Using both on your site will not only increase your site’s security but will also benefit your search engine rank, establish trust in your visitors, and improve your conversion rate.
Talk to your hosting provider and ask about the possibility of obtaining an SSL certificate or to point you in the direction of a reputable company where you can buy one.
You may check out our post on SSL importance for a website.
WordPress security keys are responsible for encrypting the information stored in the user’s cookies. They are located in the wp-config.php file and look like this:
Use the WordPress Salts Key Generator to change them and make your site more secure.
You may make use of the popular WordPress security plug-in, Sucuri Scanner. You need to install and activate the free Sucuri Security plug-in.
After plug-in installation, activate the installed plug-in. The first thing you will be asked to do is Generate a free API key. This enables audit logging, integrity checking, email alerts, and other important features.
Adding a security question to your WordPress login screen makes it even harder for someone to get unauthorized access.
You can add security questions by installing the WP Security Questions plug-in. Upon activation, you need to visit the Settings » Security Questions page to configure the plug-in settings.
If you have a WordPress security plug-in installed, those plug-ins will routinely check for malware and signs of security breaches.
However, if you see a sudden drop in website traffic or search rankings, you may want to run a scan manually. You can use your WordPress security plug-in or use one of the malware and security scanners.
The two-factor authentication technique requires users to log in using a two-step authentication method. The first one is the username and password, and the second step requires you to authenticate using a separate device or app.
Most top online websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter allow you to enable it for your accounts. You can add the same functionality to your WordPress site.
First, you need to install and activate the Two Factor Authentication plug-in. Upon activation, you need to click on the ‘Two Factor Auth’ link in the WordPress admin sidebar.
We hope this article will help you to learn the top WordPress security best practices as well as discover the best WordPress security plugins for your website.