Top 10 highlighted WordPress Security MythsRajeev Sharma
WordPress is an open source content management system or CMS tool written in PHP which is generally most popular for its easy creation of the Blogs.
Nowadays in market blogs are made in WordPress only and the huge number of people using it. We think that its very secure and reliable but there are some myths that we should know about the WordPress.Is #WordPress really insecure for enterprises website? Click To Tweet
Below are some highlighted myths of WordPress which people generally don’t aware.
1. Use of Plugins:
WordPress mainly depends on the use of plugins which slows down your application.
Public plugins are made for general purpose use, not for your specific requirement so it installed many unwanted files in your system which Execution require more time than custom written code.
So use of plugin in the project slow down the website which generally users don’t like.
2. Lots of Trash Pages, Posts, Images:
WordPress doesn’t have the feature like auto-deletion of the trashes. Nowadays even in mobile phones we or mobile booster apps can delete the trashes which boost up the speed of the device but WordPress does not work like this and because of this only these trashes also takes the spaces in the database which again slow down the web application.WP Security Tips - Top #10 #WordPress #Security Myth Click To Tweet
In wp-config.php we can enable automatically trash after a certain amount of day or delete permanently without moving trash.
Define Trash After Days:
define( 'EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 30 );
Permanent Delete without moving into Trash:
define( 'EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 0 );
3. Themes from the wordpress.org:
If you think that you installed a theme from the wordpress.org so it will be safe and secure but its not like that because these themes are also made by the programmers who have great ability of this that they also release the security updates just to provide more security in this one so you can think that your last theme was not a completely secure theme.
4. Inactive Theme:
If any theme get outdated and you not updated it, it will not make any changes in the execution speed but inactive themes can be a risk for the application.
5. Database Query:
WordPress be can slow if there are too many numbers of users visit on your website at a single time or complex or multiple queries got fired on the website sometimes maybe your website will be crash.
6. Not for large Business:
WordPress websites we cannot scale up to that much extent which other frameworks provide. WordPress is not for the big business or to make the website like E-commerce, Heavy Database Driven or Enterprises Website but some big business companies Ford Motor Company, the Wall Street Journal, and the United States Department of Health using WordPress
7. Single Admin Login Password:
Since every WordPress website have one admin login and password so if at any time anyone got the details of that then in your absence they can log in and they can do the changes in few minutes only, in other words, they can hack your website.
In WordPress, an Admin User can create Subscriber, Author, Editor and Even another Admin User. WordPress is “n” number of Auto Backup Plugin which will take your themes and database back from time to time based on its setting.
8. Can’t be Responsive or Low Quality:
Responsive design is the demand for the business. This is true that WordPress has a very low-quality responsive website, but it, not WordPress that make website Worthless, it is what Web Designer and Developer created.
There are many high-quality websites like CNN, Number 10 Downing Street and even Ezeelive Technologies India official company website made in WordPress Platform.
9. Only for Blog:
People think that WordPress is only for the blogging purpose but the that was before 10+ years. In these days many beautiful news websites are made by the WordPress only.
Wikipedia states that WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system. So, WordPress is not only for the blogging.
10. WordPress doesn’t provide support:
WordPress is open source framework so you will get the lots of support in that many websites are made and also much more in the development phase.
Developers whenever get the errors they post it, later on, you can refer it to the solution so you don’t have to worry about the support with the WordPress. WordPress Community is one of biggest online support community in these days.
In the Last Word:
WordPress is the most famous CMS (Content Management System) for the blogging but it has it also some features which can be useful to make the other websites also.
So we looked at some myths about the WordPress which people don’t know about that. WordPress also has its own advantages, disadvantages and WordPress security myths.