With so many bad news of vulnerabilities and hackers attempting to compromise WordPress sites regularly, you start wondering if WordPress is really secure at all. You can stop wondering because WordPress is secure! The popularity numbers create this negative effect. Today, WordPress powers 27% of all sites on the web AND 60% of all content management system market share.
The security team behind WordPress works diligently to eliminate any vulnerabilities that are reported within the WordPress core. Security patches are included in core updates that are released consistently and on a regular basis. Since WordPress was initially released, over 2,450 security vulnerabilities have been patched. There are also times where fixes have been made in under 40 minutes of a vulnerability’s discovery.
So how you achieve a decent WordPress defense? You need to keep WordPress core up-to-date in order to apply all the security patches that are frequently released. Keeping WordPress up-to-date is the most critical action you can do for the security of your site. Every other technique you apply is still necessary, but it’s not going to do you any good if the WordPress core itself is vulnerable.
Fortunately, you can achieve WordPress protection by updating your entire site safely, with dedicated service providers, like us. We'll handle the updates, maintenance, backup, security, and monitoring. These recurrent services act like a WordPress shield for your online presence.
PS: And yes, WordPress update and WordPress maintenance are TWO DIFFERENT things! 🙂