Is WordPress a Security Concern? [VIDEO]

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This video dives in and addresses a common concern when it comes to professional services websites. Find out how to keep your website built in WordPress, safe and secure with these tips.

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Hi, I’m Karl Feldman with Hinge. And today, we’re gonna talk about a common question we get when we start talking about WordPress websites for professional services firms. And that is, is WordPress secure? Is this something that I should be concerned about? And it’s a question, because WordPress is the most popular CMS used out there. More than half of the content management systems around today are WordPress. So just like your desktop environment, Windows is a big juicy target. WordPress is the same way.

So if it’s not properly configured or it’s not updated regularly, it is susceptible to exploits. It’s also a pretty common selling feature for other CMS’s. It’s a reason that developers can say, “Hey you should go with our proprietary system, instead of WordPress.”

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What are some key considerations to make sure that WordPress is secure for your website?

Start with a configuration, both hardware and software, and make sure that your development team is experienced on a WordPress platform. Make sure that any third party plug-ins or extensions have a good user base and are secure themselves, because sometimes they can open up loopholes that the core WordPress platform does not have.

It’s also very important to stay to date with updates and security patches deployed from WordPress. These are coming out fairly regularly, and that’s that the most common way that WordPress sites become insecure.

Last but not least, make sure you’re regularly backing up and have a recovery plan, in case something happens. Whether it’s from an exploit or something you might have done in house.

Thanks. Hope you found this list helpful, and I’ll talk to you soon.



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Author: Karl Feldman Karl Feldman oversees Hinge's service delivery. A former entrepreneur, marketer and engineer, Karl is uniquely qualified to lead our account teams, continuing to evolve and improve the value we deliver to our clients. He also advises leaders in the architecture, engineering and construction industries on growth and marketing issues. Karl has held leadership positions at national brands like HITT contracting. Karl blogs and speaks about professional services marketing and strategy at events nationwide.

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