WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that powers over 455 million websites worldwide. WordPress accounts for 62% of websites that use a CMS, and it rightfully earned the title of “most popular CMS” seven years in a row. Their closest rival, Shopify, holds second place with 5.4%. However, while the platform is very versatile and easy to use, one common concern is whether or not WordPress is secure.
In our experience, most WordPress websites are hacked due to vulnerabilities in hosting servers, the code, or plugins. However, if you are managing your website yourself, there are some steps you can take to help secure your WordPress website.
First, keep your WordPress installation and all plugins up to date. We recommend checking for updates on a daily basis.
Next, choose a strong username and password for your WordPress admin account. Avoid common usernames like admin or administrator, those are easy targets for brute force hackers.
Finally, consider using a security plugin like Sucuri’s Website Security Platform to help protect your website from malicious attacks. Prevention really is the best medicine to keep your website (and business presence) up and running.
By following these simple steps, you can help keep your WordPress website secure. But if you don’t want to manage this for yourself, we can help.
At Website HQ we take WordPress Security seriously, by meeting and exceeding the security recommendations for WordPress. Our WordPress experts host and maintain your site on a daily basis which means your site is up and running worry-free. Contact us today, to secure your WordPress website, so you can focus on running your business.
Looking for more ways to keep your website secure? Read 10 Vital WordPress Maintenance Tasks You Need To Do