WordPress Security 101

Written: 22.2.2017 Updated: 22.2.2017

There are many alternative facts around WordPress security. Is the system safe enough to be used at all?

Update, update, update

Especially in the past few months there has been several security issues concerning both WordPress core and plugins. In many cases the cause of problems can be traced back to neglected updates – that is why we have chosen to offer automatic, tested updates to all of our customers.

In addition to unpatched sites, we have noticed that such simple actions as using too easy passwords can be the reason why hackers get access to the website and can use it for their own purposes. The ever-remaining issue are the various plugins for WordPress – especially for a beginner it can be difficult to spot the unreliable ones from the vast mass of useful plugins.

What is important in WP security – and what is not

To help out fellow WordPressers in security issues we have gathered together the most important dos and don’ts of WP Security. The slides by Otto have been presented earlier at WordCamp Manchester 2016 and at a WordPress Meetup in Turku, Finland.

Looking for secure hosting?

When you want to rest easy at night, it is essential that you have chosen secure and reliable hosting service for your WordPress site. Seravo is more than a hosting company – we also keep your site updated, safe from attacks and can advice you on any special security issues that might concern you.

Read more about our hosting plans

1 comment on “WordPress Security 101”

Leave a comment

Sanna Saarikangas

Communications & Marketing sanna@seravo.com @ssaarikangas

Search Seravo.com

Categories

More reading

Gutenberg revolutionises WordPress

23.10.2018

WordPress version 5.0 that is going to be released this year will introduce the world to Gutenberg, a brand new […]

Updated NodeJS tools

3.10.2018

Today we have started to roll out NodeJS version 8, as well as new versions of related tools NPM, Yarn, […]

300% faster WordPress load times with transients

7.9.2018

Did you know that WordPress has a built-in caching system called transients? They are easy to use and extremely effective […]