What If Your WordPress Blog Gets Hacked? [Infographic]

WordPress platform has experienced some wide-spread hacker attacks recently. They have been targeting mainly blogs and websites with default "admin" login name.

Wordpress can be very easily used, thus people tend to forget about the security issues. Most people have no idea about hacks and why they're dangerous.

In fact, WordPress has many different loopholes that attract different hackers who are ready to take down your blog at any time.

hacked wordpress what to do

Here are some of the tips to keep in mind:

  1. Always keep your WordPress updated.
  2. Change default "admin" login username to something more complex.
  3. Use extremely strong passwords with some uncommon symbols like }\]©@$.
  4. Use two factor authentication.
  5. Keep your plugins and themes updated.
  6. Backup your entire WordPress blog/site twice in a year, or better yet - once a month.

Infographic by StartBloggingOnline.com

16 comments to "What If Your WordPress Blog Gets Hacked? [Infographic]"

Peter P June 7, 2013 at 3:42 AM    

Wow, Cool infographic!

Can you point out some good security plugins that people should use to prevent hackers?

Frank Cern June 7, 2013 at 10:39 AM    

My wordpress blog actually got hacked once...went the route of two stage verification after that experience.

Myhox Network June 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM    

how to actually protect the Wordpress blog from hackers? i'm little bit serious about this common phenomenon.

Unknown June 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM    

Very Informative article. I have lost my last blog and then some spammers from Russia killed it. i could not do anything. Thanks for the help.

Hatimi Tahirruddin June 9, 2013 at 12:02 AM    

hope to have some plugin recommendation also...anyway nice infographic... :)

Adnan Ali June 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM    

Great Info Graphics We need a good security plugins that will prevent hackers to our Website can you Prefer any thing Please Explain.

dipak June 12, 2013 at 2:26 AM    

great post

Colin McGraw June 12, 2013 at 2:49 PM    

A hacked WP site is no fun. and when you find out by seeing a site's meta-desc crammed with phrama keywords it really sucks. Staying away from old, unsupported themes and keeping everything current for sure.

Jamie P June 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM    

Awesome infographics with detailed information in an appropriate way. Found it useful. Thank you!

Boost your site seo June 23, 2013 at 4:22 AM    

This is a very useful info.

But it will be of great help to you if you stop using those plugins that require you to enter your wordpress login account and also be carefull with applications you are authorizing your wordpress blog with.

Just for security reasons

GeekSays July 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM    

Amazing Infographics. I am agree with you that one should use two-factor authorization to protect its WordPress blog / website. I have seen many of my clients using "admin" as a default administrator users that leads them into later problems.

Plaban July 5, 2013 at 2:43 PM    

Many WordPress sites are getting hacked. But if we follow some basic precautions like using some good security plugins, strong passwords etc we can protect our blogs to some extent.

Rahul July 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM    

for securing my wordpress blog i mainly use some plugins like better wp security, bullet proof security and wordfence. Also follows some basic tips like strong username and password.

Surendra Mishra August 17, 2013 at 2:10 AM    

Infographic presentation tell more than words. It saves time, I have shared it in my circle.

Unknown August 22, 2013 at 3:26 AM    

Many WordPress sites are getting hacked. But if we follow some basic precautions like using some good security plugins, strong passwords etc we can protect our blogs to some extent.

Nik Cree August 27, 2013 at 5:07 AM    

Great infographic!

I 'borrowed' some of it for a presentation I did recently to a Web Designers meetup called "30 Point Guide To Better WordPress Security" covering off everything that should be done to secure a WordPress site against hackers.

If owners did just a few of these things, I would not be getting calls every week to dehack Wordpress sites. The worst offenders are sometimes designers and developers who hand sites over to clients without first securing them.

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