A few days ago, I posted an article on 5 bad habits to avoid when maintaining a WordPress site. This article continues those thoughts with 3 more bad habits that should also be avoided and some WordPress security tips to help you avoid them. All of the bad habits in this post are related to site security, hacking, and recovering from being hacked.
The best way to avoid the very bad situation of being the victim of hacking is to avoid the ways hackers can get to you in the first place. This means following WordPress site management best practices by using good usernames/user logins and maintaining strong password policies. And if they get past these first two lines of defense, have a backup to roll back to. So here is a more in depth discussion of the bad habits, and 3 WordPress security tips to avoid them. [Read more…]