Upgrades - Protect Your Site From Being Hacked

I have had two WordPress blogs hacked into in the past. That was at a time when I was doing very little internet marketing, and until I found time to address the situation (months later), these sites were penalised in the search engines. They were not removed, but the rankings were reduced.



The fix malware problem Codex has an outline of what permissions are acceptable. Directory and file permissions can be changed through an FTP client or within the page from your hosting company.

There are numerous ways to pull this off, and many involve re-establishing more and databases and FTPing files, exporting and copying. Some of them are very complex, so it's imperative that you go for the best one. Then you may want to look into using a plugin for WordPress backups if you are not of the persuasion that is technical.

Exclude pages - This plugin adds a checkbox,"include this page in menus", which can be checked by default. If you uncheck it, the page won't appear in any listings of webpages (which contains, and is ordinarily restricted to, your page navigation menus).

As I (our untrue Joe the Hacker) know, people have way too many usernames and passwords to remember. You've got Twitter, Facebook, your online banking, LinkedIn, two site logins, FTP, web hosting, etc. accounts which all come with logins and passwords you will need to content remember.

Of course you can install plugins to make your shop like share buttons or automated backup plugin. That's all. Your shop is up and running!

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