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Top 5 Common WordPress Security Fails

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.

Top 5 WordPress security mistakes

WordPress is great but it's not perfect. If you aren't diligent about your security protocols, it's like putting a target on your back. Here are some common mistakes we find among our new clients.

1. Not backing up your website daily and never testing restoring website process.

If the worst should happen, having a recent, clean version of your website is the easiest first step in getting back to normal.

2. Neglecting to update plugins, themes, and WordPress software.

Did you know that over 70% of hacked WordPress websites are due to outdated/vulnerable software?

3. Using "admin" as a username.

This is the default username for all WordPress websites, meaning it's the first thing that bad actors will guess when trying to hack your website.

4 Going cheap on hosting (Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost).

Cheap hosting sites aren't performing the necessary checks frequently enough to keep you as safe as possible.

5 Not having a security plugin or uptime monitoring.

These two items are crucial for knowing when your website is working...and when it isn't.

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Noah Britton

Hi, I'm Noah Britton, the founder of Thrive. I focus on understanding our client's goals and proposing solutions including branding, website design, and marketing. After 20 years in business, I've earned the grey hairs and expertise needed to knock your project out of the park.

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