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Security advice for WordPress

By jason5
Jul 2, 2011
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  1. hi guys,
    i'm jason5. I recently had to download & delete my old wordpress website because of constant hacking and spam pluggins. I'm ready start work on another wordpress site but i'm worried the samething will happen again. can anyone advise me on the best way to secure a wordpress site.
    thanks jason5
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    your problem is not wordpress per se, but the security of the webhosting site.
    The web server needs to be secured and then YOU need to be sure that the
    directory permissions are not wide open ( rwxrwxrwx is really dumb) when you upload pages.

    The other major issue is any forms that invoke SQL database actions - -
    you need to know how to prevent "Sql Injection" attacks.
     


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