Is WordPress secure? If you’re a business considering WordPress for your website, that’s probably one of the biggest questions on your mind, right?
We know that WordPress is flexible. We know that WordPress is scalable. But is WordPress going to provide your site with a secure foundation both now and in the future?
That’s the question we’re going to dig into in a series of posts. But sometimes it’s better to show rather than tell.
So while we will dig into the technical aspects of WordPress security in other posts, let’s kick things off by taking a look at ten Security-Conscious Organisations who use WordPress and put their trust in its rock-solid security.
While the Obama administration preferred Drupal, the Trump administration made the decision to move the Whitehouse.gov website to WordPress in late 2017.
As the front-facing website of the White House, this site is about as high-profile and security-focused as you can get. And with those needs in mind, the White House web team trusts WordPress.
As a 500+ billion-dollar publicly traded company and one of the world’s most popular websites, Facebook can’t afford to have a security slip up anywhere on its network.
And while they might not use WordPress to power the social network itself (!), they do trust WordPress to power the official Facebook Newsroom.
By the numbers, Metro is the UK’s highest-circulation newspaper, recently knocking off The Sun in 2018. With millions of readers, Metro needs a rock-solid, secure website that can handle the heat.
As one of the more privacy and security-focused web browsers, Mozilla definitely knows the importance of a reliable, secure foundation.
To create that foundation for the official Mozilla Blog, Mozilla opted to use WordPress.
The National Archives in the UK is a government department responsible for maintaining over 1,000 years of history. To help them accomplish that goal in a secure manner, The National Archives trusts WordPress to power its website.
Klarna is now a globally recognised FinTech company that provides online financial services such as payment solutions for online storefronts, direct payments, post-purchase payments and more. Their core service is to assume stores’ claims for payments and handle customer payments, thus eliminating the risk for seller and buyer. About 40% of all e-commerce sales in Sweden goes through Klarna and in 2017 alone, the Swedish company handled $21 billion of payments. Both individual consumers and businesses log in to Klarna’s WordPress site to regularly manage their money.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently won reelection to a second term, and he did it with a website powered by WordPress.
As the leader of a country with over a billion inhabitants, it’s imperative that Narendra Modi’s site stays secure and reliable. His team trusts WordPress to make that happen.
The US has embassies all around the world, and those embassies each have their own website to provide important news and services to US citizens and local residents. For example, the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom website shares news stories, details its services and provides other relevant information.
To power those sites, the US government relies on the security and flexibility that WordPress provides.
Bankable is a FinTech startup that provides white-label payment solutions. Working in the financial industry, security is of utmost importance to Bankable, which is why the Bankable team trusted 93digital to help them implement a secure, WordPress-powered website.
10. Sweden (yes, the country)
As this list demonstrates, some of the world’s largest governments, businesses, and organizations trust WordPress’ security.
With the right WordPress partner, you can feel the same level of confidence in the security of your WordPress-powered website.
So there it is, our top ten of Security-Conscious Organisations who use WordPress!
To learn more about how 93digital can help you create a secure website powered by the flexibility and scalability of WordPress, let’s talk.