Since its launch in 2003, WordPress has become one of the internet’s most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) for building websites and blogs. While it started out as a community-based blogging platform, more and more large companies are using WordPress as a platform for their website. However, as with all software systems, WordPress has security issues that any business website needs to address, which is why you should always turn to somebody with experience and a working knowledge of the WordPress framework and all its potential vulnerabilities when you need a WordPress website built,.
Keeping WordPress up-to-date
One of the most important aspects of maintaining a secure WordPress website is to make sure it is up-to-date. Because WordPress is so popular and widespread, malicious users and hackers focus on finding vulnerabilities in it to allow them to infiltrate and hijack websites. As a result, the WordPress community produces dozens of updates each year, which fix vulnerabilities and install new features aimed at tightening up security. However, these updates are only beneficial if they are installed and too many WordPress developers fail to keep on top of the latest security fixes, which results in many of the websites they build being vulnerable. Our team meticulously ensures each and every website we build and install takes advantage of the latest security updates and continues to be updated throughout its life with the fixes and patches.
Many WordPress developers rely on templates and themes to build their websites, but these are particularly vulnerable to malware and security breaches. As many of website developers who use these templates don’t have a complete understanding of the WordPress framework, they fail to notice when malware is installed along with a theme or template. Our team has a working knowledge of the WordPress framework, which means we don’t rely on templates and themes and can identify codes and files that shouldn’t be present. This ensures you get a clean, malware free website that won’t go down or become compromised to malicious software or users.
Cost of security
When a website goes down or is attacked by malware, it can be costly. If malicious users are able to gain access to important and private data, it can compromise not just the website, but also all its users. When a website is down due to a security issue, a business loses money and credibility. Security breaches can lead to a damaged reputation, especially if your customer’s data is compromised. Customers may no longer trust you with their information. Furthermore, every minute a website remains out of action results in costly loss of business until the website is fixed and back up and running.
Repairing breached websites
Fortunately, our team can repair hacked or malware infected WordPress websites and ensure they are back up and running as quickly as possible, minimising the effect a breach will have on the business. We can also run diagnostics on existing WordPress websites to ensure they are up-to-date and don’t have any security vulnerabilities that malicious users or malware can take advantage of to gain access to the website.