WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Google blacklists around 10,000+ websites every day for malware and around 50,000 for phishing every week.
If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices. In this guide, we will share all the top WordPress security tips to help you protect your website against hackers and malware.

While WordPress core software is very secure, and it’s audited regularly by hundreds of developers, there is a lot that can be done to keep your site secure.
At WPBeginner, we believe that security is not just about risk elimination. It’s also about risk reduction. As a website owner, there’s a lot that you can do to improve your WordPress security (even if you’re not tech savvy).
We have a number of actionable steps that you can take to protect your website against security vulnerabilities.
To make it easy, we have created a table of content to help you easily navigate through our ultimate WordPress security guide.
Table of Contents
Basics of WordPress Security

Why WordPress Security is Important?
Keeping WordPress Updated
Passwords and User Permissions
The Role of Web Hosting

WordPress Security in Easy Steps (No Coding)

Install a WordPress Backup Solution
Best WordPress Security Plugin
Enable Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Move WordPress Site to SSL/HTTPS

WordPress Security for DIY Users

Change the Default “admin” username
Disable File Editing
Disable PHP File Execution
Limit Login Attempts
Add Two Factor Authentication
Change WordPress Database Prefix
Password Protect WP-Admin and Login
Disable Directory Indexing and Browsing
Disable XML-RPC in WordPress
Automatically log out Idle Users
Add Security Questions to