There is power in knowing, this is the principle that everybody should adopt especially when taking a stand against any unscrupulous deeds using the internet. If you are going to take your business online for purposes of increasing your business reach and increasing the total number of your potential client then you definitely need to utilise web design processes in order to put up your website. You will also be needing the different website design tools and content management systems such as WordPress.
Why Use WordPress for Web Design?
WordPress is considered by a lot of website designers as the primary choice for website design content management system because of the fact that this CMS is free and that it offers a lot of plugins and templates which are also made available for free. On top of this, WordPress is capable of easily transforming itself into an SEO-friendly platform allowing web crawlers to easily crawl the website thus increasing its possibility of being ranked and being indexed by the search engines.
Everything today is hackable, that includes the WordPress content management system. WordPress do have several vulnerabilities which if left unchecked could be the avenue for hackers to manipulate in order to gain access to the backend of the website. The following are the different vulnerabilities that may affect WordPress:
1. Host Vulnerabilities – one must understand that WordPress in itself was not developed for hackers to gain access to the websites, thus in reality WordPress in itself do not have outright vulnerabilities. One of the reasons that make WordPress vulnerable is because of the fact that that host which contains the WordPress based website is in itself vulnerable. This is why you have to make sure that your host server is secured and that it runs the latest versions of software as well as different security applications.
2. Network Vulnerabilities – sometimes the host or server is secured but the computer accessing the server is not, this is especially true if you are accessing your website backend through unsecured computers like those at the internet cafes, viruses and Trojan applications could easily transfer from the computer and pass to the network and enter into the host or server. This type of network vulnerability could be prevented by using a secured computer, one which is not publicly used and is free of viruses.
These two types of vulnerabilities which may affect your WordPress website could be prevented using several precautionary measures an example of which was given above. Another precautionary measure which you can do is to always update your WordPress version as well as your plugins, this is because incorporated in these updates are new security features that may combat possible attacks in your WordPress site. There is power in knowing the vulnerabilities not to inculcate fear or doubt to your website but rather for you to be able to take necessary measures and to conduct proper preventive measures in order to protect your website from the different types of attacks done by unscrupulous people.