Rich’s Web Design – Nov. Newsletter
– WordPress Maintenance –
– Password Security –
– What is a Conversion? –
5. Malware prevention / cleanup
Websites aren’t paintings that you hang up on the wall after they’re complete; they are an investment that needs to be looked after to keep the positive ROI.
With WordPress maintenance, I am pledging time to be your client’s website “bodyguard.” If anybody messes with your business, I’m going in there, guns blazing. Otherwise, you’ll sit quietly in the corner, keeping one eye shut and the other on the door.
Yes, this is different than regular ‘site maintenance’, which has been outlined in your contracts. ‘Site maintenance’ has been focused on making changes to content / images on your current pages. Changes prices, changing content, adding fresh news are all examples of your existing ‘site maintenance’ agreement. WordPress Maintenance deals with security, backups, prevention and keeping up with various plugin updates.
WordPress web sites are constantly being hacked, or rather are ATTEMPTED to be hacked on a daily basis. WordPress security is all about proactivity. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially on the web. Most WP attacks initiate from Russia, China, France, India, Ukraine and the good ol’ USA.
I have discussed the importance of password security in the past, but now comes 2FA. 2FA is simply ‘two-factor authentication‘ which relies on a second step – typically your smartphone – to validate logins and verify that you are the owner of any given account. If your banking systems, or other financial accounts offers this, you should take advantage of this added security.