Hi guys I think you are little bit confused to protect your word press installation and here we are going to provide you a complete guide where you can customize your WordPress installation and protect yourWordPress.
Here we will be discussing about 10 crucial points where you have to protect your WordPress installation.
Standard ways to Protect your WordPress installation
First and fore most thing is protecting WordPress login.
Here we are going to block hackers that intrude our WordPress site. So here w use a plugin called Simple LoginLockdown protect WordPress site. By usage of this plugin you can easily limit attempts from IP for some particular time span. You can also add two-factor authentication which helps you to protect and make hacker to confuse. The other best one is you can login with your email ID into your word press installation. Or else you can protect Wordpress by changing WordPress admin URL.
Remove login link from WordPress theme Protect your WordPress installation
Some word press themes will have login URL in theme, so you have to find theme and remove from WordPress theme.
Add a password-protected directory for wp-admin folder to Protect your WordPress installation.
This is a simple process and all the popular sites also follow this of protecting wp-admin folder. This is the easiest way to protect wp-admin folder to protect via CPanel.
Update WordPress, themes and plugins to Protect your WordPress installation.
The WordPress team will be continuously releasing all the security updates that are required for a WordPress. If you are presently with older WordPress then immediately update. If you wont update your WordPress there might be security issues.
Change word press database prefix from default one.
WordPress actually come with a default database prefix you can change database prefix to make yourWordPress protected from hackers. For new installation you change that in wp-config and for older installationthe tutorial is here.
Scan your Wordpress site regularly to Protect your WordPress installation.
This all how i protect my WordPress site if you are also want to secure your WordPress installation you can follow the things above undoubtedly. or-else you can contact me through Facebook comment below for any queries.