In a recent post, I discussed the importance of securing your WordPress powered website. We talked about strong passwords, and we talked about database table name prefixes. I referenced some tools that would assist you with the above.
This article will expand on the process of changing your database table prefixes and show you exactly how it’s done. Best of all, anyone can do it easily with the plugin I’m going to show you.
Recommended Security Plugin
The name is WP Security Scan and is freely available in the WordPress plugin repository. This plugin scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.
It does more than just that though, and it one of the first plugins I install.
What Does It Do?
As mentioned above, this plugin scans your installation, but it also offers suggestions on what corrective actions you can take such as:
- File permissions
- Database security
- Version hiding
- WordPress admin protection/security
- Removes WP Generator META tag from core code
Should You Trust This Plugin?
This plugin is developed, updated and maintained by WebsiteDefender.com
WebsiteDefender.com is developed by Acunetix. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is used by international companies and organizations such as the US Air Force. To learn more about WebsiteDefender.com go here.
There are also many independent reviews that discuss Acunetix. Visit the Acunetix blog for more information.
How to Setup and Use WP Security Scan
In the video below, I’ll walk you through the settings of the WP Security Scan plugin. You’ll see just how powerful and easy this plugin makes it to add some extra levels of security to your WordPress powered online business website.
After watching this tutorial, you will understand why you need this plugin, how to use it, and be ready to install and activate it on your own site.