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10 Tips to Secure Your WordPress Blog

Jan 13, 2011, 04:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"1. Protect Your Plugins Directory

"The plugins for your WordPress blog are installed under the blog/wp-content/plugins directory. In older versions of WordPress this was not protected adequately, but in recent versions there is better protection. A simple way to protect it from prying eyes is to leave a blank HTML file with the name index.html in it. Make sure to check if this file in there.

"2. Hide Your WordPress Version

"Knowing which version of WordPress you are running will be helpful to people who are looking to break into your blog. By default WordPress displays the version info. A simple way to fix that is to edit the file header.php to hide this information. Change the following line:

" />

"...to look like this:

"meta name="generator" content="WordPress" />

"3. Use a Secure Username, Password"

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