Hardening WordPress Website Security: An Expert 20-Point Checkup

In today’s dynamic digital landscape, safeguarding your WordPress website is crucial. DS Digital Media, recognized as WordPress security expert, offers a comprehensive 20-Point WordPress Security Checkup to fortify your online presence. This thorough checkup, led by our adept team, goes beyond conventional measures, addressing key checkpoints to significantly enhance your WordPress security and stability.

Wordpress 20-Point Security Checklist

¬†Through a meticulous website security audit, we identify vulnerabilities, ensuring a robust defense against emerging threats. The result is a concise yet insightful website security report, encapsulating findings and recommendations. Trust DS Digital Media’s expertise to fortify your WordPress security with a tailored approach, securing your digital assets effectively.

20 Point Checkup

Current and Stable WordPress and PHP Versions

Keep your WordPress installation and PHP version up to date to leverage the latest security patches and enhancements.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Enable WAF and limit port scans to only essential ports (80 and 443) to thwart malicious activities.

WordPress Plugin Updates

Regularly update WordPress plugins and discreetly hide version information from the public eye.

DDoS Testing

Evaluate your website’s resilience against Volumetric, Protocol, and Application layer DDoS attacks.

Malware Scanning & Protection

Implement robust malware scanning mechanisms to detect and eliminate potential threats.

Blacklist Checks

Regularly check and mitigate any blacklisting issues that could affect your website’s reputation.

HTTP Security Policies

Implement Referrer and Permissions policies to control HTTP security aspects effectively.

Login Security

Ensure a secure login environment with unique admin usernames, customized login URLs, Google reCaptcha, 2FA, and strong password policies.

WordPress Backend Security

Detect file changes, update WordPress salts, and employ brute force detection mechanisms.

Additional Backend Measures

Disable file editing, XML-RPC, and consider changing the WordPress database prefix for added security.

Brute Force Prevention

Implement measures to prevent brute force attacks on your WordPress site.

SSL Tests

Conduct thorough SSL tests to guarantee the encryption strength of your website.

Uptime Monitor

Regularly monitor website uptime to identify and address any potential downtime issues promptly.

Scheduled Backups

Establish a reliable backup system to ensure quick recovery in the event of data loss or security incidents.

Web Security Headers

Configure essential security headers such as X-Frame-Options, X-Content-Type, Strict-Transport-Security, and Content Security Policy.

HTTP2 Test

Verify the compatibility, performance and security benefits of HTTP2 on your WordPress site.

Review Visible Files and Directories

Regularly review and secure visible files and directories to prevent unauthorized access.

Check for Suspicious Scripts

Scan your website for any suspicious scripts that may compromise its integrity.

Google Safe Browsing Test

Pass the Google Safe Browsing test to ensure your website’s reputation and user safety.

403 Authorization for WordPress Admin and Login Page

Implement an additional layer of security by password-protecting your WordPress admin and login pages at the web server level.

By addressing each of these 20 checkpoints, you will achieve a robust defense against potential threats and ensure a safe and trustworthy online experience for your visitors. With DS Digital Media you can safeguard your digital assets. We will work through each checkpoint and then provide a comprehensive report and a score out of 20.

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