22 Abandoned WordPress Plugins with Vulnerabilities

WordPress software prompts you to update your plugins but as it is triggered by the plugin programmer, it could leave people with a false sense of security.

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WordPress TrainingIf you have a WordPress website, chances are you (or the person who designed or maintains your WordPress website has installed WordPress plugins (3rd party software designed to plugin to WordPress content management software) but when was the last time you checked to ensure they’ve all been updated?

Although WordPress software informs you you have out-of-date plugins, as this is triggered by the WordPress plugin programmer notifying them and it could leave people with a false sense of security.

Wordfence’s post 22 Abandoned WordPress Plugins with Vulnerabilities look at the plugin respository is scary. They report that:

There are currently a total of 37,300 plugins available in theWordPress.org repository 17,383 of those plugins have not been updated in the past 2 years.

13,655 plugins have a compatibility tag of 3.x. WordPress 4.0 was released in September 2014.

3,990 plugins have not been updated since 2010 which is over 7 years ago.

There are 29,892 additional WordPress plugins in the plugin source code repository that are not listed in WordPress.org

What do I recommend to ensure you’re protected?  Attend one of my WordPress Website Management Workshops to find out!


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