WordPress is not inherently insecure and the developers work hard to ensure breaches are patched quickly. Unfortunately, WordPress’s success has made it a target:
- not all themes and plugins are developed with the same level of care
- if you can break just one WordPress installation, many millions of sites may be open to you.
Some will attack WordPress for the challenge or to cause malicious damage but those are easy to spot. The worst culprits sneak links into your content, place phishing sites deep within your folder structure, or use your server to send spam. Once your installation is cracked, it may be necessary to delete everything and reinstall from scratch.
Fortunately, there is a range of simple options to improve security. None of the following security fixes should take longer than a few minutes.
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