Is Your Website At Risk Of Being Hacked?
So what do you do with your website once it goes live? Do you work on your marketing plan for it? Promote it, update your blog? If you answered yes to all of those, then great you are well on your way to having a very successful website. But is your website also at risk of being hacked?
If you fail to one more thing on a regular basis, then all that hard work will be for nothing and your business and reputation could be seriously damaged.
So what is the one task that is as vital to your website as marketing and promotion? Well its website management and more to the point ensuring that the WordPress plug in’s you have installed on your website are kept up to date.
When you don’t update your plug in’s you put your website at risk at being hacked. When your plug ins are not up to date it makes it so much easier for hackers to hack your website and add malware to it and then before you know it your visitors are seeing a big red screen like this, warning them that your website is dangerous.
When that happens not only do you look less professional, you look less reliable and they are unlikely to visit your website again. Meaning that you are losing potential customers.
Even if you are lucky and your website doesn’t end up getting hacked, not updating your plug in’s can cause conflicts which result loss of functionality.
Therefore it is vital that you regularly manage and maintain your website to ensure that it is kept up to date. Updating your plug ins really could not be easier.
All you have to do is log into the admin section of your website and it will tell you there which plug in needs updating and you simply click the update plug in option!
It really is as simple as that and it will save you a lot of heartache in the long run!