Did you know that in 2012 more than 117,000 WordPress installations were hacked? (the most recent year I could find data). And that today, 73.2% WordPress installations are vulnerable to being hacked? This is because these sites had software that was out of date on them. And that’s bad enough, but it’s been a bad week in discovering major site security risks.
On the 8th of April, the world learned about the Heartbleed Bug, a massive hole in Open SSL. If that wasn’t bad enough, Jetpack, a VERY popular plugin announced a vicious security hole in it’s plugin yesterday and rolled an update to mitigate that risk.
If you haven’t updated your WordPress website recently, it’s definitely time right now. Now, if you host your website at Paradux Media Group, you don’t have to worry about this — we’ve taken care of all of this for you. But if you self host your WordPress website, this video will walk you through how to do the site updates that are necessary to ensure that yours in not one of the 73.2% of WordPress installations that are at risk of being hacked because you had out of date software on your site.
Watch the video below for step by step instructions on how to manage the updates on your WordPress website.