WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the world. Statistics say that our beloved platform had 24% market share a year ago, and we’re sure that the number is by few percentiles higher until now. While that is great news for every WordPress user, it is also a hacker magnet. The more users a platform has, it becomes a bigger target for those who want nothing but to exploit others.
Just because of the number of users which is growing rapidly and is counted in incomprehensible numbers, there are more and more themes and plugins found in WordPress repository and different marketplaces. While the most of them will help you with something, there is also a good number of bad plugins. While many of the plugins might be dangerous just because they’re not updated regularly or their developers missed to code a thing or to, there are still disguised plugins waiting to take control over your data or the entire website.
You can help your WordPress website a lot by installing a free Security Ninja plugin, but you still have to be aware of the plugins you’re using. Until now, it might have been impossible for a regular user to know how to find a bad plugin, but that’s where we step in to help you.
The page will inform you about vulnerability types, but the most important part is the list of bad plugins. If you happen to have any of the plugins installed on your WordPress website, we advise that you deactivate and delete them because you might get in serious trouble if you leave them uploaded.
Take note that not all the plugins from the list are designed to harm you. Some of them have a bad version which may have been already patched by developers so be sure to double-check the version number of the plugin you’re using with the number on the list.
Hacked, dangerous & vulnerable WordPress plugins is the first security tool we have prepared for you on WP Loop. As we write this, our developers are working on new tools which will further help you with your WordPress site. In the following days, you can expect a free online tool which will scan your site in a second and tell you how to improve it; stay with us.