It’s never been easier to set up and create your own WordPress blog, site or online shop. Indeed, one only need look at WordPress providers like this to see how comprehensive and simple the process has become for the average user.
But in light of recent news regarding vulnerabilities identified in several WordPress plugins, the question has to be asked: How safe is your WordPress site?
Well, the answer, unfortunately, is that in a world full of hackers, there are a number of ways virtual fraudsters can gain access to your WordPress administrator panel. The following is one surefire way you can safeguard your WordPress site from internet nasties.
You can eliminate hackers from entering your WordPress backend by using a WordPress plugin named WP Admin Block. It comes completely free of charge and you can find it in the WordPress plugin catalogue.
Here’s what it does
The WP Admin Block redirects anyone who attempts to enter the admin panel who doesn’t have the right to access the homepage. This is all down to a secret and unique URL in the form of http://website.com/wp-login.php?access=SECRET_KEY. The secret key is created by the admin once you install the WP Admin Block plugin. A big tip is to bookmark that page so that you can see it with your own eyes afterwards.
Setting up the WP Admin Block plugin
Setting up this plugin is relatively simple. To start, enter your WordPress backend and go to the section marked Plugins. Click on Add New and type out WP Admin Block before clicking on Install.
Then you need to head for the Tools menu so you can activate the WP Block option by clicking on it. Now you’ll be asked to enter a password, so in order to make it as secure as possible think of something original and personal to you, with a mix of numbers, upper and lower case letters, and any other type of character the WP Admin Block plugin will allow.
Once you have it, hit Save Changes to finish the installation and setup process to begin enjoying your WordPress site with its newfound protection.
And if you ever forget your key or lock yourself out of your site, go to the admin panel by going to your server via FTP. Head to the /plugins folder in the /wp-content folder and delete the /wp-admin-block folder so you can once again get into your site.
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