Security for Directory Websites

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Let’s Talk Security

Unfortunately there are many hackers and spam that can use the submission forms to get into your website and do some harmful damage. But what a lot of people who build websites dont know are the different type of threats, security measures, and solutions. Even though one builtin or plugin might say security doesn’t mean they do everything (they were not all built equal)

There are different types of threats out there:

  • Malware
  • Exploits
  • Viruses
  • Hackers
  • Hosting Service Errors

Here are a few problems and there solutions to look for while managing your WordPress website. 

Problem:

One problem can be fake registrations and malicious programs that circulate into your emails, comments and ads. This mostly includes your signups and submission forms when talking about directory websites.

Solution:

WPCaptcha: This stands for Complete Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. I’m sure you have been forced to tell a computer you are human by something (clicking on a picture, typing certain letters). Well this is the ready to-go system used to stop fake registrations.

Can still be defeated. by machine learning algorithms, but for the most part it works.

Thankfully with premium themes it can come included.

With all our themes you can easily activate by going to the Dashboard >> Tevolution >> Settings >> General Settings>> Captcha and fill the following form to activate it.

WP Security: allows for manual approval, and also allows for certain protection from certain IP addresses that have been deemed as a security hazard.


Problem:

Need even more registration security such as email notification, and SMS. This is needed to verify email addresses when registering so your users are not using fake email addresses. These can lead to bounce rates, and threats to security of your website.

Solution:

Two factor authentication is the way to go.

Google Authenticator Login, iThemes Security


Problem:

Extra Security for user accounts

Even though you have protection for your website through registration and logins there are still ways for hackers to swoop in. Especially if you are going to have delicate information for your users you need an even better system

Solution:

This can include password strengthening, display name variation from user account name. WP Security


Problem:

Websites crash, hackers hack, and something might go wrong at anytime with the hosting service. You need to back-up your website and keep those files secure. You will also need to have access to it whenever you may need it (restore)

Solution:

VaultPress, BlogVault


Problem:

Already Hacked Website

Many things can be factor in when you have a hacked website, with it being frustrating process you need to clean up the mess and do it instantly. Its always a pain if you have to stop your entire website, lose your data and takes days for the removal to work.

Solution:

Malcare Plugin, Sucuri


Problem:

Blocking Spammers

This is an issues with blog content, or anything that is posted where spammers can attach and ruin your reputation.

Solution:

VaultPress, iThemes


Problem:

Site Migration:

Moving your site might seem like a far fetched idea when you are just starting your website, but it can quickly become a much needed solution.

You may find you need to move it to a more reliable host, less expensive, or one with faster loading time.

Solution:

VaultPress, BlogVault


No Security Problems?

You just want to keep it that way. The biggest step to ensuring a secure website is to completely prevent it. Scanning your website for detection can be an efficient and easy way to save money and time

Solution:

Malcare plugin, Sucuri, WP Security, iThemes Security Anti-Malware Security

 

Complete list of the top security plugins for WordPress.

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