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Is WordPress a Secure Content Management System?

Though, WordPress is powering almost 30% of the websites, yet it has an unfair reputation for having poor security. As a consequence, a vulnerability or successful attack on a prominent website becomes big news – and WordPress becomes the scapegoat.

Reasons suggesting that news of successful attacks are not representative of WordPress as a secure CMS:

WordPress is an open source system and also has an open system for plugin and theme development. It is a well-known fact that majority of vulnerabilities are actually due to plugins and themes rather than the core system. We only use limited number of plugins. We thoroughly test the compatibility issues of plugins before installing that in the system. The best practices involve testing the compatibility of plugins with the theme. We further use premium WordPress themes to ensure that your website works seamlessly without facing any issues.

Another reason of vulnerabilities is when a website has not been updated after a security patch is released. WordPress introduced auto updates a couple of years ago, so security patches are added to a WordPress installation automatically as soon as they are released. However, if your website is developed on local host and then migrated to the production, then there are possibilities that updating of WordPress may face few issues. However, you don’t have to worry about such things because it’s the job of the WordPress Agency to keep plugins up-to-date, make more major WordPress updates, and proactively monitor the security set up of the site.

So, as a concluding statement, I would like to suggest that WordPress is actually a fantastic Content Management System on which you can trust to run your website. With huge community of developers supporting this CMS, if any vulnerability is found then it will be patched quickly via an update of the system.

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