According to the Internet Census of 2020, WordPress makes up nearly 40% of the internet. That puts a huge target on WordPress for hackers with its millions of websites and millions of unique vulnerabilities.
As an administrator to a WordPress site, where does that leave you and how can you best manage it?
There are two things we suggest to keep your WordPress site secure:
Keep Everything Up-To-Date This includes WordPress, as well as any plugins and themes that you add to it. We want to be sure that all of the third party modules are updated, because they are the cause of 96% of unique vulnerabilities found in WordPress. Therefore, you certainly want to keep all plugins and themes updated to have the latest security patches.
Regular Vulnerability Scanning With any kind of website, you can scan it with a traditional website scanner that looks for flaws such as SQL injection, cross site scripting, or other things of that nature. However, WordPress has its own unique configurations and there are scanners that specifically look for the problems in those configurations. Therefore, it’s important to use a website scanner that is specific to Wordpress when completing your regular vulnerability scanning.
These two things will help ensure that your WordPress site is secure and following best practices.
Not sure if your website is up-to-par as far as security goes?
We utilize a great tool for WordPress website scanning that provides fantastic security reports with a quick turnaround.
And, for the month of January, we’re offering WordPress website vulnerability scanning for free!
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