Over the years, WordPress has quickly become the most popular open source publishing platform online. All this popularity appeals to hackers. Learn how to keep your WordPress blog secure.
Keep WordPress Updated. First and foremost, if you want to keep your WordPress blog as safe and secure as possible, keep it up to date. WordPress makes this easy for you to do by providing you with ‘one click’ automatic updates. Also, warning message will flash on your dashboard letting you know that your blog is out-of-date.
Limit Your Plugins. While plugins are pretty cool, they can also cause a security risk. Many plugin developers aren’t very skilled programmers, and sometimes they can write code that opens up security holes in your blog. Also, some plugins can create conflicts within your database and cause your blog to even crash. If you find a plugin that you like, you should do your research. Read what other people are saying about the plugin first. You may find that you pass on quite a few plugins after reading what others have said about them. (more…)