One of the first things you do when you set up a WordPress site is work on the colours, font, layout, and look. Then it's time to add text and information. But what about WordPress security? Don't allow the fun of setting a site up distract you from the objective of protecting the information you're putting online.
How viable would your website or business be if parts of your database were to disappear ? Let's look at what you need to do to execute secure your wordpress website cloning, and how it can help your overall WordPress security that is .
The stronger approach, and the one I recommend, is to use one of the password generation and storage plugins available for your browser. I believe after a free trial period, you have to pay for it, although people like RoboForm. I use the free version of Lastpass, and I recommend it for those who use Firefox or Internet Explorer. That will generate passwords for you; you use one master password to log in.
Yes, you need to do regular additional hints backups of your site. I recommend at least a weekly database backup and a monthly "full" backup. More, if at all possible. Definitely, if you make changes and frequent additions to your website. If you make changes image source multiple times a day, or have a community of people that are in there all the time, a backup should be a minimum.
Another step to take to make WordPress secure is to always upgrade WordPress. The reason for this is that with every new update there also come fixes for security holes making it essential to upgrade.
However, I recommend that you set up the Login LockDown plugin instead of any.htaccess controls. That will stop login requests from being permitted from a certain IP address for an hour after three unsuccessful login attempts. You may still get into your panel whilst and yet you have great protection against hackers if you do so.