Written by Noah Britton on 09/30/2018

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 Did you know over 70% of hacked WordPress websites are due to outdated/vulnerable software?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


Noah Britton

Noah Britton is the founder of Thrive with 18 years of experience in the web industry and 10 years with WordPress.