WordPress Websites are great for site owners but also for Hackers

Most of the websites we have built today are WordPress. The reason for this is because of the content management system that allows the website owner to go in and make changes to their website at any given time. That is such a big plus because it is a very stable WSIWYG editor which is why so many clients love it. There are other great pluses about it including that it is an open source platform which allows for developers to create plug-ins that can enhance what the website can do.

Now that is the plus, the minus is that hackers target word press websites because they are open source and they do have weaknesses that need to be addressed otherwise the website can be hacked.

In most cases I have found that web developers do not put those extra layers of security to help prevent these break-ins. This is something that I set up for every one of my customers and then also recommend that they set up the Sucuri Security malware monitoring service to let you know if your website has been hacked and they will fix it at no additional charge. Because of this I have had several website owners that I did not build their website for have us upgrade their security to help prevent hacking.