My latest post, published at Search Engine People, is all about WordPress security. There may have been a time when only large publishers had to worry about security, but not anymore.
As the popularity of WordPress began to rise, so did the opportunity for hackers to target sites running on the platform. WordPress does a decent job of plugging security holes as they’re identified, but leaving the security of your site completely in their hands is idiocy.
From steps you can take during the installation process to security-specific WordPress plugins to ways you can keep tabs on hacking attempts and take immediate action, this post may be one of the most useful I’ve written in months…or maybe ever.
After all, working for months – or years – to build your brand on the Internet only to fall victim to a malicious douchebag is infuriating. There are steps you can take to help prevent it. If one or more of the tips I provide helps someone keep their site from falling victim to the attacks of some jackass, then all this bullshit I do all day just might turn out to be worth it.
Learn more: “How To Secure WordPress Against Disasters & Being Hacked“
I'm Alysson (a.k.a. "SEOAly") and I've been an active part of the search marketing industry since 2006. I offer affordable small business website design and search engine optimization services. My primary area of expertise is on-site SEO, helping small business owners build more search engine friendly and usable websites. I'm also a contributing author at popular search marketing publications like Search Engine Journal, Search Engine People, Viral Conversations and Directory Journal. In my spare time (spare time... what is this "spare time" of which you speak?!?), I volunteer my geek skills to help charitable causes I support - like the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation and Donate Life Day.