Last year and a half taught us that WordPress security should not be taken lightly by any means. Between 15% and 20% of the world's high traffic websites are powered by WordPress. The fact it is an Open Source platform and everyone has access to its Source Code makes it a tempting prey for hackers.
My first step isn't one you have to take but I was helped by it. I had a good old style pity party. I cried and railed against the evil hackers (that where probably 13 and smarter then me.) And then I did before I started my site, what I should have done. And here is where I want you to start also. Learn hacked. The attractive thing about fix malware problems free and why so many people recommend because it is easy to learn, it is. Unfortunately, that can also be a detriment to the health of our sites. We have to learn how to put in a security fence.
Protect your login credentials - Do not keep your login credentials where they might be found by a hacker. Store them off, and even offline. Roboform is for protecting them very good . Food for thought!
It's a WordPress plugin. They are drop dead simple to install, have all the features you need for a job such as this, and are relatively cheap, especially when compared to having to employ someone to get this done for you.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for self-hosted blogs and websites. While WordPress is pretty secure from the box, there are always going to be individuals who wish to make trouble by finding a way to split into accounts or sites find to cause harm or inject hidden spammy links. That's why it's important to be sure that your WordPress installation is as safe as possible.
There is another problem you have with WordPress. People always know they could visit your login form and where they can login and try a different combination of passwords and user accounts outside. In order to prevent this from happening you need to set up Login Lockdown. It's a plugin that only lets users attempt to login with a wrong password three times. Following that the IP address will be banned from the server for a specific amount of time.