WordPress is free and open-source nature, making it a popular target for hackers.
WordPress is the leading content management system and web builder, powering 40 percent of the web — including the official White House website and Microsoft’s blog.
That said, being number one comes with a price. Its open-source nature and its popularity mean that its various elements — the core software, themes, and plugins — are hot targets for hackers.
WordPress has a dedicated security team of 50 experts that collaborates with security researchers and hosting companies to identify and resolve top security threats to the core WordPress software. Even though WordPress is pretty secure already, hackers are always fighting to get in.
Site owners and administrators need to ensure they monitor their WordPress site 24/7 to detect security threats and vulnerabilities; with increased security, the lower the risk of a cyberattack.
In this article, we’ll look at what you can do to make your WordPress site more secure.