Important Update: Stay secure with WordPress

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WordPress is now one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world, powering a staggering 700 million websites. Unfortunately, this popularity also extends to hackers and other cyber crooks, which is why we are keen to keep all our customers safe. Security starts with keeping websites up to date.

Plugins & updates

The main problem with WordPress sites is the upkeep of plugins. It is extremely important to keep these up-to-date and using the newest code. Not only does this help your site to work effectively, but greatly reduces the risk of bugs and hacks occurring. Think of your site like a vehicle; an outdated or badly-maintained car is much more likely to let you down or be broken into!

What are plugins?

A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. However, these plugins do have a shelf life, so it is important to update to the newest versions and check performance at regular intervals.

WordPress Website Security Package:

Hacking and poor website performance can have a serious impact your business. However, the good news is that it needn’t cost the earth to keep one step ahead by regularly carrying out updates and health checks. We are offering all our WordPress clients a website security package to take the worry away.

This includes:

  • Updates to plugins currently being used on your WordPress website.

  • Updates to core files and code.

  • Monitoring and improving site performance.

If you would like to know more about our WordPress Security Package please email us at info@clock-work.co.uk or contact your project manager. Please mark your enquiry ‘Wordpress Security’.

You can also find more information about WordPress security by visiting the WordPress support site: https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/