Updating WordPress Plugins Can Secure Your Website From Hackers!

What makes WordPress the best CMS for websites is the extensive list of plugins available. There are currently over 49 Thousand Plugins available in the WordPress Repository.

Finding the right plugin for a particular functionality is much easier than maintaining it.

Each plugin installed on your site is like a backdoor into your site’s admin. Whenever you install a WordPress plugin, you are adding additional code to your website. And the quality of code being used varies greatly between plugins. Poorly-written, insecure, or outdated code is one of the most common ways attackers can exploit your WordPress website.

Updating WordPress plugins often increase security by patching vulnerabilities and strengthening against attacks. WordPress has a dedicated team devoted to finding, identifying and fixing WordPress security issues. As security vulnerabilities are disclosed, fixes are immediately pushed out to patch any new security issues discovered. That’s why updating WordPress plugins are incredibly important to the overall security of your website.

How To Make Sure Your WordPress Plugins Are Not Vulnerable?

  1. Keep your plugins up to date
  2. Delete the plugins that you don’t use
  3. Only download plugins from well-known sources
  4. Disable the plugin and theme editor
  5. Turn off PHP reporting
  6. Plan non security updates for off-peak times
  7. Reevaluate your plugin choices
  8. Check if a plugin has known vulnerabilities

To read about these practices in detail and get more information about Plugins and WordPress Security, Read Our blog post, Updating WordPress Plugins Can Secure Your Website From Hackers!