With a market share of over 60%, WordPress is undoubtedly the world’s most popular content management system. Its popularity is not without reason – it has an easy setup, wide customization options, and a very active tech ecosystem and community. But with this popularity comes security risks – WordPress is one of the most popular targets for hackers.
The WordPress core software is very secure, especially when compared to the other alternatives. Most risks actually arise from the choices taken by the website administrators. Choices involving weak passwords, outdated and pirated plugins, and a lack of updates. While we all understand the importance of WordPress security, we often ignore it as we pay more attention to building content and promoting our website.
So, let’s first take a look at what can happen if there are gaps in the security of your WordPress website.