How to keep your Wordpress site secure

How to keep your WordPress website secure

March 31, 2024

With WordPress commanding the digital presence of over 74.6 million websites worldwide, its popularity as a go-to content management system (CMS) is unmatched. Specifically, 18.9% of these websites choose, the self-hosted platform that I personally recommend for its robust features and user-friendly interface. This represents approximately 14 million websites that benefit from WordPress’s intuitive design, allowing even those without programming knowledge to manage their sites efficiently. For WordPress site owners, prioritizing security is essential to safeguard against potential vulnerabilities. In this article, I share some foundational, yet easy, ways to keep your WordPress site secure.

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Customize Your Login URL

Security best practices advise against sticking with default settings, particularly for your login URL. The standard /wp-login is easily guessable, making it a prime target for unauthorized access attempts. By customizing your login page to a unique URL, you obscure the entry point to your website, enhancing its security.

Opt for a Unique Username

The default ‘admin’ username is an open invitation to hackers. Adopting a unique username can thwart brute force attacks, where automated systems attempt countless combinations to crack your password. This simple change can significantly bolster your site’s defenses.

Disable XML-RPC

XML-RPC facilitates communication with external applications but has become a notable security risk. Disabling it can prevent targeted attacks, especially if the functionalities it supports are not in use on your site.

Stay Vigilant with Updates

Regular updates are the cornerstone of a secure website. Like maintaining a vehicle, your website needs constant care to prevent vulnerabilities. The WordPress community’s dedication to enhancing security means updates are frequent but essential for your site’s integrity.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Adding a second layer of security through two-factor authentication can make unauthorized access exponentially more difficult. This method, often involving a code sent to your mobile device, adds a robust barrier against potential breaches.

Implement an SSL Certificate

An SSL certificate encrypts data transfer between your site and its users, an indispensable security measure for any website that processes sensitive information. This encryption is critical for maintaining privacy and trust.

Cyber Trust and Cyber Essentials Certification

At Digipixel Pte. Ltd., we don’t just talk about security; we embody it through our Cyber Trust and Cyber Essentials certifications. These certifications are testament to our commitment to maintaining the highest security standards, offering our clients peace of mind that their digital presence is protected against a broad spectrum of cyber threats. By partnering with us, you’re not just getting a website; you’re securing a fortified digital asset designed to withstand the evolving challenges of the cyber landscape.


The most common causes of website breaches are preventable through strong passwords, regular updates, and strategic security practices. Beyond these measures, Digipixel Pte. Ltd. brings added assurance through our Cyber Trust and Cyber Essentials certifications, highlighting our dedication to cybersecurity excellence. These certifications underscore our commitment to not only developing and maintaining secure websites but also to fostering a secure digital environment for our clients. Choose Digipixel Pte. Ltd. for a website that’s not just visually appealing and functional but also secure and trusted in the digital realm.

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