Ever wonder what you can do to keep your precious WordPress site out of the reach of hackers?
Good news... some of the most effective solutions are also the most simple!
I explain all in this video.
(If you prefer to read text than watch my face talking at you, click on the link below the video for the transcript)
Hello loves. It’s Vik here - The WordPress nurse.
If you know anything about me at all, you're going to know that I love WordPress. Why doesn't everybody build their websites in it?
Well, obviously, there are a number of reasons that people might not use WordPress, but the number one reason that people give me is that a WordPress site is more likely to get hacked than any other type of site.
And the fact is, yes, you are statistically more likely to get your WordPress site hacked than your site that's built in another system, but the only reason for that is that you are statistically more likely to have a WordPress site than a site in another system. It's all just numbers.
Actually WordPress is every bit as secure as any other system if it's cared for well.
But of course, it is also a victim of its own success.
So a lot of hackers target it because it is so popular and let's face it, If you want to go on a fishing trip, you're not going to go out to the Gobi desert are you?
So you might be thinking, why would a hacker want to get into my site? I don't store any important data. I don't store payment details. Why bother with me?
Well, lots of reasons, darling.
Firstly, if they can get into an existing site and they can get access to the software that you're using, they can inspect it for vulnerabilities and then they can use that knowledge to attack other sites that are running the same software.
Or they can redirect your visitors to a Spam site, so all your traffic ends up there instead or they can use your site to host phishing pages that mimic sites like Facebook and steal your login details.
They can add downloadable files that can infect your users devices if they click on them.
Or they can use your domain as a base for sending spam, which can get you blacklisted by search engines and ruin your reputation. And let me tell you loves, that is not fun.
It happened to me once, years ago, before I even realized that WordPress sites needed care and updates and security and it took absolutely ages to sort that out. My site was wiped by the server company, I got my domain blacklisted by all the search engines and literally months later I was still bumping into the odd black mark against my name that I hadn't noticed and cleaned up. It was a nightmare.
The good news is, you don't need a lot of in-depth knowledge to keep your WordPress site secure. In fact, a lot of the most effective things you can do are very simple and if cared for correctly, WordPress is as secure as any other system.
So, I've prepared this little security first aid kit for you. If you've got care of a WordPress site or even if you're just WordPress curious and you want to start off on the right foot, this is for you.
Every day for the next four days I'm going to send you a little video with a new tip to help you keep those nasty hackers out of your precious little site.
So you get to do a bit of good for your site every single morning, and, as a bonus, you also get to see my smiley face. It's win-win.
So just pop your details into the form below this video, and I'll see you soon.