Behind every good eCommerce store lies a blog, right? Of course! After all, blogging is an important component to an overall search engine optimization (SEO) strategy.
If you’re like most online store owners, you’re probably running your blog on WordPress. With its robust features, an endless supply of plug-ins and ease-of-use, WordPress quickly became the most popular platform for bloggers.
However, with popularity comes attention.
In the case of WordPress, there are always individuals trying to crack the code and break into websites and blogs running on the platform. When vulnerabilities are discovered, the WordPress team quickly reacts by releasing important updates which website owners should deploy immediately in order to protect their site.
Many times, site owners aren’t aware of available updates to both WordPress and any plug-ins that maybe installed. By not keeping your installations up to date, you risk your site being compromised and your data destroyed.
If you run a blog or website on WordPress and it’s been a while since you were in the back-end to update your site, or you didn’t know you even needed to do updates, we’re here to help get you up to date.
We’re introducing a new, one-time WordPress security check service where for $149 we will:
- Create a backup of your site and WordPress database
- Update your WordPress installation to the current version*
- Update any installed plug-ins to their current version
- Activate the WordPress “Automatic Update” feature to ensure ongoing updates are installed to mitigate future security risks
- Review all WordPress settings to ensure maximum security
- Make recommendations for improving site security
Once we do the security check and complete the tasks outlined above, we recommend you regularly log into your WordPress administration panel on a regular basis and check for updates. While enabling the “Automatic Update” feature will keep your WordPress installation current, it won’t automatically update any plug-ins you may have installed. If you feel more comfortable having someone else do that for you on an ongoing basis, we can take care of that for you as well.
You’ve worked hard to write content and build your blog or website, don’t let it fall victim to hackers who can destroy your content and put your visitors at risk. Contact us today to learn more about our WordPress security check that can help keep your site safe and virus free.
*WordPress sites that have customizations may cease to work when the update occurs. We are not responsible for the custom functionality and if our assistance is needed to reinstate broken features, those charges will be quotes separately.
Scott Sanfilippo is co-founder of Solid Cactus and runs his own blog on the WordPress platform, which he calls “wonderful and simple to use.” When he’s not blogging about eCommerce or the latest cruise he’s taking, he’s working with our top customers offering advice on how they can grow their business. Got a question for Scott, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.