When it comes to securing your WordPress site, there are a lot of things can be done. It matters from the admin username to the file permissions. A lot of configurations inside WordPress can affect your security of your WordPress site. There are lots of WordPress plugin which will help you to secure WordPress site.
Here I will be explaining how to use Jetpack plugin by WordPress.com inorder to secure WordPress site.
What is Jetpack Plugin
To those who are not familiar with Jetpack by WordPress.com, it a plugin developed by the creators of WordPress itself. This plugin is like a collection of plugins which most of the WordPress sites use.
Jetpack simplifies managing WordPress sites by giving you visitor stats, security services, speeding up images, and helping you get more traffic. Jetpack is a free plugin.
Yes it is free!!!
Security Services by Jetpack Plugin to Secure WordPress
Protect is a cloud-powered brute force attack prevention tool. We leverage the millions of WordPress sites to identify and block malicious IPs. Protect tracks failed login attempts across all Jetpack-connected sites using the Protect module. If any single IP has too many failed attempts in a short period of time, they are blocked from logging in to any site with this plugin installed.
Single Sign On
With Single Sign On, your users will be able to log in to or register for your WordPress site with the same credentials they use on WordPress.com. It’s safe and secure.
Once enabled, a “Log in with WordPress.com” option will be added to your existing log in form.
Enabling Manage allows you to update your self-hosted WordPress sites along with any WordPress.com sites you have, all in one simple dashboard.
You can update plugins and themes of any of your WordPress sites from the WordPress.com dashboard. Keeping your plugins and themes up-to date is one of the top priority tasks to secure WordPress site.