New Year, New Features.

Wordfence for your website's security.

I recently had a client's website fall prey to a malware infection. This was a website that I did not build, but that I host. I asked my hosting provider how I could better serve clients like these and they recommended a WordPress plugin that uses a firewall to filter out suspicious activity on your website.

So, I'll be rolling out a new layer of security for those clients who currently have a maintenance plan. This is an extra layer of security that will keep your website running smoothly as well as your visitor's information safe. I am currently testing it on my own website and will begin implementing it on client sites in February 2019.

You can read more about website security from GreenGeeks here. Most of these are covered with my most basic maintenance plan.

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Important Information About WordPress 5.0 Update

If you don't travel in WordPress developer spaces then you likely haven't heard about all of the uproar over the newest WordPress update. With this newest version there is concern about it's compatibility with legacy plugins and themes. My installation setup is tested and most of my developers have been testing beta versions of WP 5.0 in anticipation of this. I am currently (as I type this) implementing the update on my own site first.

What you do need to be aware of is that if you intend on updating to 5.0 yourself you need to take special care. Follow these steps and you should be safe.

  1. Backup ALL of your website using UpDraft Plus
  2. Download this backup and save it to your local computer
  3. Update all of your plugins and themes one at a time
  4. Test your website on the front end
  5. Update WordPress
  6. Test your website again

If anything goes wrong you can go back to the UpDraft dashboard and restore your last backup. Then call me. This is covered under your maintenance plan and I will be implementing these updates this month as 5.0 has just rolled out. If you don't already have a maintenance plan I will charge you a flat $120 fee to do this update. It is critical.

I'll Just Take a Maintenance Plan, Thanks.

Why do you need a maintenance plan?

Here are three big reasons you really do need a maintenance plan.

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When should you update your website?

Wondering whether your website is still serving you as well as it should?

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