WordPress started out as a blogging platform, offering beginners/people with absolutely no knowledge of any scripting or programming language to post their content easily and effectively. Today, WordPress users use this CMS software to develop membership sites, online stores, learning and school management systems… the list is endless.
Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that 28% to 32% of sites are powered by WordPress. Moreover, it powers a wide range of domains and industries making it an extremely versatile web publishing environment.
Although, the core environment of WordPress is committed in terms of security, it still has several sore areas. However, one also needs to understand that most compromised WordPress websites are due to the complacent/lazy attitude of webmasters/admins.
In this 2 part article, we will discuss how admins/owners can prevent their websites from being hacked. So, here we go.
1. As an owner at the very beginning /…