Is WordPress security really necessary?

Is WordPress security really necessary?
datum-geschreven 6 Jul 2023

WordPress security may seem unnecessary to many website owners, after all… there are millions of websites built with WordPress, right?! Does that mean they are all insecure? Read now whether WordPress security is necessary or unnecessary for your WordPress websites.

WordPress itself is secure

WordPress itself is kept incredibly secure and up-to-date by a team of professionals. WordPress itself is not a security risk as long as you keep it updated!

The problem lies in the plugins..

The plugins

The plugins pose the risk. Plugins are created by different individuals, and not everyone has received a high level of programming education.

As more plugins are used, the risk of errors in the code also increases.


Hackers are constantly looking for ways to infect websites with malware, advertisements, and primarily links to their own products or services. This is known as black-hat SEO.

The question again, is WordPress security necessary?

This depends on the number of plugins you use. If you use 3 and keep them up-to-date, your website doesn’t carry much risk.
But if you use 10, 20, 30, or even 40 plugins… then you need to take certain measures to prevent hackers from easily gaining access.

Managing security yourself or outsourcing?

You can manage security yourself or outsource it. Whether you manage it yourself or outsource it depends on several factors:

Securing your WordPress website yourself

If you have a simple informational website.
If you use a few plugins, maximum 5-8.
If you keep them properly updated.
If you use strong passwords.
If you don’t give just anyone access to your website.
If you have a security plugin like iThemes Security OR Sucuri OR WordFence installed.
If you have a good web host.

In this case, things can go well for years without any problems or malware.

Having your WordPress website secured by professionals

Do you have an online shop? Do you offer services and products? Do you have a contact form, quote form? In short, do people enter important information on your website?
Are you heavily dependent on your website for income? Do you have a reputation to maintain?
In other words, are you a medium-sized to large company?

In that case, it is best to have your WordPress website professionally secured.
The costs of a hack, of a damaged Google reputation, outweigh the relatively small monthly amount you pay for the security and maintenance of your website.

Secure and maintain your website with the following security and maintenance measures:

  • Controlled updates – Periodic and immediate for known vulnerabilities
  • Professional security – Through a good firewall, proper configuration
  • Monitoring – User activity, messages, uptime
  • Recovery guarantee – No costs if a vulnerable plugin causes issues
  • Backups – Daily backup to an external data vault
  • Question and answer – Technical support
  • Debugging – In case of plugin or theme conflicts

Request security and maintenance for your WordPress website now!


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