Over the next series of articles, I will show you some ways to protect your WordPress against attack. If you are running a WordPress site you have probably had some experience with hacks or attempted hacks. They can be merely a nuisance or they can be pretty dangerous – if the hacker manages to do something like add a phishing scamA Phishing Scam is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity, like a bank. to your site.
In this first article I’m going to show you, step-by-step, how to protect your WordPress against attack by locking down your WordPress admin login with some .htaccessA .htaccess file is often used to specify security restrictions for a directory, hence the filename “access”. rules to prevent unauthorized login attempts.