How safe is your WordPress installation?

There are probably very few webmasters who have not built up at least one site on the basis of the Open Source CMS WordPress. The advantages of this are numerous. Most commonly it is well used, because you really can build a complete website including design within minutes without having the knowledge of graphics or programming and the countless plugins that can extend the installation, were responsible for enthusiasm. But where there is sun, there is also shadow. The WordPress installations safety, for example, is always a big issue.

Popular CMS have mostly a disadvantage: they are gladly used by hackers who gain access to files and use them for their purposes. This is not only annoying, but can have many negative effects. Particularly “popular” for hackers is, the distribution of malware via WordPress – and that is displeasing to everyone. It is therefore important, not only to set up a WordPress installation, but to also protect it as well.

It is no secret that the more up-to-date the WordPress installation is and the used plugins are will contribute extremely to safety. The cancellation of unused plugins is now a standard. But beyond that too many website owners, unfortunately, do not worry about how they can protect their WordPress installation. It is not as complicated as one would think and usually saves a lot more time as it represents an effort. Quite simply, plugins can make the most of the work. But you can also act by yourself.

With the check of wprecon you can, for example, once making a “stocktaking” can see how safe the WordPress installation is so far. There is also a good advice on how to correct any safety deficiencies and thus ensures that you are largely protected against attacks. Most of these changes that are proposed, only takes a few minutes of work – so there is no real excuse not to make it.