The importance of keeping your CMS up to date
Open Source CMS software, such as WordPress and Joomla have many benefits, not least of all that they come without licensing fees and are free to download and use.
What’s more you can easily access a marketplace of thousands of ready made templates and extensions that allow you to extend core functionality by adding photo galleries, custom forms, e-commerce and much more.
So far, so good? You have an overwhelming number of goodies that you can download and install into WordPress or Joomla in just a few clicks which you can then configure to the exact case use requirements of your business.
But with all this freedom and low-cost or no-cost code comes a big warning: you must keep your extensions, plug-ins and core templates up to date. This means downloading updates and security patches as they become available. Extensions are one of the main reason why so many open source websites are hacked. Out of date software is an open door invitation for hackers to exploit your website, inject malicious code or steal valuable data from you and your customers.
The following simple steps can go a long way to keeping your WordPress or Joomla website safe and secure.
Akeeba Back Up Utilities (https://www.akeebabackup.com/)
Joomla Vulnerable Extensions List (https://vel.joomla.org/)
Pingdom Uptime monitoring (https://www.pingdom.com/)
Joomla security audit service (https://www.watchful.li)
Web Foundry will make your site secure and keep it safe from hackers by ensuring all updates and security patches are downloaded as they are released. Get in touch for more information.