What is WordPress?

What is WordPress? WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP and MySQL. It is free and open source. For WordPress to work it needs to be hosted on a server that supports it. To host WordPress your host will need: PHP version 7.2 or greater My SQL v 5.6 or greater (MariaDB V12 will also work) HTTPS … Read More

Some developers…

Bad WordPress practice   Since 2011 we have adopted a great number of WordPress websites abandoned by it’s original developer. Unknowingly to the client who contacted us to assist with small changes to their website, their website was a disaster waiting to happen.  Lurking below the surface was vulnerable, outdated and insecure software. When we inform them that they need … Read More

Third Party Payment providers for WordPress

Accepting Online Payments Sure, you can move your website to a dedicated server, add all the security modules known to man, but with so many big names getting hacked every so often, how do you offer an online payment service on your website while resting assured that your customer credit / debit card details are safe?   Use online third … Read More

Why it is important to update WordPress software

Outdated WordPress Themes and Plugins is a security vulnerability WordPress is software and all software needs periodical updates, not only to add new functionality, but more often to fix new security vulnerabilities. We evolve, we get better, faster and smarter, but this means that our threats evolve too. WordPress is popular and also a popular target for cyber criminals. Cyber … Read More

How to Update WordPress Software

Quick Steps to updating WordPress Software (Core, Themes and Plugins)   Create a Backup of your WordPress Site and Database. Test your backup and make sure everything works. Log in to your WordPress website and click the update buttons on your theme, WordPress Installation or Plugins respectively. Check your website to be sure everything works just fine. If all went … Read More

WordFence – All round security for WordPress

Top notch security for WordPress Wordfence’s WordPress security plugin is a must have for any WordPress website. WordFence is the most popular security plugin for WordPress providing state of the art protection for your WordPress website. The WordFence Firewall is included in the free version of WordPress and helps prevent your website from getting hacked. While the Wordfence Scanner will … Read More