Beefing Up the Security on Your Wordpress Blog

Having seen a few discussions on Twitter recently highlighting security issues with blogs and them being hacked by various means I decided it was time to be a bit more proactive about this. I typically upgraded the version of Wordpress some time (maybe months) after it went to the x.x.1 release and plugins probably less regularly, usually taking a backup before going through the process . Given the amount of effort that has gone into blog posts over the past few years this data is probably pretty valuable when you start to think about it, even if it’s just in terms of remembering problems you overcame at some point.