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WordPress Security & Maintenance for your Website

As I said in the last newsletter, the world wide web isn’t what it used to be. When I first started making wordpress websites, security wasn’t such  an issue, at least to my knowledge. I have recently read so much about the importance of having a security plugin on your website to keep it from being hacked into, that I feel a responsibility to you, my clients, to offer a service to keep your website secure. See below for details

There are a few key factors in a basic plan of securing a website. I have studied a lot recently about important strategies and plugins to do the job. I have decided to use the free IThemes Security plugin. The other important action necessary for a secure site is regular plugin and wordpress core updating.

Here is what the iThemes plugin claims:

iThemes Security Is The #1 WordPress Security Plugin

iThemes Security gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software.

Most WordPress admins don’t know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to lock down WordPress, fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With advanced features for experienced users, our WordPress security plugin can help harden WordPress.

iThemes Brute Force Attack Protection Network

iThemes Security takes brute force attack protection to the next level by banning users who have tried to break into other sites from breaking into yours. The iThemes Brute Force Attack Protection Network will automatically report IP addresses of failed login attempts and will block them for a length of time necessary to protect your site based on the number of sites that have seen a similar attack.

You can read more on the plugin site here.

For the intial installation of the iThemes security plugin, updating the wordpress core and all plugins the price is $60 paypable with PayPal by clicking on the button below.

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