WordPress is a blogging tool that was started in 2003. It was started with the objective to enhance typography of everyday writing. There were are the inception, very few users and now with passage of time, its users have increased to tens of millions of people. It is the largest used blogging site. It was and is still for and by the community. It is an Open source project, which means, hundreds of people all around the world are working upon this project. It is used by the most, as it comes with an advantage. It is free to use. It can be used to create a page or a website. There is no need at all to pay any license fee.
Security in wordpress is taken very seriously. It is very necessary to some basic precautions in order to secure the content. It protects the privacy, integrity and availability of the resources under the administration of the server. This software readily discusses the security features they offer with the web-hosting. It provides the most recent stable versions of all the server software. It provides reliable methods for back-up and recovery of the content. It helps to secure each aspect of the system.
The benefit of the WordPress Security is that it is compatible to be used in multiple sites.
The Security themes include some general ideas relating to the security. It provides limited access to people. it prevents unauthorized or malicious people, by reducing possible entry points. User must restrict the themes from outside sources. One must use the themes provided by wordpress or to the themes available from well known sources. Trying to get themes from untrusted sources may lead to issues. User must have a plan to back up and restore the installation, in case of any problem. This helps the user to get online faster.
Security Issue is when a user finds that some type of bug is affecting the security and such a site can be accessed by others. Such security issues must be reported with wordpress. The security issues should not be general questions. It should be really something that an expert can guide upon. Basic and general queries are not at all answered. Like, a system getting hacked is not an issue. But, how the attacker hacked is considered a Security issue and on reporting the same the experts can help the user on the same.
The users must always keep on updating the versions of wordpress as the older versions are not looked upon from the security point of view. They are not updated. Hence, less secure. Thus the users should keep updates of the new version and shall use them, as the software security process is a going concern. It is improved with every version.
The second thing that can be done for security purpose is to have a strong password. It should be set in a manner which is tough for other to even think about. Using ones name, dictionary word, short word, only alphabets or only numbers must be avoided in case of password. This decreases its strength.
iThemes Security monitors the site and detect vulnerability that caused the security issue. It monitors the system for unauthorized changes. An email is also received when someone fails to login after several failures or when a file on the site has been changed. It detects the error on the sites such as bad links and images. It replaces the existing version and replaces the affected site with a new version of wordpress. It increases the security of the password. It scans the site instantly for any vulnerability. It detects and blocks numerous attacks to the file system and database.