Wordpress is a great platform for your online blog. But like all content management systems, you need to make sure to keep your site as secure as possible. Here are some tips to help you keep your photo blog from being hacked.
The two biggest problems related to website security are outdated software and compromised passwords. You should always be sure to update to the latest version of
Wordpress. Often times there are security patches or updates when there may have been vulnerabilities discovered. Just remember to back up your entire site including databases before and after you upgrade WordPress.
As for your WordPress password security, it’s always a good idea to include numbers and special characters in your passwords. Long phrases also help in deterring your passwords from being guessed by malicious programs. Remember, it’s always best to use your admin account as little as possible. And you shouldn’t use an admin account for content creation for your posts and pages. The less your admin account name appears, the less likely a hacker will get hold of it. Finally, it’s a good idea to install the Limit Login Attempts plugin or something similar (the Limit Login Attempts plugin can be found in the repository). This prevents automated hacker programs from repeatedly guessing your password from predetermined lists of commonly used ones.
A couple of other quick tips are to make sure you have backups stored offsite and not just on your server. Also, when granting site access to others, always make sure they receive the least amount of access possible to accomplish the tasks they need to.
For more information on WordPress security, see Dre Armeda’s site at http://dre.im.