Securing Your WordPress Sites …

As more and more people use WordPress…

As more and more plugins are used to extend WordPress

As more and more themes are created …

It's time to be concerned about your WordPress site.

Whether your WordPress site shows off your business, entices prospects to buy your products, or use it to promote affiliate programs …

You are vulnerable…

They DON'T care … the crackers and the hackers of the world…

They don't care who you are.  It is, the infamous words from “The GodFather”, “It's nothing personal, it's just business.”

It doesn't matter whether your site is active or not … your site is vulnerable.

What are things that you can do today to keep hackers away ?

First …

If you are not using the latest version of WordPress, or your theme, or your plugins … do that … not tomorrow, not next week … do it today.

Secondly …

If you have themes and plugins and old WordPress installs you are not using, just sitting on your server … delete them.

Thirdly …

Don't use Fantastico to install WordPress.

We love automation, but the automation comes a cost, at the loss of customization and uniqueness.  When you install WordPress with Fantastico, certain files get installed that hackers can easily find.  It uses a formulaic way of naming the WordPress database that hackers know about.  And a few other things that make it much easier for hackers to crack into your site.

At some point, I will create a video showing you how to install WordPress nearly as quickly as you can install it with fantastico … and make it much more secure.

My name is Judy Kettenhofen, and WPShine.com is the combined site of Nathan”Spanky” Briggs and me.  We care about security.  We want you to be safe. We will be adding to this site to help you be more secure.