WordPress security isn’t something to take lightly. WordPress usage is at 29% (at the time this article was written), and over 500 WordPress-based sites are added to W3Techs’ list of the top 10 million sites on a daily basis. As of this writing, the WPScan Vulnerability Database has cataloged over 10,000 vulnerabilities. What do these numbers mean for you? A lot if you power any of your sites with a self-hosted WordPress installation. Hackers may be shady individuals, but they aren’t foolish. They know WordPress is the most popular content management system in the industry, and they’re opportunists. They know they have much better chances at achieving whatever goals they have planned when they target the CMS that claims 60% of the market share. As a result, WordPress is among the most, if not the most, hacked CMSs on the web. WordPress vulnerabilities aren’t a sign that the CMS is weak or somehow natively insecure. The more popular a platform is, the more likely it is to be a target of bad actors. Security vulnerabilities can be found in all three code pillars of the CMS – the core files themselves, WordPress plugins, and also WordPress themes. Let’s
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