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Understanding WordPress Security from the ground up

Apr 25, 2020

This is meant to be an evolving document as I get time to update it and add more information. Keeping your WordPress site safe can be explained in simple terms that any lay person can understand. There is no need for then“complicated” technical jargon its just a series of well defined security principles that have […]

Why was my WordPress site hacked?

Apr 25, 2020

Why would anyone be interested in my site? In recent years hackers have banded together in part thanks to a lively market for logins, passwords, and just about any type of record that a hacker can use to earn profits from. They are no longer interested in just one or two logins when there are […]

Securing WordPress Sites

Apr 25, 2020

We take the security of our sites (and our customers) seriously. Our primary focus is dealing with agencies of varying sizes on just about any of their technology needs but one of our specialties is securing and optimizing your WordPress site(s). At any given time we are working with WordPress sites across dozens of servers. […]

Most common Security Problems with WordPress and how to fix them

Apr 25, 2020

Problem #1 People running out-of-date themes and plugins. There are literally millions of hacks waiting to happen and the bad guys can get step by step instructions on how to hack your site. Answer: Update your site bi-weekly or when an exploit that effects plugins you are using is released. Problem #2 Sadly enough most […]

11 things about your website you need to keep in a secure location

Apr 25, 2020

The first step of any disaster recovery plan is to record all the important information you might need in the event of an emergency. Here are the top 11. ITEM 1 Your Server Control Panel Login Information Whether you use cPanel, Plesk, ServerCP, or some other control panel, you have to login to access the […]

Steps to take if your website is hacked

Apr 25, 2020

Step 1 Take the site offline with .htaccess Add this to your HTACCESS make sure the down.php exists. RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / #add exception for your IP address RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !¹¹¹\.111\.111\.111$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/down\.php$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /site-offine.php [L] Step 2 Take a full backup of your compromised site and database You can use phpMyAdmin or […]

  • What is Hardenedwp

    Hardened Wordpress specializes in securing Wordpress websites from malicious attacks. Our proprietary systems secure your site and prevents hackers from damaging your online reputation with a comprehensive approach that includes automated malware scans, automated repairs and backups.