.

Definitive Guide to WordPress SSL

The definitive WordPress SSL Guide | Do you have an online shop on your WordPress? Or would you like to improve the security of your WordPress by encrypting the WordPress login session? This WordPress security guide explains in step by step fashion how to enable WordPress SSL for your login page and admin pages, for a specific page or post and more.

How to Manually Add a WordPress Administrator to the Database using SQL Queries

This WordPress tutorial explains how to manually create a WordPress administrator account directly in the database using SQL queries or phpMyAdmin. This operation is useful to regain access to a hacked WordPress blog or website.