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Is WordPress Protected with Reliable Security?

Don’t Get Blacklisted 

Whether you own a private practice or you’re starting an international ad agency, building a website for your business has never been easier. With the rise of website builders, such as WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, Shopify, etc., designing a website nowadays is easier than 1,2,3!
Although building a website in today’s day and age may be a piece of cake, making sure your website is protected with the proper security software is crucial to avoid being blacklisted by Google or other popular search engines.

WordPress is one of the most popular website builders out there. It allows the user to design on both the front end and back end of a web page, offers thousands of different plug-ins, provides a number of different themes you can use to achieve beautiful designs, effects, and animations, all while giving the user a visible interface that helps to create custom website layouts, and fast, but what is the security like, and how is it protected from malware related viruses?

WordPress & Its Security

The core software of WordPress is very secure and is inspected routinely by hundreds of software developers to maintain the security of the product. Still, there are a number of ways you can stay up-to-date with the security of your WordPress site.

It’s very important that you are always staying on top of your WordPress updates. These updates aren’t just for new animations or designs, but also for keeping your security current and up-to-date. WordPress will usually automatically install minor updates, but for the larger ones manually initiating the updates is required. For any theme, you may be using or plugins for that matter, it is important to regularly check for updates as well because these are regulated by third-party developers who issue them on a continuous basis.

Using unique and intricate passwords for your WordPress admin account is also crucial when attempting to avoid online breaches or hacks. NeoCertified recommends using a strong password that is at least 12 to 16 characters long with an additional symbol and numerical character.

“Installing A Backup Will Always Be Your Best Security When Dealing With A Breach”

Regardless of the website builder, you are using, the shared hosting provider will play the most important role in how well the security is maintained across your website. Most hosting companies will implement security measures throughout their platform to prevent DDoS attacks. For those who are unfamiliar, a DDoS attack occurs when multiple systems deluge the bandwidth or properties of a targeted system. This usually results in the system becoming compromised with malware or a botnet flooding the targeted system with extra traffic.

Installing a security plugin and backup solution will be the final icing on the cake to protect your website from malicious activity. Installing a security plugin could make a world of difference for your website’s safety. When searching for a security plugin, we recommend choosing one that audits and monitors your system’s software regularly and alerts you of any suspicious activity. Wordfence provides numerous features and configuration options for website owners who are using WordPress to maintain the security of their website.

Installing a backup will always be your best security when dealing with a breach because it will allow you to restore your site to its previous state should an attack occur.

Written by,
Andrew Stiegler
Copywriter, NeoCertified

 

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