Wordpress Updates - Protect Your Blog From Being HackedI have had two WordPress blogs hacked into in the past. That was at a time when I was doing very little internet marketing, and until I found time to address the situation (months later), these sites were penalised in the search engines. They were not removed, but the rankings were reduced.
By default, the latest version of WordPress is pretty darn secure. The development team of WordPress has considered anything that might have been added to some how to fix hacked wordpress site plugins. In the past , WordPress did have holes but now most of them are stuffed up.
Basically, it will all start with the basics. Try to use complex passwords. Use letters, numbers, special characters, and spaces and combine them to create a password. You could also use usernames that aren't here obvious.
You first need to create a new user with administrator rights, before you can delete the default admin account. To do this go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on User -> Create New User. Then enter all of the information you will need to enter.
As I (our untrue Joe the Hacker) know, people have far too many usernames and passwords to remember. You've got Twitter, Facebook, your online banking, LinkedIn, two blog logins, FTP, web hosting, etc. accounts which all include logins and passwords you will need to remember.
Implementing all the above will take less than an hour to complete, click here to read while creating your WordPress site more immune to intrusions. Websites were last year, mainly due to easily preventable security gaps. Have yourself prepared and you are likely to be on the safe side.