WordPress Vulnerabilities - Why WP Sites Need SSL
If you have a WordPress website, you may be especially vulnerable to attacks by hackers.
Out of several million websites hacked in one year, almost 75% of those sites were based on WordPress. This is not surprising because of the massive number of WordPress-based websites that exist, and because every plugin that is installed is a potential access point for hackers to gain entrance.
So if you have a WordPress website, it is vital that you get SSL installed as quickly as possible. You want to protect yourself, your website and your customers from the devastation which can be caused by a hacker who decides to target your site.
Wordpress Pushes for Greater Security
On December 1, 2016, Matt Mullenweg (developer of WordPress) announced that WordPress is pushing for greater security measures for wordpress sites.
Wordpress will also be limiting critical features (such as API authentication) to only those websites that have implemented an SSL Certificate.
It only makes sense to implement SSL immediately so you can have the greatest possible advantage available to you as you compete for customers.
WordPress has also stopped promoting all their hosting partners unless they automatically issue an SSL Certificate to all their users by default.