WordPress Security Basics

WordPress Security Basics

Security, WordPress
So, you’re using WordPress! What you might not yet realize is that WordPress currently powers approximately 26% of the internet powering sites for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Forbes (McGee, 2016) (ManageWP, 2016). Certainly, the reigning king of content management WordPress and its security is a continual target for security researchers, both good and bad. Limit your plugins! Although plugins are a great way to quickly get up and running with WordPress they are also the most common reason that a WordPress website is hacked! Limit your use of plugins to those that are regularly updated and have a reasonable following. If you’re interested in the history of a plugin or want to check if it has an active exploit within it you can search for it in the…
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