WordPress powers millions of websites across the web and it has grown from its very humble beginnings for good reason. It is one of the best open-source content management systems currently available. One of the main reasons for that rapid growth is its plugin eco-system which offers developers plugins for just about anything.
WordPress since it is open-source allows developers do just about whatever they want to the code. While this is a huge plus for the developer community for your mom & pop type of website owner it can actually create potential security issues.
While out of the box WordPress is very secure but if you do not change the default configuration settings it can set up your WordPress site for potential hacking. WordPress has even put out a tutorial on how to harden a WordPress site and it is a good read and we highly suggest you take a look at it.
These steps outlined below will not keep you 100% safe as there is always the small possibility of a hacker being able to find a way in to your site. However if you take these steps your site will be hardened and hackers will in most cases move on and look for an easier target.
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