11 Top Reasons Why WordPress Sites Get Hacked (and How to Prevent it)

3 Reasons Why Your WordPress Site Will Get Hacked
Roy Murphy

One of the top selling points of WordPress is its plugins. However, that is also one of its biggest risks. You save time and money by not needing custom coding, but you are also at the mercy of the plugin developers. With so many plugins and software updates happening on one platform, your site will quickly become outdated as plugins and software become incompatible and put your site at risk.

The other risk lies in the open source nature of WordPress. Since the system publicizes changes and security measures made with each release, it’s as easily available to hackers as it is your own web developers in every new release. I get it, exact code changes aren’t detailed, but anyone with some backend development experience can read the public information and identify vulnerabilities that were corrected in the newest release and know exactly where to target in websites with previous versions of software.

Why WordPress Keeps Getting Hacked And How To Prevent It
Ashanti Morley

Adam Ferraresi started his career as a web developer and he loves his job from the day one. With time, as he progressed with his skill, he found his passion for writing about many different topics concerning web development. From that time, he has expanded his views and is now writing on all sorts of different subjects. Adam is also a trusted writer of wefollowtech.com. He’s stationed in Dallas, where he spends his free time playing guitar and cooking for his friends.
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5 Top Reasons Why WordPress Sites Get Hacked
Sheri Cook

WordPress isn’t known for having the most secure sites. Despite this, the platform has nearly 75 million active websites which are approximately 27% of all websites worldwide and 59% of the total CMS market share. Since all of these sites were built in WordPress, a weakness in one site may also be present in others. Judging from the sheer number of WordPress sites and the amount of them that are hacked, this assumption is not so far off. Hackers find weaknesses in one site and look for the same symptoms in other WordPress sites, using the first website as a template for their hacking. You must take it upon yourself to address and cover loopholes of your site.

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