1. Rachel
    June 19, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    I just went through this twice and it is very time consuming to clean up when your site gets hacked. I just switched to a very secure hosting service but WP (free) is known to have vulnerabilities b/c it is built on opensource.

    • Steve Glass
      June 19, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

      @Rachel, I’m sorry your site was hacked. Twice is just unfair. WordPress is indeed open source, but because it is open source it is still free, and we have thousands of plugins we can choose from to extend capability. Getting a shared host is always a good move, but as long as your site is on a shared server, there will be some vulnerabilities. One option is to put your site on a virtual private server (VPS) now offered by many larger hosts. You pay more (of course) but you get many of the benefits of a dedicated server.