ARTELABS reccomend the use of WordPress basically for its “Back-Office” CMS functionalities which are elegant, well structured, highly customizable and User-Friendly. It can be used for Blogs, business Websites, and even E-commerce.
The WordPress project, begun in 2003, has grown to be one of the largest hosted Web tools in the world. WordPress has become a mature and stable product that benefits from a substantial developer community. It is an excellent semantic publishing platform tool, combining aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WP is an Open Software delivered under GPLv2+.
For Users not knowing web coding and wishing to remain independent in managing dynamic content, WP can be one solution to have a good result at a reasonable price (compared to custom Web development). Nevertheless, a good Front-End development “à la carte” may require intensive work and good knowledge in programming languages such as PHP / JS / MySQL.
The WP community constantly builds the core software. Many themes and plugins are available online. Nevertheless, like any other Websites, maintenance and monitoring of the software is required to perform regular updates (including security patches).
The WorPress community organise regular WordCamps with well known guests:
Security in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren’t taken. This article will introduce you to basic security concepts and serve as an introductory guide to making your WordPress website more secure:
Since the WP CMS is growing every day, hackers will always try to attack and insert malicious code to corrupt your core files or your database.
The most popular attacks are:
- SQL Injections.
- Filesman backdoor.
- .htaccess Hacking.
- PHP malicious code injection.
- Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
- And many more.
A WP developer must take into account all these parameters to secure any website at best. Moreover, patches and updates must be applied regularly (Server side and Front side). And old PHP version can become quickly obsolete and have many functionality corrupted. Plugin must be chosen carefully because no sustainability is guaranteed.
ARTELABS offer maintenance and monitoring of your websites.