6 free ways to make your WooCommerce store secured

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress based sites which can transform a WP site into full feature online store with the online payment accepting facility and anyone can start with it without having any types of programming and coding skills.

But do you think your eCommerce store running on WordPress using WooCommerce plugin is secured? Security is obviously should be taken seriously for any types of eCommerce websites and this is also for WooCommerce base eCommerce site.

Well, no need to worry about that. In this blog post, I am going to tell you 5 free and easy way to make your WooCommerce based online store secured from malware.

5 ways to make a WooCommerce based online store secure

So, here I am going to list the 5 ways that you are waiting for which can make your WooCommerce base website secure.

1. Use a security plugin

There are some great security WordPress plugins available which that also works nicely with WooCommerce plugin. Wordfence, iThemes Security, Sucuri Security are some of the nice plugins that can make your WooCommerce base online store secure from malware.

2. Choosing a WooCommerce focused hosting provider

Hosting provider for WooCommerce site matters a lot when we talk about the security. You can choose a hosting provider which is specially made for WooCommerce based online store.For example,

For example, CloudWays managed WooCommerce hosting can provide server-side security for your WC site. Also, Flywheel managed WordPress hosting is good for your eCommerce store running on WooCommerce. On Flywheel, you have to contact the technical team so that they will configure your site properly for WooCommerce plugin.

3. Use a strong admin password

This process is up to you and you have the control. Picking a secure and strong password is always recommended. The longer and more complex a password are for your WooCommerce admin account, the harder it is to crack, even by a program also. You should choose a password that has a mixture of capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Always avoid birth year, phone numbers, anniversaries, dictionary words in your password.

4. Use free CloudFlare SSL

CloudFlare is providing less encrypt SSL security service in free of cost. it is really good to use their service. And also it is better to use CloudFlare free service than using nothing. It will protect your website from malware and harmful bots, from hacker and so on.

5. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for admin account

A strong admin password may not be enough. If someone gets access to your email then they can easily change the password with your own and then you can guess what may happen. For this reason, it is better to set two-factor authentication or 2FA for on your WooCommerce store.

If you are looking for a 2FA app then you can try Google Authenticator which is free and available for both iOS and Android devices.

6. SMS verification for your admin email

I have just discussed above that if someone gets access to your email then he/she can access to your WooCommerce store admin account by changing your WooCommerce admin password. So it is always better to make your email account SMS verification for login. Gmail is providing optional SMS verification system. So you can use Gmail with SMS verification set up.


So what are you thinking about the above 6 ways of making a WC store secure now? Do you have any other idea? I believe that there are several other ways available to make a WooCommerce store secure. But I think the above ways are so effective. You can share with me if you think any other way is really so effective in the field of WooCommerce security.