WordPress Security

WordPress Security Vulnerability

The WordPress team have made us aware of a major vulnerability with WordPress plugins and themes.  The latest upgrade in one that WordPress is recommending everyone makes to their site. This will close off the current security vulnerability that exists in all WordPress sites.

So what does that mean for WordPress sites ?

You should ask your IT Person to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress.  Alternatively, Emarkable offers this service to anyone that is unsure about their site.

You can check if your site is vulnerable by clicking on the link below:

https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/timthumb-vulnerability-scanner

 

Don’t have a vulnerable site – Why keeping up with WordPress Upgrades is a good thing

On a regular basis WordPress provides a number of different updates to make sure that sites built using their CMS system perform at their optimal.  These can vary from improvements in how things work to more important security upgrades.

It is important to be aware of the “health” of your site and review each upgrade in terms of will it make your site better or safer.

On average most sites should upgrade their version of WordPress and plugins about twice a year.

Why Use WordPress ?

WordPress powers more than 17% of the web — a figure that rises every day.  It’s one of our favourite CMS systems for many reasons. 

  • Ease of Use

The main ones being its ease of use for updating and blogging.

  • Search engines love WordPress sites

The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content.  Also every page, post, and image can have its own meta keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization.

To find out more contact us today at :  info@emarkable.ie

Richard Coen

Richard Coen

With over 17 years experience in Digital Marketing, 25 years in sales and 22 years business development, Richard assists companies develop key growth strategies on a local or international basis. He can assist marketers achieve balance in their approach to key areas affected by the growth in digital marketing.