Keeping your website secure is a team effort.
We're doing everything we can on our end, but you can help us out. If you're adding new plugins to your website, you need to make sure they're not going to put your site at risk.
Here's a quick checklist of things to check before you add a plugin:
- Make sure the plugin has lots of 5-star reviews. This means that most people who have used the plugin are extremely happy with it, meaning the risk of using is lowered dramatically.
- The plugin needs to be compatible with the current version of WordPress. If this is the case, it means that the plugin is actively being maintained by its developers and won't cause any major conflicts between your core code or other plugins on your website.
- Always Google the plugin to make sure there aren't any major issues. The WordPress community is a very active one, so if there are any major problems with a plugin, there will be information available online about it.
If you take these three steps before adding any plugin, your chances of maintaining a secure and high-performing website are significantly higher.
But remember - if anything does go wrong, we're here to handle it.
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