By default, WordPress makes certain directories writeable so that you and other authorized users on your website can easily upload themes, plugins (including images), videos, or anything else to the site.
However, this capability is often abused if it gets into the wrong hands such as hackers who use them for uploading back doors access files instead of actual content!
These malicious codes come mostly written in PHP programming language running background just waiting until someone takes interest by clicking “CONTINUE”, at which point they will have full rights over everything happening within their victim’s web-surfing experience – not good considering how many people rely heavily upon accuracy when reading online articles these
Don’t worry, we have an easy fix for that! You’ll simply need to disable PHP execution in certain directories where you don’t need it.
Doing so will prevent any future files from running inside those folders and causing a conflict with your website’s codebase – which is what usually happens when people mess up thier .htaccess file (and then blame WordPress).
One of the most common ways to protect against hackers is by placing restrictor files in folders where they can be triggered.
These .htaccess directs your server’s power away from PHP and onto HTML, which protects you even more!
Disabling PHP Execution in Certain WordPress Directories Using .htaccess File
WordPress has a .htaccess file that can be used to password protect the admin area, disable directory browsing and generate SEO friendly URL structure.
You can also create and use it inside your inner WordPress directories. The .htaccess file is a crucial part of the system that allows you to customize certain aspects, such as denying access for specific users or websites from disrupting others on the same server with their own requests–a good thing if things are getting too crowded!
To protect your website from backdoor access files, you need to create a .htaccess file and upload it to your site’s /wp-includes/ and /wp-content/uploads/ directories.
Simply create a blank file on your computer by using a text editor like Notepad (TextEdit on Mac). Save the file as .htaccess and paste the following code inside it.
1. <Files *.php>
2. deny from all
4. Now save the file on your computer.
5. Next, you need to upload this file to /wp-includes/ and /wp-content/uploads/ folders on your WordPress hosting server.
6. You can upload it by using an FTP client or via File Manager app in your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard.
With this .htaccess trick, you can make your WordPress site more secure by stopping any PHP files from running in these directories.
However, it’s not going to stop an already hacked website and the hacker may change their code so they don’t get stopped on first try!
You may not be able to see the back door, but it’s there. It could already have been hidden in plain sight and just waiting for you to walk past without noticing its existence–or how cleverly designed this hiding place really is!
WordPress security is something that should be on everyone’s mind, especially if you run a website. While we hope our tips have helped you shore up your site’s defenses, it’s important to remember that security is an ongoing process.
Stay vigilant and keep learning about the latest threats so you can stay ahead of the curve. And don’t forget share this post with your friends and colleagues who are also struggling with WordPress security, and be sure to follow us on Google News for more hacking tips and security advice.