3 easy steps that can make your wordpress login secure

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Here are some simple steps you can take to secure your WordPress login from hackers.

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS(Content Management System) currently on the internet. Currently WordPress is used for thousands of websites around the world.

A common problem faced by most WordPress site owners is attacks by hackers. Here are some simple steps you can take to secure your WordPress site.

Use a strong password

A common mistake done by most site owners is using a weak password for the admin user account. This makes easier for hackers to find your password. Use a strong password mixed with capital letters, special characters and numbers. Password strength meter in latest WordPress release will help you to measure the strength of your password.

Limit login attempts

One way of hacking is to use an automated tool to do a dictionary attack. WordPress do not have any limit on login retry attempts. Therefore a hacker can easily try thousands of password combinations until get the correct password.

You can solve this issue by limiting number of attempts that can try to log in to an account. There are many plugins that can lock an account after a number of failed attempts. User Locker by Daniel Frużyński is a plugin that can be used for this.

Use captcha for login

Using a captcha for login also can secure the WordPress login. This will restrict any automated script from trying log in to your site. You can use Captcha plugin by BestWebSoft for this.

Summary

Default wordpress login do not provide functionality to prevent hackers from disctionary attacks. But following above mentioned steps can make your wordpress login more secure.

There are many other steps that can make wordpress login more secure. Comment below and share your knowledge with all :)

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