WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in the world for web design! WordPress is great for small businesses, as it lets you decide what your site has. This is also a downside. You’ve got to think about keeping it updated, secure and performing well. It’s another headache when you’ve got a business to run!
Keep reading to see our top 5 tips for how to look after your WordPress website
Update! Update! Update!
Our number 1 top tip is to keep WordPress Core, Themes and Plugins updated. Every day WPVulnDB announces new vulnerabilities on WordPress Core, Themes and Plugins. Out of date software means you could lose out to cool new features and leave a back door open for hackers!
Take Regular Backups
One of the most important parts of owning a website is that if the worst case happens, you have something to fall back on. With so many services out there, it’s hard to choose which is the best! We recommend using a service that takes incremental, off-site backups. That way, if your site should experience an outage, you can still access your backups!
Run Security Scans
Unfortunately, with WordPress being the most popular CMS, it makes it an attractive target to hackers. From taking over your website to get personal data, or using your hosting power to create a giant botnet army (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration), you can’t think your website won’t be targetted! You can scan for malware on the server, check file integrity, and even check what google thinks of your website!
Run Performance Scans
Great! Your site is up to date, backed up, and secure. But you’re not getting customers to stay on your site! ? This could be down to your site being slow to load. You should run scans to see how quick your site loads and understand what
You’ve seen everything you should be doing, but you’ve got a business to run! You don’t have time to enable and understand security scans, fix performance issues, or log in every week just to update your site!
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