Some people tell you to move your wp-config. But after reading this lengthy Stack Exchange thread , I think the situation isn't quite as simple as many make it out to be In the end, it seems like there are some benefits that apply to rare situations where your server is misconfigured. But the common way people tell you to move it just move it one directory up can actually open up new vulnerabilities. You can read that thread and decide for yourself.
But my personal recommendation is to follow the official WordPress Codex , which just recommends restricting access to it by adding this code snippet to your. This video explains how to add code to your. By default, WordPress stores all the files that you upload to your media library in the uploads folder. Because this folder is generally just a repository for static files, there's no need to allow PHP execution in this folder.
Create a new. If that happens - no worries. Just go back and remove the code snippet that you just added and your site should start working fine. Directory browsing allows someone to view the contents of a folder on your server when there's no index file present. That's not good from a security perspective. If you're at a quality host, directory browsing should already be disabled by default. For example, SiteGround my host automatically blocks directory browsing from day one. To see if directory browsing is enabled on your server, try going to yoursite. Here's roughly what it should look like the exact error might be a bit different :.
But if you can see the contents of your uploads folder, you need to disable directory browsing by adding this short line to your. But if you aren't using any of the features , disabling it is still a good way to harden your site a little further. File permissions control what various entities can do with the files on your server. If you make them too permissive, they're a security risk. But if you make them too restrictive, your site won't be able to function properly. At most hosts, these should be the default permissions and you don't need to do anything manually. So while you can make sure that things are set up right, I think the really important takeaway is this:.
If you made it this far - congrats! I know I hit you with a ton of different settings and tweaks. Implement the many hardening principles that I discussed. Then, maintain your security philosophy when it comes to performing timely updates, taking regular backups, and choosing only quality plugins and themes. If you do that, your WordPress site should stay safe and secure. And that means you can focus on making more money instead of freaking out about a malware warning from Google! What a great and informative article. I use Wordfence plus IQ Block Country to deny access to all countries, except my own, to the backend of my site.
This article has given me a lot more to think about — thank you!
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Such a wonderful article Colin. That point no. I checked on my website and thank god it was blocked by default. Awesome, Colin. This is really a valuable article on WordPress security system. I use WordPress since , and from my experience, I know, its really a nice article in this section.
Thank you. This is an excellent post, Colin. Security is something that comes up with WordPress every now and then. This piece will be relevant for a long time to come. Great post again. I use most of the security plugins listed here but have the habit of taking backup manually. Looks like UpdraftPlus is a solution for it. Hi Colin, stellar post! I agree with WP is a philosophy, not a plugin.
You laid out an actionable checklist on how to secure a WordPress site. Off to share your article.
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The good thing about blogging these days is to follow young bloggers and you will get there faster than anyone thinks. Great post. You have covered this topic in a great way. Restrict Access To wp-config. Hey Robbin, you can use the Loginizer plugin that I mentioned. Or trying hiding your login page.
Thank you, Colin, for your response. Very detailed article. Also if you think your website has malware you can check your website using Sucuri scaner. Hi Colin, Thanks for sharing this detailed guide on WordPress Security I will apply these tips on my sites to increase the security of my site. Am indeed impressed Colin!.
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I never read a post on this topic before that is as detailed and indepth as this one. Thank for sharing your tip 8 which is about Cloudflare. I never Know Cloudflare Is a security tool, I will definitely go for it. Much appreciated. Thanks for sharing this detailed guide on WordPress Security. Please log in again. The login page will open in a new window. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. Always Be Updating 4. Pick Secure WordPress Hosting 4. Back Up Your Site Regularly 4. Consider Using Cloudflare 5. Disallow File Editing 5.
Block Execution In Uploads Folder 5. Block Directory Browsing 5. The XSS results in administrative access, which allows arbitrary changes to. WordPress through 5. An attacker who has privileges to crop an image can write the output image to an arbitrary directory via a filename containing two image extensions and.. WordPress before 4. An attacker with author privileges can execute arbitrary code by uploading a crafted image containing PHP code in the Exif metadata. Exploitation can leverage CVE WordPress version 4. This attack appears to be exploitable via thumbnail upload by an authenticated user and may require additional plugins in order to be exploited however this has not been confirmed at this time.
In WordPress before 4. The search engine could then index and display a user's e-mail address and rarely the password that was generated by default.
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Hacking education. Penetration testing. Born in Windsor, England, he's no relation. Olly lives with Eugenia, just off a beach in Valencia, Spain. Web-wise, Olly's a freelance content producer, web developer, and system administrator.