Tag: security

Megaphone saying Farewell

How to say goodbye to a WordPress website

All good things must come to an end. (Game of Thrones and the tray of brownies disappearing in my kitchen come to mind.) Sometimes, it’s even time to say goodbye to a WordPress website.  You’re retiring (Congrats!)  You’ve hit the lottery and you’re yachting around the world. (Do you need … Read On ›

domain renewal letter scam

Domain renewal letter? Totally bogus.

Have you received a domain renewal letter telling you it’s time to renew your domain or annual listing—and asking for payment? Don’t take these seriously and don’t send them money. My clients (and I) have gotten letters in the mail that look all legit, saying they are from the … Read On ›

WordPress Site Health Great job!

How healthy is your WordPress website?

WordPress needs to be kept up to date—no ifs, ands or buts! Fortunately, the built-in WordPress Site Health Status panel helps you know what updates need to be made to your plugins, themes, security and functionality. It’s color-coded: green, yellow and red, from good health to needs attention, … Read On ›

Prevent website disasters: Do these 3 things.

Wow. I just watched the WordPress Disaster Week webinars—all about how to prevent website disasters—hosted by iThemes and my eyes have been opened! I learned that I'm up to snuff in preventing website disasters by encouraging my clients to frequently backup their sites—and maintain a backup somewhere other … Read On ›

oil

Change your oil…maintain your website.

You could drive your car forever without changing the oil—and it might be okay. Similarly, you could let your website go forever without updates—and it might be okay. But banking on might is never a good idea. Especially now that WordPress is powering 25% of the web. … Read On ›