WordPress is the most popular platform for bloggers and small to medium-size business websites. It’s quite easy to use even for a beginner, is SEO friendly, supports multiple users and is completely customizable.
With that said, a poor WordPress maintenance plan can leave your website vulnerable to attacks.
Check out this basic checklist of things that can impact your website’s security.
- Do you or your webmaster perform regular manual backups?
- Do you have a regular automated backup system in place? Do you check on your automated backups on a regular basis to make sure they’re still working?
- Do you know what to do in the event of a major website catastrophe? For example, getting hacked, spammed, viruses installed on your website, etc?
- Is your WordPress website updated to the latest version of WordPress?
- Do you update your WordPress site as soon as a new security update comes out?
- Do you give your Virtual Assistants and other “helpers” their own WordPress accounts?
- Do you have a spam plugin such as Akismet installed and working properly?
- Do you know how to move web hosts quickly if you need to?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, or if you don’t know the answer, your website is not secure. You should take immediate steps to correct these problems.
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