With any widely used platform, there are going to be issues everyone struggles with. In this live design tutorial at 7 p.m. EDT (4 PDT) on Tuesday, June 26, WordPress expert Jesse Friedman tackles four of the biggest ones people face using WordPress.
We asked Jesse to share his advice on how to secure a WordPress against malicious attacks.
Why is this something people struggle with?
WordPress is so popular that it only makes sense that hackers learn about WordPress vulnerabilities to maximize their abilities. This doesn’t make WordPress more vulnerable than any other CMS, just more likely to get attacked.
What makes it so important?
Whether you host a small website or a blog that gets thousands of hits a day, a loss of control or content is severely detrimental. You can’t risk getting hijacked or losing your hard work. Most of the security steps are so easy that it just doesn’t make sense to ignore those steps.
What’s the one thing that people mess up when trying to secure their site?
PASSWORDS! In this day and age people still using their dog’s name as a password is unacceptable, but it’s still happening all the time. Also a lack of backing up data is plaguing users everywhere.