Did you know that there are more than 450 million WordPress websites on the web? That accounts for close to 40% of all websites! You probably didn’t need to read those two statistics to know how popular WordPress is as a website builder. WordPress has long been the ultimate choice for those looking to build powerful and high-performing websites. However, this immense popularity makes WordPress a primary target for online hackers and spam bots. This is why it is so important to do everything you can to keep your website protected. At WorkDash, our WordPress experts implement effective cyber security strategies for our clients to help keep them protected from daily attacks. In this blog we will be sharing 3 quick tips on how to improve your WordPress security.
1. Keep Your Plugins Regularly Updated
Outdated plugins are the number one cause of WordPress cyber security attacks. WordPress plugins are often updated when plugin developers find new vulnerabilities that are being exploited. By leaving outdated plugins on your site you are dramatically increasing your site’s vulnerability to both brute force and complex hack attempts.
To avoid these types of vulnerabilities all you need to do is keep your plugins updated on your website. Log in as frequently as possible to check in on this and always double-check for any compatibility problems.
2. Install A Trustworthy Security Plugin
One of the best ways you can improve the security of your WordPress website is to install a trustworthy security plugin. Plugins like Wordfence work to implement effective firewalls and bot protections for your site, which helps to protect it from the majority of common hack attempts.
3. Regularly Check Your WordPress Website For Malware
Even with an effective cyber security strategy implemented, it is still possible for your WordPress website to become infected with malware. Cyber security does dramatically decrease your vulnerabilities, but nothing can be 100% effective when it comes to web security. This is why it is important for you to conduct regular malware scans on your site. Regular malware scans allow you to identify any possible problems and remove them before they infect other files on your website. Solving malware problems early is much easier than malware that has been allowed to spread across your site files. Try to conduct weekly malware scans on your site to make sure your site is clean and healthy.
Need Help With Web Security? Contact WorkDash Today!
The best way to keep your site as protected as possible is to leave it to the professionals at WorkDash. We successfully prevented more than 15,000 hack attempts in 2021, helping to keep our clients’ sites safe. Get in touch with the WorkDash team today if you would like to take your WordPress website security to the next level. Click here to get in contact with us.
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