New WooCommerce Security Best Practices Guide

New WooCommerce Security Guide

WooCommerce is a widely used e-commerce platform, powering nearly 6 million online stores worldwide. Its popularity makes it a prime target for cybercriminals looking to exploit vulnerabilities and steal sensitive data and credit card information.

In fact, according to data from our latest 2022 hacked website report, the top three most common cleanup signatures for credit card skimmers were originally created for malware found on Magento websites but have since been repurposed to target WooCommerce.

Securing your WooCommerce website is not only crucial for protecting your business and customer data, but also for maintaining customer trust and ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations. A security breach can have severe consequences, including financial loss, damage to your online reputation, and potential legal issues.

Protect your shop with our latest guide

We have recently released a comprehensive WooCommerce security guide that covers essential best practices to keep your online store safe from hackers and malware.

In this guide, we discuss 19 WooCommerce security best practices, including:

  1. Keeping your software patched
  2. Using strong passwords and 2FA
  3. Choosing a secure web host
  4. Protecting data with SSL
  5. Recovering with backups
  6. Restricting user privileges
  7. Setting file and directory permissions
  8. Monitoring and auditing your website
  9. Avoiding nulled themes and plugins
  10. Implementing input validation and sanitization
  11. Using secure payment gateways
  12. Implementing a Content Security Policy (CSP)
  13. Disabling directory browsing
  14. Restricting access to sensitive files
  15. Installing a security plugin
  16. Securing file uploads
  17. Using a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  18. Keeping your environment isolated
  19. Securing your checkout page against bots and card testing attacks

Our new guide provides actionable tips and insights to help you effectively secure your WooCommerce environment. Leverage these recommendations to ensure a robust and secure shopping experience for your online store and customers.

Read the Full WooCommerce Security GuideContribute or get help

If you’re having trouble completing any steps in this guide, you may be able to find help by contacting your host or checking out the official WooCommerce documentation. If you’re interested in protecting your WooCommerce site further with our website security platform or web application firewall (WAF), chat with us to learn how we can help!

We hope that our guides will help contribute to the constantly changing landscape of WooCommerce security. If you’d like to suggest an update or another WooCommerce security topic, get in touch with us at

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