Security has always been an essential aspect of the web. But in the past couple of years, it’s become an increasing issue on the web and, in particular, for the WordPress community.
For the past couple of years, the amount of hacked WP sites we’ve seen and heard about has risen dramatically (mostly caused by outdated WordPress sites out there despite having automatic upgrades available). The amazing growth and popularity of WordPress has made it a big target for hackers, even despite WP being a model of security.
And it’s been such an issue for our customer community that we’ve been very intentional to offer resources to help like live training, blog posts, videos, tutorials, helping as we can on the forums, and more.
Today, though, I’m excited to announce that we have taken a huge step further in helping you lockdown your sites with the hiring of WordPress security expert and plugin developer Chris Wiegman.
With Chris’ arrival at iThemes, it means we can now offer our customer community the benefit and peace of mind from knowing we have our very own WP security expert in-house to help us with all we do.
His first order of business is to get started on our very own premium security product for WP that will help proactively protect all your sites, to be released in the very near future. We are also taking over ongoing development and maintenance of Chris’ uber-popular plugin Better WP Security, which has over 1.2 million downloads to date.
With this move, we want you to know we’re continuing to reinvest in building the most innovative set of utility tools for WordPress to help you build your online empire.
As someone said recently, we’re as dedicated as ever to building the complete ecosystem of WordPress solutions just for you. And today, we just made a big investment in helping you protect yours!