Few things make me feel worse than a hacked website without a backup. WordPress security is not something many website owners think of but with over 32% of the internet using the technology it is the biggest target out there.
Here are some common mistakes we find new clients to us have made.
- Not backing up website daily and never testing restoring website process
- Neglecting to update plugins, themes, and WordPress software. Did you know over 70% of hacked WordPress websites are due to outdated/vulnerable software?
- Using admin as username
- Going cheap on hosting (Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost)
- Not having a security plugin or uptime monitoring