With a market share of over 60% and 500+ new websites being hosted each day on the WordPress platform, there is no debate on the dominance of WordPress for content management. Yet despite being easy to use and having unparalleled functionality, WordPress comes with security risks.
Did you know WordPress accounted for a whopping 90% of hacked websites in the year 2018? Harmful backdoor files were found in over 65% of all hacked websites, and SEO spam messages in more than 50% of the them!
Poor WordPress security can severely impact your business. Here’s how:
- Customers or visitors may be unable to access your site, resulting in the loss of valuable traffic.
- Company sales and revenue could be affected.
- SEO rankings can drop, and your website could be blacklisted by Google and other search engines.
- And finally, your site could lose its reputation and hard-earned brand value.
For the WordPress site owner, it is critical to implement security measures and fix common vulnerabilities.
But how do you know what could put your website at risk?
To make your life easier, we’ve put together this list of the 5 most common issues affecting WordPress websites and their security. Let’s take a look.[Read more…]