WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

THE EXCITING STUFF

When I embark on a new project with a client, it is the most exciting aspect of the work I do. It starts with getting involved with their business, which then becomes all encompassing, from the logo design, to the colours, graphics, photos, videos…it is magical. The client can often get quite carried away as they see the vision of their business develop, and often, they don’t mind within reason, what it will cost to create.

So the branding is complete, the website is up and running, the client is fairly knowledgeable in working on the website to update it and doesn’t feel the need to have regular maintenance checks. Why would they, surely if they are editing the site and logging in regularly. Isn’t that the same thing?

IT’S NOT THE SAME THING

Making edits and keeping up with the blogs is great, but that isn’t maintenance. Its like someone building a beautiful home, spending months on the fixtures, fittings and interiors, then not bothering to have a decent security system in place, or get proper insurance.

THE BORING STUFF

For your website to be running smoothly, Are you taking regular backups of your site? Are your Plugins and Framework regularly updated? Are you checking for hackers and bots trying to gain access or compromise your site?

DON’T LEAVE IT TOO LATE!

The alternative is that you have been very lucky so far, and the penny will eventually drop. We always hope it won’t but as I said, this is the very reason we buy home insurance.

It is quite a common occurrence to have clients calling me a few months down the line, in a panic to fix their now “offline” website but… if there’ are no backups how can it be fixed?

The first step to take is a website audit, this will show where your website is vulnerable and can be compromised. An estimate can then be put together for a maintenance plan appropriate for your business. Don’t Delay, take action before it is too late, if you have concerns please get in touch and we can have the conversation.

WordPress Tips to Make Your Website Secure

Is your website secure

How to Clean a Hacked WordPress Website

Why should I pay for Website Maintenance?

WordPress maintenance and security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware. If you are serious about your website, then you need to take steps towards reducing your risk against hackers and malware.

KEEP YOUR WEBSITE SECURE OF BEING HACKED

KEEP YOUR WEBSITE SECURE OF BEING HACKED

What would happen if you opened your website to find it hacked OR you locked yourself out and couldn’t get back in

THERE IS NO QUICK FIX – To rectify the problem may be costly BUT the amount of time your site is down is costing your business.

Due to the demand of being contracted to fix issues when a website’s security has been compromised, I have put together an ESSENTIAL easy to follow 5-STEP Guide to securing your WordPress website which you can download for FREE.

NON-HTTPS SITES ARE “NOT SECURE”

NON-HTTPS SITES ARE “NOT SECURE”

If your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate then it will mark your website as “NOT SECURE” to anyone who visits your website.  Around 60% of website users use Chrome, so it’s quite a significant change.

Chrome has been taking measures to inform users when they’re on an unencrypted HTTP website, over the last couple of years. Today, Google announced it will be taking that one step further, labeling all HTTP sites as “not secure” starting with the release of Chrome 68. You can see what that will look like in the image below.

You do have the option of not installing an SSL certificate.  The website will continue to work just fine, but from July it will have a message in Chrome saying that its insecure, so our recommendation to clients is to install the SSL certificate.  If you would like further information on installing  an SSL certificate to your website please email us.