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  • I’d like to know some security measures that should necessarily be implemented on self-hosted WordPress. I recently set up a website that has sensitive content and I expect that the website will receive attacks.

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  • Moderator keesiemeijer



    The article about Hardening WordPress is a great place to begin, and you will need FTP (or preferably SFTP) access and a local application such as FileZilla to make good use of it. To continue that process, I find Bulletproof Security very convenient for htaccess security, and it will let you easily add Custom Code right at your Dashboard. After securing your site at its entrances, a plugin such as Wordfence Security can scan all WordPress files and warn you whenever any file no longer matches the WordPress repositories for core files, themes and plugins. Then, Wordfence also has some useful firewall features to help deal with certain brute-force attempts and over-aggressive robots.

    Thank you, keesiemeijer and leejosepho.

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