We all know, WordPress is one of the most popular platforms. Because of its sheer volume and the number of WordPress sites online it’s one of the most hacked CMS on the web.
Getting hacked is one of the most exasperating experiences one can have. If you’re worried about your WordPress site’s security we will get you covered in the best possible way. We know exactly how stressful it can be, not to mention the impact it has on your business.
Once hacked, the hackers can use the website to run all kinds of malicious activities, like- stealing your data, selling illegal products, send spam emails, and the list goes on. There is a lot to lose, from losing your customers to getting blacklisted by some of the search engines, your sales will also take a hit.
Our team at CGCOLORS helps website owners, agency partners, and freelance partners prevent and repair website hacks. Whether you need us to manage 1 website or support 1000 clients, we’ve got your back.
Try and locate which security weakness did the hackers exploit to gain the access to your WordPress. At this stage avoid changing your passwords or files, this might alarm the hackers, things could go worse.
Many of the good hosting companies are really helpful in such situations. Chances are they faced the same kind of a situation and with an experienced staff they will be well-equipped to help. Get in touch with them and follow their advice, they will provide you the backdoor to your website
You don’t want visitors finding your site in this state and you also wouldn’t want them seeing your site getting fixed.
So, put it into maintenance mode if you can
A plugin like coming soon & maintenance mode will help you put your site into maintenance mode.
If your plugins are not updated regularly, there is a chance that hackers could use outdated files to access your WordPress site. Once they’re in they can create a backdoor to more easily access your site in the future.
This is why it becomes important to have a WordPress security audit plugin installed on your website. To help you pinpoint any backdoors or malicious code installed on your website without your permission, make sure you install and activate WordPress security plugin that will regularly scan your website. These plugins will easily locate the backdoor and then you can remove it manually.
It is important for you to check the user permissions for WordPress users. Double check only you and your team has access to admin accounts and that the permissions of other users haven’t been tampered with.
If a password generator is available, be sure to use it to ensure your password is strong, unique and not easy for hackers to find it.
Change all your passwords related to your WordPress site. Then change your secret keys to reassure that your WordPress website is safe and secure.
To make a complete backup of your database, you can do the following.
You can use a plugin to backup your database.
You can store your database and store it into your PC via PHP my admin. Export the complete database easily. Store this in the same folder as above or make a different one according to your preference.
Once you’ve taken these precautions, and followed the tips and strategies outlined in this article, you can be sure the chances of your website being hacked will get reduced dramatically. And even if it does get hacked, you can finally have a peace of mind that no matter how strong an attack your website faces, you’ll always be able to restore it back to its former glory.
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