WordPress security for beginners

The Jetpack (a plug-in) blog has a pretty good WordPress Security for Beginners post which talks about what you need to do to keep your blog safe.

The TL;DR:

  • choose a good host
  • keep software updated (WP, plug-ins, themes)
  • use secure credentials
  • off-site backups
  • protect against brute force attacks
  • scan for malware
  • monitor for downtime
  • remove unused / not-maintain plug-ins or themes
  • use 2FA

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