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How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2



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How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2

In this installment of this tutorial about keeping a wordpress blog secure I'll share tricks about wordpress accounts. Without further delay, let me start listing tricks you need to know to keep your wordpress blog from getting hacked, by a hacker or a programmer.

How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2

  • Display Name & Login Name: Display name is like stage name, that is when a user writes an article on your blog and publishes it, the name shown to outside world is known as display name. Login name is secret and only known to admin and actual writer. When you create a new account for author or editor in your blog, make sure you have different identifiers (names) for display name and login name. In wordpress, by default, display name is same as login name. When you keep them different, it will make harder for hacker to guess login name. You can refer to previous episode (https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...ure-part-1.2757/) of this tutorial, to understand how to change username from display name.
    How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2

  • Wordpress accounts: You should know about various types of accounts wordpress offer to you as its customer. You need to use one or the other type of account based on requirement. Following are the pre-defined types of accounts in wordpress,
    1. Super Admin: The person who has access to everything ! It includes permission to access site network administration features. This role is handy if you have more than one blog under one account.
    2. Admin: The user who has access to all administration features (like adding new post, deleting new post, editing a post, installing plugins, etc.) within a single site/blog. So, if you have only one blog under one account, then Admin = Super Admin.
    3. Editor: A user with this type of role can manage (add, delete and edit) all the post in a blog. He/She will have the ability to modify others post as well. It is similar to moderator role in a forum.
      How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2

    4. Author: User who can add, publish, delete or edit his/her post only. So, editor is just one step ahead in hierarchy. Similar to a normal user who post in a forum.
    5. Contributor: User who can add, delete and edit his/her post but not publish those post. It is similar to scenario which we see in moderated forums, were user post something and we see message from board that post will be published once moderator approves your post.
    6. Subscriber: A user who has only read only permission ! He/she can't modify any post wordpress blog.
      How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2


I would suggest to create at least one account in each category for yourself to get an idea about there abilities. It will also, help you in understanding how these type of accounts help keeping hackers away.
  • Use Different Accounts: Create a separate account, with lower permissions than admin like author account, for posting through public computers. Sometimes you might want to share a quick thought with your viewers, but you don't have access to your personal laptop or desktop. In these situations, you tend to use your friends pc or go to cafeteria to share your thought. Suppose you use your admin account and your friends pc or public pc is compromised, then you might loose your admin account and your blog as well. So, always use some account which has less permissions than admin to post through public PC/laptop.
    How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2


    The tutorial on keeping wordpress safe doesn't end with this installment. I'll come back with 3rd chapter soon. So, stay tuned to Webmaster Tutorials.

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blueeyes

Thanks Shek. These are some great tutorials that you have posted.




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angie828

Wonderful post on keeping us safe.




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shek

You are welcome How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2.
BTW, for benefit of everyone, I've shared next installment of this tutorial series at https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...ure-part-3.2789/

Hope you will like that episode as well ;)




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angie828

You are welcome How to keep your wordpress blog Safe & Secure - Part 2.
BTW, for benefit of everyone, I've shared next installment of this tutorial series at https://www.seoclerks.com/forum/th...ure-part-3.2789/

Hope you will like that episode as well ;)


Shek all your work is wonderful. What is there not to love ;)




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MikeQ

This is really a great tutorial I would say.

Activating Akismet plugin on your Wordpress blog would really help a lot in removing spam..




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Miken34

Great post. Another good one from Shek! He seems to know what he is really talking about.




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tionna

So important to keep a blog secure. Nice tutorial here.




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ralph101

Thanks so much Shek...great job as always.




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vinaya

I run multiple wordpress sites and I found these tips very useful and informative. Word defence is a good wordpress security plugin that blocks spammers, scammers and hackers. I have this plugin installed on my wordpress sites. Use captcha plugin to stop spammers from spamming in the comment section.
I also set my login name and user name different.




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Barida

I must say that the act of blogging is one every blogger should be really careful about so as to end up losing all the works he/she has done to ordinary hackers or some other persons that don't want to see him excel. Nice tips for securing our blogs.




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