How to Protect Your WordPress Site – Infographic

WordPress powers 20% of the web and is the most popular content management system online.

This also means hackers go after WordPress sites most often than any other sites. So it is important to protect WordPress sites before it is too late.

Now, you may think what the hacker is going to do with my site; it will be useless for them.

A single site may not be that useful to a hacker but a handful of small sites at their control can give them a network of sites where they may post unnatural black hat links. They may use the site for many other illicit activities including for quick search engine optimization (SEO) wins.

Here are some of the common reasons why WordPress sites get hacked:

  • Most WordPress sites get hacked because they are not updated to the latest version of WordPress
  • Weak password
  • Using the default ‘admin’ username and account
  • Security vulnerability in a theme
  • Security issue with a plugin used
  • Theme or plugin not updated to the latest version

Here is an infographic on how to improve WordPress security with some handy tips to protect your site. Some tips are applicable to any site and not just a WordPress site. Protecting your site now is a protective measure and it is better than cure. It is like going to the dentist for a check-up every six months before that nasty toothache kicks in. There is no such thing as 100% protection but each small barrier will detract potential hackers and put a fence on your site.

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