Secure Your WordPress, Playing With Your .htaccess File.

In this article we will learn how to secure our wordpress blog using some .htaccess technique. Of course there is no system perfect in this world. Everything should have bug, no matter it’s high or low risk. When last time you have seen blog with wordpress got hacked? Well, This happen to me 3 times on one of my crazyp**n blog. The hackers always controlling my admin panel and it’s happen 3 times until I playing with my new toys to stop this guy.

What is .htaccess? In several web servers (most commonly Apache), .htaccess (hypertext access) is the default name of a directory-level configuration file that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. Read full in wikipedia. Back to the topic what should we do to stop hackers controlling our admin area?

There is lots of technique, what I write in here just some technique using .htaccess files:

    1. Protected your wp-login.php files.

<Files wp-login.php>
Order deny,allow
Deny from All
Allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
</Files>

Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your IP, if you meet problem to know your IP just look on IPchicken.com

    1. Protected your wp-config.php

Wp-config is vital configuration files for wordpress, it should secured to stop people viewing it’s content.

<files wp-config.php>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</files>

    1. Protected your wp-comment-post.php

Even if you’re using Akismet plugins, to reduce spambot post via remote access you can use this code. (Change yourblog.com with your own domain name)

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php*
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourblog.com.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
RewriteRule (.*) ^https://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]

    1. Protected .htaccess file.

This code will protect all files with “.hta” string on it.

<Files ~ “^.*\.([Hh][Tt][Aa])â€>
order allow,deny
deny from all
satisfy all
</Files>

After using this tips the hackers can’t controlling my wordpress admin panel again hahaha! he try to inject using wordpress bug but when I limited IP to access admin panel he’s cry *lol* yay, I win! finally I beat this noob *lol* 😛

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10 thoughts on “Secure Your WordPress, Playing With Your .htaccess File.”

  1. Thank you so much, there aren’t enough posts on this… or at least i cant find them. I am turning into such a blog nut, I just cant get enough and this is such an important topic… i’ll be sure to write something about your site

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  3. Nice useful tips… One question though :
    Do all those code go in the same .htaccess file ?
    Or should i put them in a particular folder depending on in which folder the file i want to protect is ??

    thx for the help !

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