Is your WordPress website vulnerable?

Responsible for over 27% of the top 10 million websites, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that WordPress is easily the most popular content management system and blogging platform on the market. This article will pinpoint WordPress security.

WordPress Security

Powering over 75 million websites worldwide, WordPress is an open-source content management system which means that any web developer can access and modify your website. This means that if any plugins or themes you use on your website run into any issues, there will always be somebody out there, regardless of it being your Cheshire Web Agency, third party plugin support, or a freelance web developer, who can test and fix any bugs or test and implement any additional functionality.

However, this also means that as an open-source platform, WordPress can quickly become exposed to vulnerability and malicious intent, especially if WordPress plugin and themes are left outdated.

With the current fast-pace of change, especially within the web industry, staying on top of system and software updates can quickly become a never-ending battle and can require a daily or weekly review to keep up with demands.

As a business with a website, I’m sure with what limited time you do have, the last thing you will want is to sit and update plugin, theme and WordPress updates, especially if any updates end up breaking the functionality of your website which is why we look after all our WordPress websites with our WordPress Website Care Support Packages.

A prime example of websites become vulnerable and exposed to malicious intend hit the news this week with WordPress activity encouraging all WordPress websites to upgrade to WordPress 4.8.2 as quickly as possible. For the full article and for a list of functionality vulnerable to malicious intent, please visit this link…

Luckily for all our clients, by the time you have read this, we will have already updated your website for you. I guess the moral of the story is, keep your WordPress website as secure as possible by keeping your website up to date to maximise WordPress security.