Website maintenance is critical to the security of your website. Consider these
Maintaining your site can save you money, too, and not just the cost of losing data. Here are the ways Print and Web Designer can help you maintain a secure website:
Plugins/Components -In both Wordpress and Joomla you have the option to add specific features to your site called plugins (Wordpress) and components (Joomla). These features give you the power to do various things. Each website doesn’t need every single feature, so it makes sense to add only those you need, a la carte. However, these plugins and components are created by many different developers, all with different levels of coding skill. Plus, coding standards are always changing, and hackers are also finding holes. Good plugin developers will update their code and send you these updates to close loopholes and fix problems. The thing is, you have to see that it needs an update (you’ll see a small alert on the back end of your site) and take care of it as soon as possible.
New plugins and components and their updates can also break a site or cause problems. (Related: What to do if your website is hacked.) If something is wonky on your website, you can check the components to see if that’s the reason. Of course, if you’re a busy business owner (most of us are!), you might not have time for this, which is why we help.
Other Security Features - Wordpress and Joomla themselves are software programs that need updates for security. We also wrote not long ago about the SSL Certificate and how that’s essential. New stuff like that is always popping up, and you must remain aware of these changes. Print and Web Designer has a license for Joomla components making it far cheaper for us to update and make these changes than it would be for you to manage it.
Other Website Maintenance
Websites come with a lot more maintenance you might not consider. Here is a checklist of things to review on your website at least once a year, if not more.
If you don’t have time to manage your website, contact us for help.