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How Secure is WordPress?

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Posted on January 2, 2017
Author: Katie Bruhl Zraik
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If you have ever had your website hacked into, you know the havoc that malicious code can wreak on your website. Any website can be hacked into if you are not using best security practices, but recently WordPress has become more of a target for many reasons. As a result, it has become very important for you address security concerns as you create and manage your WordPress website.

Plugins and Themes are created by developers, and most of them are legitimate. However, some developers are malicious and they embed code into the themes and plugins that you use. This code can leave your website vulnerable to hackers and even blacklisted or removed from search engines.

First and foremost, always have secure usernames and passwords. This should be a given, but I’ve seen too many people call their username “admin”, or have passwords like “password123”. If you use these login credentials, you can be sure that your WordPress website will be hacked. Here are some ways to prevent your WordPress site from being compromised.
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