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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conduct thorough SSL tests to guarantee the encryption strength of your website.
Regularly monitor website uptime to identify and address any potential downtime issues promptly.
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.
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.