WordPress Security For Non-Techies
Today we look at an overview of WordPress security for non-techies and why running WordPress in a control panel with only the web management interface increases the odds of bad things happening. First in our series of WordPress videos specifically for creative and non-technical folks.
WordPress is an excellent Content Management System (CMS) and is basically secure when used this way.
WordPress also by default becomes a bit of a CODE Management System for 95% of all users. This is where security problems tend to arise.
WordPress, and the plug-ins and add-ons we use with it, invariably will contain defects in source code. These defects can manifest as improper site display, or as security vulnerabilities. The developers try not to let this happen, but code is complicated and it still does. This is why WordPress and its plug-ins are updated so often. Defects must be addressed.
Running WordPress exclusively using your hosting control panel and the WordPress web management interface is like handing the keys to your car to someone else. Your “guest driver” may not mean to cause problems, but the odds of bad things happening go up when you do this
Luckily there are alternative ways to manage your WordPress workflow that keep you in control of your site(s). You don’t have to “hand over the keys” to your shiny WordPress car. Maintaining control means reducing the odds that bad things will happen to your site(s).
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