Here at Willhouse we take security very seriously. Whether we are developing a one page portfolio site or administrating a 1000 post blog site. Our development is deeply rooted with a security-first approach. Unfortunately, the hard reality is that nothing is 100% secure. Much like a lock on your house, if someone wants to get in they can.
A security-first approach is not only a recipe for keeping your site up-to-date with the latest security patches but it is also a plan for when a website gets compromised.
All our websites can be GDPR compliant if and when necessary. We educate our clients when information could be at risk and what to do about it.
These days, with content management systems (i.e. WordPress) running much of the world wide web’s sites security can only be as good as the person holding the key. We can help if a site is compromised.
Our Member Maintenance plans employ our security-first approach to your site by site up-time monitoring, weekly back ups and keeping your WordPress site up-to-date.
When developing WordPress sites we make every attempt to secure the site to best of our ability. Every site requires different security circumstances. In general we follow these 10 guide lines below and employ as many as the site requires to keep it safe.
Top 10 checklist to lock down and secure a WordPress
- Use a strong password:
At least 8 characters total
Mixture of upper and lower-case letters
Numbers, punctuation or other non-alphanumeric characters
- Change default WordPress admin username
- Lock down WordPress admin access with .htaccess
- Temporarily disable CPU intensive login limit plugins
- Scan website for hacks
- Setup CloudFlare DNS level protection
- Backup WordPress
- Update everything WordPress
- Clean up hacks
- Move to new hosting
Need help with your website security?
Get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to discuss with you a plan of action that is right for you. And, don’t forget, our Member Maintenance plan offers scheduled back ups and WordPress core, theme and plugin updates.