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SecurityMaster several techniques for protecting WordPress against security attacks, including the correct use of htaccess code; database table prefix customization at install; and security plug-ins. Backup Your Site Back up your WordPress site. Export all or some content from your database using WordPress’s built-in tools. Review other backup options; then use Backup Buddy to back up, restore, and/or migrate both your database content and files on your server. Upgrading WordPress Upgrade WordPress to the latest version automatically, and review what’s new in the latest version. Upgrading Plugins See what Plug-Ins need to be updated, and then update them, either one at a time, or all at once. Check whether Plug-Ins were successfully updated. Upgrading Themes See if you need to update your Theme, update it, and confirm that it has been successfully updated. Guarding Against Spam Stop comment spam, either by turning off comments on the Discussion Settings page; through the Akismet plug-in and service installed with WordPress, or via an optional anti-spam plug-in.