Simplify WordPress plugin audits

One of the great strengths of WordPress is the sheer size of its community; today, just over 27% of the web is running on WordPress, which makes it the single largest Content Management System (CMS) in the world.

Meanwhile, the WordPress.org plugin repository is home to nearly 50,000 freely-available plugins that cover everything from simple, custom sidebar widgets to full-fledged eCommerce and social network platforms.

While it’s great that there’s so much code readily available, using this code without thoroughly vetting it puts your site’s security at risk. That’s a big reason why it’s very common for professionals — both agency-side and internal — to perform plugin audits before rolling code out to production.