WordPress is celebrating its 12th year and the latest version (4.1) already has 27,200,000+ downloads. It’s the worlds most popular publishing platform and my personal favorite. Hackers are gonna hack and WordPress security should be at the top of you and your web developers list.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is obviously serious about security too. Since WordPress is such a huge target for hackers and spammers, it’s something that needs to be talked about and constantly updated with hacker proof code. The white paper they released is an analysis and explanation of the WordPress Core and the related security processes.Hackers are gonna hack and WordPress security should be at the top of your list. Click To Tweet
The thing I love about the WordPress Security team is that they are always on top of things. Possibly the biggest enhancement to the quick fixes of security holes in their software was the release of automatic background updates. I’m a huge fan of this feature, as I know that my core WordPress installs are going to as secure as they can be (in addition to my other security measures).
The WordPress Security White Paper explains the Release Cycle, Version Numbering and Releases, Backwards Compatibility, the top 10 most serious security risks and a wealth of other important and useful information.
The white paper is available as a downloadable PDF as well. However, the most up to date information will be the web page.
More On WordPress Security
Yoast has a great post on WordPress Security. He explains some tips and tricks as well as a section on choosing the right security plugins for your scenario. As always, remember to make frequent backups and don’t use a shitty hosting company. They exist. Make smart decisions. If you do get hacked contact Sucuri. They offer a great service for getting you back on track.
BONUS: If you’re interested in some fun (and surprising) facts about WordPress, check out Torque’s (WP Engine) post: 13 Surprising WordPress Statistics.
WordPress Care Plans
A lot of website owners don’t understand the value of ongoing website support. Getting a great web developer who is there to maintain and care for a WordPress powered website is something you should consider do! Learn more about why website maintenance is an important part of running any website.