In part 3, we take a look at the file system. Architecture is closely related to a web page, and your foundation needs to be securely in place to protect it. In this part of the series, I will go into some detail about how you can protect your core files that make up your site, which applies to not only just WordPress but all of the sites you create.
In Part 2, we go over plugins. Plugins are a key part of WordPress and its community, however sometimes plugins can cause headaches and security holes. Plugins were developed to extend the functionality of WordPress, but the issue is that anyone can make one, and we have to question the security of each one we install.
Why is WordPress so popular? People like simplicity, and they just want things to work. They also want what is popular, but that can come at a cost. Here are some steps for keeping WordPress secure, making it more difficult for attackers to break in.