WordPress is an inherently secure platform. Nevertheless, it is the most popular and widely used content management system around the world, which does make it a highly visible target for hackers.
Having worked in WordPress for over a decade, we’re fully aware of what it takes to keep WordPress sites secured—and it’s something we take seriously with each and every website we build for our clients. The last thing we want to do is develop a site that’s going to put our clients’ business, and potentially their own customers, at risk. Needless to say, security is a priority.
BlueClick’s Security Measures
As our clients’ trusted partner, we want to do everything in our power to ensure that their experience conducting business in the digital world is a positive one, and this includes insulating them from security risks. Here are just some of the precautionary measures we take when building WordPress websites:
Every website we build automatically comes with the Wordfence plugin. It’s one of the most top-rated security plugins in WordPress and it’s one we wholeheartedly trust to analyze and secure our clients’ sites. It does this through:
- Monitoring sites on an ongoing basis for security threats
- Scanning files for potential corruptions
- Installing a firewall between your site and potential intruders
- Blocking known hackers and bots picked up on their malware scanner
- Enforcing stricter logins and passwords
Website security breaches can come from any entry point, which is why we rely on a comprehensive, singular plugin solution to cover all our bases at once.
If you’ve ever noticed that some URLs start with an “http” and some start with an “https”, it’s because of an SSL certificate. Once added to a site, an SSL certificate adds a layer of encryption between a site’s server and anyone who visits it, which is how a website ends up on the secure HTTPS.
As a bonus, because SSL certificates do a fantastic job in protecting sites from potential security breaches, the search engines love websites that have them. In fact, Google announced back in 2014 that it uses HTTPS as a ranking signal.
For clients that want help getting this set up on their website, we can most certainly help with that. Upon request, we’ll add an SSL certificate with 256-bit encryption.
The Importance of Security
No website is immune from a security breach. If a hacker finds something of value within your site—be access to your company’s financial software, social security numbers of employees, or your customers’ credit card information—they’ll take it. Sometimes they don’t even need something of value to take down your site. If they know they can launch a DDoS or hold your site ransom and receive a payoff for it, they will.
Regardless of how likely a security breach is for your site or not, you need to think about the consequences of one if it should happen. Not only could your brand suffer a devastating blow to its reputation, but you could lose all the trust and loyalty you worked so hard to get from your customers by building a reliable website and providing them with such high-quality and insightful content.
You have our guarantee that every website we create will come with top-of-the-line security monitoring and prevention measures. We don’t ever want our customers’ to be in that position and this is why we will never compromise on security.