WordPress is web software which is used to create websites and it is responsible for the creation of one-third of the world’s websites. Unfortunately, the popularity of WordPress and the fact that it has implemented SEO features means that it is relentlessly attacked by SEO spam.
Many SEOs and developers may question whether or not WordPress is safe and the short answer is yes. The long answer focuses on the steps and procedures that you will need to take to ensure the safety of your website. There are the obvious ways to ensure safety like ensuring your password is not obvious with a decent length as well as making sure that the network you are working on is safe and secure.
Other things that you can do to ensure your website’s safety is:
- Lock critical files:
- Security plugins:
WordPress is not perfect and you will need to do the security updates to ensure optimum security – there is a reason updates are required and you need to keep up to date.
If you are an administrator, it would be wise for you to have another limited editor profile where you can complete most of your tasks. This means that if someone were to gain access to your information, they would only be able to see the limited view of the editor instead of the more important information held by the administrator.
There are some files which are crucial, however, they may not need to be accessed day-to-day. Change the file permissions on these files to shut them down and ensure that hackers will not be able to gain access to these files.
There are security plugins which you can add to your WordPress page which are designed to check for compromises. WordFense and Ninja Firewall are two great plugins which can help to build up your security.
These are just a few of the tricks that SEOs and developers can add to their WordPress page to ensure that the information is kept safe and secure at all times. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hackers who want to access the information on various websites and ones that will stop at nothing to get information. It is unwise to naively rely solely on WordPress to create a safe environment for you. It is always wise to add extra protection to your information.