WordPress security – keep your site updated

WordPress securityWordPress is one of the most popular website content management systems in the world, and that has made it a big target for hackers.

And one of the most common security issues with WordPress sites (some estimates say more than 70% of sites), is outdated software.

WordPress and the multitude of plugins for it are constantly being updated, and it can be hard to keep up with.

The latest security issue affected many of the most popular plugins, as reported by Sucuri.

For maximum security it is essential to keep WordPress and all plugins up to date, but that can be time consuming, especially as you need to be sure you back up your site first – every time.

Or you could use our Managed hosting package, which includes daily backups and monthly updates to WordPress and plugins.  Simple.

 

Is your site optimised for mobile devices? It should be!

Check out these stats on online advertising, and the growth of mobile advertising in particular.

Contact us if you need any assistance with your mobile optimisation.

May 2015 update: Google rolls out its mobile-friendly update, boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results.  Test your website using their free tool.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to convert your website to be responsive.

 

We’re blogging!

Hi, and welcome to the new Strategic Web Solutions blog.

We’ll be posting all sorts of useful content here, all geared to helping you improve your online effectiveness.  We’ll also regularly post links to other blogs or web pages that we think are relevant or helpful.

If you have any suggestions for blog topics, or any other feedback, please let us know.