WordPress is a wonderful platform not just for blogging but also for most any content website. With content being king, this means WordPress is a very popular platform. Some estimates put it at 19% of all websites, meaning about 74 million WordPress sites out there. This makes it a very popular target for hackers. WordPress security is good out of the box but there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of being hacked.
- Keep your WordPress installation and all plug-ins and templates up to date.
- Set user levels for only what is needed and remove any inactive users.
- Use strong passwords and never use the same password on more than one site.
- Use a security plug-in or have your developer lock down your installation.
- Maintain a reliable backup as part of a backup strategy.
WordPress security is something you should review regularly. Hackers are always finding new ways to cause trouble. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. If you’ve been hacked, you know this is more than true. If you have not, ask someone who has. They’d gladly spend the time and money up front to have prevented it in the first place.
If you have a good plan in place, getting hacked could just be a huge inconvenience. If you don’t, it could be devastating. Irreplaceable data could be lost and your business’s reputation seriously damaged. In the world of computers, like most industries, if you are not actively moving forward someone is passing you by.
Security is a critical part of any online presence. You are accessible from anywhere in the world but the world is a dangerous place. Putting proper procedures in place now, before you need them, should be part of your business plan.
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