WordPress is, by far, the most popular way to build a website. That popularity has the unfortunate side effect of also making WordPress sites a juicy target for malicious actors all across the world. And that might have you wondering whether it is secure enough to handle those attacks.

First – some bad news: Every year, hundreds of thousands of WordPress sites get hacked, as well as eCommerce sites.

Most sites get hacked from entirely preventable issues, like not keeping things updated or using insecure passwords.

How WordPress site could be an easy target to get hacked?

If you promptly apply all security updates, it’s highly unlikely that your site experiences any issues as a result of core vulnerabilities. But if you don’t, you take a risk once an exploit gets out into the wild.

  • Out-of-Date Core Software
  • Out-of-Date Plugins Or Themes
  • Supply Chain Attacks
  • Poor Hosting Environment And Out-Of-Date Technology

Who’s Responsible For Keeping WordPress Secure?

What the WordPress Security Team does not do is check all the themes and plugins at WordPress.org. The themes and plugins at WordPress.org are manually reviewed by your developer who’s maintaining your website. You can know more about website maintenance and how to assure a secured site.