Articles to help you manage and use your website effectively

Why you should hire a professional to do your website maintenance.

WordPress Updates and Maintenance. Not exactly the fun stuff to talk about, but it's absolutely necessary to keeping your vital business asset protected.

I've shared ways you can do your own maintenance and if you're deciding whether to go it alone and maintain and update your WordPress site yourself, or hire a professional, you should carefully consider your options to see what might be best for you right now.

One option you ABSOLUTELY must not choose is thinking that you're a small websi…

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WordPress Website Security, What You Need To Know

WordPress website security is a bit like health insurance – you never really worry about it until you absolutely, positively need it and it's just too darn late to get it.

You may think, "Nah, that's never going to happen to ME."

Well, better think again!

Every day, hosting servers get fried, hackers break into accounts, websites mysteriously disappear, and whole businesses are completely lost.

Something like 30,000 sites get hacked every day according to Sophos Labs.

Scared yet? You sho…

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Should You Do Your Own WordPress Maintenance?

WordPress maintenance. There's two camps when it comes to WordPress maintenance. Camp one believes and knows the importance of having maintenance done regularly on your website, camp one also knows it's best to have an expert handle all aspects of your website maintenance. Camp two sees the value in WordPress maintenance, but also feel, "I can handle the updates myself".

Which camp you are in often depends on where you're at in your business journey.

New online business owners are often …

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WordPress Security Needs to be a Top Priority

One common issue I see with my clients and when I'm setting up my Geek In Your Pocket clients is the lack of security on their websites.

Much of this is because you don't know what you don't know and as easy as WordPress can be to use, it's just as easy to fall into the idea that installing a plugin will keep everything secure.

The team at WP Fixit shares this about WordPress....

WordPress is a secure content management system with strong defenses, but it needs help. And to help, you need…

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Protect Your WordPress Site From Getting Hacked

WordPress frequently comes under attack by hackers.

WordPress installations around the world are subjected to large-scale brute force attacks everyday.

These attacks are caused by networks of infected computers programmed to attack other vulnerable computers, also commonly known as "botnets".

What Is A Brute Force Attack?

A brute-force attack is a technique used to break an encryption or authentication system by trying all possibilities.

(Source: Chinese University Of Hong Kong)

One of the ma…

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How Secure Is WordPress? A Guide for Website Owners

In early 2013 a global brute-force attack hit WordPress installations across almost every host server in existence around the world.

These attacks were caused by botnets (infected computer networks programmed to attack other vulnerable sites).

WordPress powers millions of websites and blogs worldwide, which makes it a target for hackers

(WordPress powers millions of websites and blogs worldwide, which makes it an obvious target for hacking attacks)

In March 2014, many technology sites reported that over 162,000 WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites and blogs are attacked every year! Could your website be next?

(160,000 WordPress sites were a…

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How To Make Your Blog Hidden To Hackers

Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Could yours be next?

The scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is increasing on a daily basis, and it's only going to get worse.

You can safely assume that if you haven't been hacked yet, then it's only a matter of time.

On March 11, 2014, technology sites like began reporting that 160,000 legitimate WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites are hacked every year! Could yours be next?

(Image source: Blog Defender)

According to the Cnet report,

"With some old-…

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