WordPress security is what we love to do most. But since we are keep talking about it, let’s see first what WordPress is. Here is what the internet tells us about WordPress sites:
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use. WordPress has also been used for other application domains such as pervasive display systems (PDS). (Source: Wikipedia)
Good, but why do I need WordPress security?
If you have a ‘vanilla’ WordPress site, you probably don’t. Even if that might be vulnerable to some attacks like ‘brute force attacks’. Even with that you need some WordPress security. But let’s talk about a decent built WordPress site which includes 10-15 plugins with 3rd-party functionality, and a premium theme bought from a respectable marketplace.
Starting with the plugins, those are probably the biggest threat on your site, since they can be developed by anyone and since you are not a qualified PHP programmer you don’t have the experience to look for security risks in their code. So right now you got 15 reasons to have someone qualified watching over your plugins.
Going to that premium theme bought from a respectable marketplace, that also might be a threat to your WordPress security since it’s code related and we already decided that you might not be interested in spending your next few months even years to learn coding and WordPress workflow. So that’s another reason added to the other 15.
Now that we have our first 16 reasons to have check our WordPress security, let’s come back to that thing, the ‘brute force attack’. That’s probably the biggest vulnerability in WordPress since it’s in the core. There you go, now we have 17.
Should we talk about DDoS attacks or other ‘flood’ attacks? Let’s say that we have 18 reasons to get someone experienced to keep an eye on your WordPress security.
PS: Keep in mind that those plugins and themes are getting updated by their developers, sometimes it makes them more secure, sometimes it makes them vulnerable.
The list of reasons
Total = 18 Reasons
That's how your WordPress code looks like
Can you handle it?
Do you want your site tested?
Who can use this kind of service?
Pretty much anyone who has a WordPress website. Let’s do a quick list of 5 customer profiles that might find WordPress Security helpful:
- Consulting Businesses
- Marketing Businesses
- Niche Websites
- E-Commerce Websites
- Services Businesses
So... is this just for the small companies?
Definitely not, as we already said, everyone that has a WordPress site can benefit from this service. Since the black-hat industry is growing faster than ever. The need for a secured site is growing as well.
Wikipedia told us that a lot of sites are powered by WordPress, more than half of those sites are vulnerable. Some of the big boys are included in that list with vulnerable websites. Which means that anyone can use some WordPress security to be up and running and to keep their clients safe.