When it comes to WordPress, there are a lot of things you can do to lock down your site to prevent hackers and vulnerabilities from affecting your business or blog. The last thing you want to happen is to wake up one morning to discover your site in shambles. So today we are going to be sharing a lot of tips, strategies, and techniques you can use to better your WordPress security and stay protected.
WordPress gets a bad rap sometimes for being prone to security vulnerabilities and inherently not being a safe platform to use for a business. However, this is almost always due to the fact that users keep following industry-proven security worst-practices. Using outdated WordPress software, poor system administration, credentials management, and lack of necessary Web and security knowledge among non-techie WordPress users keeps hackers on top of their cyber-crime game. Even industry leaders don’t always use best practices. Reuters was hacked back in 2012 because they were using an outdated version of WordPress.