WordPress security issues
All businesses, no matter how big or small, need to have a search engine optimised, interactive and customer-friendly website to survive in the modern marketplace. While utilising content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress are incredibly popular, there are some issues that you need to be aware of.
It could prove to be more useful and safer to let experts build and maintain a highly effective and dynamic website that will bring you a high return on investment. Plus, it’s the simplest way to avoid the risks associated with WordPress security issues.
Hackers love WordPress…
… because it’s one of the mostly widely used tools by small businesses to make websites. In 2012, 117,000 WordPress websites were hacked, which means that up to 70% of WordPress sites may be vulnerable to attack.
Your website probably stores sensitive information that is best kept to yourself than in the hands of hackers. Customer details, stock levels and pricing, profits and losses, and product orders can easily be stolen and tampered with should your website be invaded.
Attacks are only likely to increase
WordPress popularity isn’t slowing down, and the more widely used it becomes, the more attractive the platform will be to hackers. If you’re not the most tech-savvy kind of businessman, it’s unlikely that you’re going to know all the tricks and tips to keep your website safe.
Keeping up-to-date with updates
Those little things that seem to come around on a constant basis for all sorts of software programmes. So often that it can sometimes seem easier to skip the process rather than waiting for the installations. However, they are absolutely vital. In fact, some hackers specifically target older versions of WordPress knowing that they don’t have the necessary patch and security fixes to protect them.
Forgetting the all necessary regular data backups
So you’re running a busy business, you’re talking to customers, you’re making sales and you’re trying to keep your website up to date. But, are you remembering to backup your website data regularly? Should you face the wrath of the hackers, you need to know that if worst comes to worst, you can get your website data back up and running as quickly as possible.
What can you do to be secure?
One quick search using Google will give you hundreds if not thousands of articles detailing how to make your WordPress site secure with an almost uncountable amount of tips and tricks that you may simply not have the time to do.
At YZ Designs, we are specialists in creating and maintaining highly secure, interactive, dynamic and user-friendly websites. Plus, we offer much more than that. We create search engine optimised geo-targeted websites that can be easily found and enjoyed by your customers. We take our job seriously, and our job is to connect you to your target market.