Have you ever spent 8 hours cleaning malicious code from your website only to have the whole scenario above repeated again twenty minutes later because of the insidious backdoor scripts that have been hidden all over your site, with another day passing before you found the culprits? I’ve been there!
Have you ever had your clients ring you to let you know your website has been hacked and they were worried you’d joined the dark side? Yep, happened to me too!
Have you ever contacted your hosting service to get them to remove malicious code from your site only to be told it’s your problem to sort out and by the way, if it’s not fixed in 24 hours they’ll shut your site down? Uh huh.
How about all your data being wiped out only to discover that you don’t have an offsite backup, your hosting service doesn’t have an intact backup copy and your only backup was stored on the hosting server with all your website files (which remember, are missing in action)? Luckily this hasn’t happened to me but I know many people who have faced the heartbreak of losing all their valuable content – this is their business after all!
2. Security Scans
If a vulnerability is discovered in WordPress and a new version is released to address the issue, the information required to exploit the vulnerability is almost certainly in the public domain. This makes old versions more open to attack and is one of the primary reasons you should always keep WordPress up to date – WordPress.org
4. Child Themes
5. Network Security
6. Login Credentials
7. Security Plugin
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