Paying attention to updating your site, and especially to anything odd that you notice is very important. WordPress websites, and especially those with blogs, can be targeted by hackers or malware. Google is requiring all websites to get an SSL certificate these days for data encryption. It’s important to keep your WordPress software and plugins updated so that your site can benefit from the latest security updates. if you’re unsure of how to do this, feel free to ask us and we will tune-up your site with all of the latest software versions. we also have a maintenance plan available if you’d like for us to automatically look through your site and keep it in order on a regular monthly basis. Otherwise, we will update the software, theme and plugins whenever we’re asked to make other changes to your website.
It’s also important to change your password to something complicated and difficult. You can have WordPress generate one for you automatically by going into the “users” section in the sidebar and then over to “your profile” and then at the bottom of the page hit “generate password.” Please don’t lose your password, and you can also give us a copy for safe-keeping if you’d like.
If all else fails and you do get hacked, all is not lost. We do sell a very reasonably priced malware scanner and remover over at biondoweb.com. This product can remove malware from your site, clean your server of infected files, and then protect your site for the next year or more from future attacks. If this happens, we will guide you through the best course of action to get the problem resolved.