WordPress is one of the most used and popular content management system (CMS) and most of the websites these days are working on this CMS. As the popularity and usage of WordPress is growing, so is the safety and security concerns that it comes associated with. This is such a serious concern for new website makers who use WordPress because of the fact that it is very vulnerable to security breaches and attacks. There are about 505 different types of vulnerabilities which WordPress is prone to.
To ensure the security and safety of WordPress, the website owners and the developers are majorly held responsible. Some ways to keep WordPress website safe include keeping a backup of the data, not displaying the version of the WordPress on blog, reporting bugs to WordPress security and not installing any kind of free themes etc. Some easy targets of WordPress attackers are themes, weak passwords, plugins and hosting. Some ways to know that your site is hacked are to download the entire site and run a search on all files from the PC, looking for weird admin level users, to ensure that there are no weird banner ads and checking out what kind of searches are attracting people to your site.