Website Security for WordPress Sites
Why is Website Updating So Important?
We have been creating websites for our clients since 2012, almost exclusively using WordPress. WordPress is a versatile, user friendly platform that allows us to create a professional custom website at a fraction of the cost of traditional coding. WordPress now powers 34% of all websites in the world. Nearly 64 million websites have been created using WordPress, our own included.
Not only is keeping the content updated on your website important for existing and potential clients, it is extremely favoured by search engines.
In addition to keeping your website content updated, if you have a WordPress website it is also important to be aware that your website requires ongoing maintenance. Think about how important it is to check and replace the oil in a car. If you do not get an oil change – your vehicle will likely break down. If you do not maintain your website – it too might break down.
Why is Website Security A Concern with WordPress?
If your website security is violated there is a chance that your website functions may not work, your website might go down altogether, or viruses and malicious advertising may be embedded in your content.
We’ve recently experienced a problem where a client was not receiving her content form emails thus losing valuable leads from potential clients.
60% of WordPress Website Security Hacks are through Plugins.
So how then can you have a terrific functioning website, which uses plugins, and keep it safe from hackers?
The answer is simple. Make sure on a regular basis your WordPress theme and all plugins are updated on a regular basis. We suggest once a week.
The great news is we have solutions for you that will not only keep your website safe, secure and updated but also we can assist you with content management.
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE AND SEO PACKAGES
Monthly maintenance of your wordpress website to ensure security and prevent problems. Service includes making sure all plugins, themes and wordpress files are updated. Moderating, or deleting any comments, and basic troubleshooting. $49/mo
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE + CONTENT MANAGEMENT
As above plus any minor changes you would like on a monthly basis up to 2 hours
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE + CONTENT MANAGEMENT + SEO
As above includes up to 4 hours of content management and SEO: onsite, offsite, analytics, backlink building $299/mo
**all packages include installation of Google Search Console, Google Analytics and Wordfence security software at no charge**