Tips on How to Keep Your Blog Secure

The maintenance of WordPress blog is one of the most effective and exciting ways of connecting to the people. You can use it for communication with   the existing customers as well as attracting others in to the business.  This notwithstanding, the hosting of blog  in  the website presents some  security issues  that you have to address  if you want to protect  your site  and privacy of the readers as well.

The following are some vital tips of how to keep your blog safe from any potential harm

Create unique password: you should create pas word that is easy for you to remember but very difficult for others to guess.  You should avoid using the names of popular places, people or things as passwords. Also avoid the popularly used passwords such as yourname, password, letmein, 12345, abcde, ABCDE, etc. Your password should be made up of both letters and words in lower and uppercase.  It should also be made up at least 8 characters or more. A good password should for example be r0T#y7Xn or something like 8pOb3r9A

Change the password regularly: you should change your password after some period of time and create another unique one which is easy for you to remember but very difficult for the hackers to guess.  How often to change the password depends on the security risks that your blog is exposed to.

Update your software regularly:  for those who use WordPress and other blogging software, they should download and regularly apply the updates. If you do not know how to do this, you can hire a professional to do it for you. Outdated software cannot counter the latest security risks and thus makes your blog more vulnerable to attacks by hackers, worms and viruses.  You also need to insist on using the latest version of blog software.

Install plug-ins:  the plug-ins help the bloggers in maintaining the better control of blogs and thereby making it less cumbersome doing the necessary changes.  There are special plug-ins for the management of the placing of ads, optimization of blogs for search engines ranking, eradicating spam and the management of comments.

You need to note that plug-ins are quite useful but they can also pose some security threats.  You especially need to be very careful in downloading plug-ins. The plug-ins from untrusted sources may infect your blog with malicious programs, viruses or worms in your blog.

Separate the users:  some bloggers tend to care a common name and password for their writers. If you plan to hire others persons to write and post content in to your blog, you need to separate them by ensuring that each has his own username and password.  Unless you fully trust the writer should not give them all the privileges of an administrator.  This is important in avoiding changes (even if they are not malicious) that you may not want in your blog.

Be wary of free widgets or templates:  in every blogging platform you will find many colorful templates that you can use.  You can use these templates to customize your blog outlook and distinguish it from the many others over the internet.  There are some people that insert malicious codes in to the free templates that template files that they have created.

When you are downloading templates, you should be very careful and wary.  You need to take careful look at template code.  Before implementing any template code, you should check to confirm that it does not have pop-ups or ads that are embedded in its text.  Ensure that you use only the trusted sources of codes when you are downloading widgets or templates.

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Tips on How to Keep Your Blog Secure

The maintenance of WordPress blog is one of the most effective and exciting ways of connecting to the people. You can use it for communication with   the existing customers as well as attracting others in to the business.  This notwithstanding, the hosting of blog  in  the website presents some  security issues  that you have to address  if you want to protect  your site  and privacy of the readers as well.

The following are some vital tips of how to keep your blog safe from any potential harm

Create unique password: you should create pas word that is easy for you to remember but very difficult for others to guess.  You should avoid using the names of popular places, people or things as passwords. Also avoid the popularly used passwords such as yourname, password, letmein, 12345, abcde, ABCDE, etc. Your password should be made up of both letters and words in lower and uppercase.  It should also be made up at least 8 characters or more. A good password should for example be r0T#y7Xn or something like 8pOb3r9A

Change the password regularly: you should change your password after some period of time and create another unique one which is easy for you to remember but very difficult for the hackers to guess.  How often to change the password depends on the security risks that your blog is exposed to.

Update your software regularly:  for those who use WordPress and other blogging software, they should download and regularly apply the updates. If you do not know how to do this, you can hire a professional to do it for you. Outdated software cannot counter the latest security risks and thus makes your blog more vulnerable to attacks by hackers, worms and viruses.  You also need to insist on using the latest version of blog software.

Install plug-ins:  the plug-ins help the bloggers in maintaining the better control of blogs and thereby making it less cumbersome doing the necessary changes.  There are special plug-ins for the management of the placing of ads, optimization of blogs for search engines ranking, eradicating spam and the management of comments.

You need to note that plug-ins are quite useful but they can also pose some security threats.  You especially need to be very careful in downloading plug-ins. The plug-ins from untrusted sources may infect your blog with malicious programs, viruses or worms in your blog.

Separate the users:  some bloggers tend to care a common name and password for their writers. If you plan to hire others persons to write and post content in to your blog, you need to separate them by ensuring that each has his own username and password.  Unless you fully trust the writer should not give them all the privileges of an administrator.  This is important in avoiding changes (even if they are not malicious) that you may not want in your blog.

Be wary of free widgets or templates:  in every blogging platform you will find many colorful templates that you can use.  You can use these templates to customize your blog outlook and distinguish it from the many others over the internet.  There are some people that insert malicious codes in to the free templates that template files that they have created.

When you are downloading templates, you should be very careful and wary.  You need to take careful look at template code.  Before implementing any template code, you should check to confirm that it does not have pop-ups or ads that are embedded in its text.  Ensure that you use only the trusted sources of codes when you are downloading widgets or templates.

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