Yes – that is 22% of all web sites online today. A dramatic scale for what started as a small, open-source project for personal blogging in 2003. Now that equates to use by more than 60 million sites, including many major international brands.

The conversation in business spaces used to start with a smirk when one mentioned WordPress as an easy way to bring up a site or blog. However, the days of easy hacking or compromise continue to be a distant memory with a new slate of tools custom built for the solution – including some by its own developers at Automattic.

After raising many millions in the recent past, Automattic is now raising $100 million in outside equity to become a major force in content management. This seems more realistic considering the existing scale they have versus some of the more bubble-like capital raises in recent years for firms with no revenue.

In this edition of the Digital Well podcast by Blane Warrene – I explore the components of running WordPress securely for business. Knowing many of you are exposed to or use WordPress – I would welcome additional comments and thoughts on plug-ins you utilize for security and stability.

VaultPress –

VIP WordPress –

Backup Buddy –

WP All in One Security & Firewall –

WordPress competitor SquareSpace –