There are a lot of CMSs to choose from today when creating a website but really besides the ease of use, we users care about one more thing – security.
A website is meant to exist many years to come and in other words forever but there’s nothing worse than having all those data and content that you work hard in creating to disappear in a split second.
So is WordPress safe then?
Yes, WordPress is safe as it is designed to counter hackers and accidents people tend to have when creating a website.
To be honest, this very page that you’re looking at is actually a WordPress website and I personally have been using WordPress for many of my websites.
The WordPress team works really hard to keep up with WordPress’s reputation as it is one of the World’s most famous CMS that users tend to choose when creating a website.
Steps you can take
As a cautious user you still need to take precautionary steps in order to make your website even safer because if you really care about something, you would want to be extra careful that nothing goes wrong:
1) Use a stronger password
The most common thing you always hear when creating any account.
No matter how safe a website is, everything can be a target for hackers.
These cyber bullies will try very hard to break into your site because to them your site is pure gold (It is).
So do create a strong password by adding numbers and capital letters.
For example, don’t use common words as password like “carrot”.
Instead, use a mix like “000caRRotttttt45” because when your password is complicated, you ward off other users from trying to get in.
2) Update WordPress
WordPress has an in-built system to maintain security and protection.
However, it is not perfect so they always do trial and errors to find which ones that work and which don’t in order to improve their system.
So when they find ways to improve, they will add that to your WordPress updates so whenever you see that notification for a new updates, do yourself a favour and click on that!
It is the easiest way to increase your level of security within WordPress.
3) Backing up your files
The probability of WordPress getting hacked is 1/1, 000, 000, 000.
I have been WordPress for many years for many websites and my websites has never been hacked at all so I’m confident when I say that it’s safe.
However we can never be too sure because in life, we always tend to learn to have a backup on important things especially work related.
So just to be extra sure, backing up is really important so that you’ll sleep better at night feeling more than confident that nothing can go wrong.
Creating a WordPress site
Before you get started, let me tell you beforehand that there are 2 types of WordPress sites – paid and free.
The paid version is called WordPress.com whereas the free version is called WordPress.org.
The only difference?
Is that the free version requires you to set up your website yourself whereas the paid version is much more simpler as everything is taken care of so all you need to do left is just write.
A lot of people think it’s hard but it’s actually pretty easy because you just click on things from the dashboard without needing to use coding.
I remember 10 years ago where it takes me 3 months just to build up a website but today, WordPress has made it so easy that you can literally build a website in less than 30 minutes.
It’s that simple!
Cyber thieves are getting more and more today that no matter how efficient a system is, nothing beats old fashioned personal safety so always remember to take extra measures to make your site safer than it already is.
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