How to Backup a Website

How to Backup a Website

Are you keeping nightly backups of your website? Things happen, and backups are crucial to getting you up and running again. They’re also good to have in case you decide to make plugin or code changes to your website that could make things go boom.  Here are three recommended methods for backing up your website, […]

Updating WordPress Plugins: A Guide

Updating WordPress Plugins: A Guide

Are you unsure about updating WordPress plugins? Here’s our summary of this essential website maintenance task. As we mentioned in our article on the top five crucial steps to WordPress maintenance, updating your WordPress core software and plugins is very important. Out-of-date plugins is one way that your site can become infected with malware.  So […]

How to Disable XML-RPC to Improve Site Security

How to Disable XML-RPC to Improve Site Security and Performance

Here’s our recommendations for how to disable xml-rpc in WordPress, and how this may improve your site security and performance. What is XML-RPC? When you install WordPress on your site, it comes with a file named xmlrpc.php. The file is included as a convenience, to allow users to manage their blog from 3rd-party clients. Say […]

Top Five Crucial Steps for WordPress Maintenance

Top Five Crucial Steps for WordPress Maintenance

If you want to know more about successful WordPress maintenance for your site, here’s our top five crucial steps that you don’t want to ignore! So. You’ve built your beautiful, engaging WordPress website and now you plan to sit back and coax to SEO bliss – or are you? When it comes to keeping your […]

5 Ways to Build Trust With Your Website

Do you think that you build trust with your website? The Internet can be a daunting place to some people – especially when they’re planning to make a purchase.  Understandably, users worry that personal information they enter can be used against them; that their behavior is being tracked; and that the information they see and […]

Choosing WordPress Plugins: Like Being a Kid in a Candy Store

Choosing WordPress Plugins: Kid in a Candy Store

Do you have difficulty choosing WordPress plugins? If you find the whole experience overwhelming – like being a kid in a candy store – read on. What are Plugins? Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress and are a great way to add sophisticated features to your website. And all without the need for custom coding. […]

Securing Your WordPress Login Page

Securing Your WordPress Login Page

Do you know about securing your WordPress login page? Here’s what you need to know. Recently we helped thwart a hacker who was trying to gain access to a WordPress website using a “brute force attack”. In a brute force attack, the hacker systematically tries all kinds of commonly used passwords as quickly as possible.  With […]

WordPress Security: How to Avoid Getting Hacked

WordPress Security: How to Avoid Getting Hacked

Are you up-to-date with your WordPress security? Here’s what you need to know: According to Sucuri’s Website Hacked Trend Report 2016 – Q1, the “explosion and dominance of Content Management Systems has led to a large influx of unskilled webmasters and service providers responsible for the deployment and administrations of these sites.” As such, many DIY […]

The Battle Against the Hacks

The Battle Against the Hacks

Are you tired of the battle against the hacks? Here’s our thoughts on the latest situation with WordPress websites. If you are at all related to the web world, you will inevitably come in contact with WordPress. It’s the beautifully-designed, easy to use content management system that is our favorite here at AndiSites. According to […]

Why You Should Update WordPress

Why You Should Update WordPress

Why should you update WordPress? Aside from putting in new content, there are some very important reasons you should keep your WordPress core software and plugins up-to-date. Rachel McCollin discusses these issues in her article “Why You Should Have The Latest Version of WordPress.” Here is why you should update and how to stay updated: Why Update […]

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website

If you’re managing your WordPress website, here’s our best practices for success. Earlier this year, the fantastic resource WPMU published “Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website: The Ultimate Guide“. It’s one of the best and most comprehensive articles we’ve seen on keeping your WordPress website up-to-date, relevant, and secure. Here are the highlights, but […]

How to Stop WordPress Spam

How to Stop WordPress Spam

Do you get too much WordPress spam in your inbox? Here’s how to stop it. Comment spam and registration spam are incredibly frustrating. They stuff your inbox with notification emails, and the bogus comments can damage your online reputation. Thankfully, spam can be thwarted in just two steps: Properly configure your WordPress Discussion settings. Install […]

Increase Security by Changing Your Email Password

Increase Security by Changing Your Email Password

Have you been changing your email password regularly? Here’s how to do it and why it’s particularly important. Tighten Up on Email Security Take these few easy steps to increase your website’s security, starting with your email account. It generally only takes a few minutes of your time, and it’s obviously better to be safe than […]

How to Update WordPress (Without Breaking Stuff)

How to Update WordPress Without Breaking Stuff

Do you need to know how to update WordPress without everything breaking? If you’re ever hesitant, read our top tips on updating safely. WordPress releases new versions regularly (around once a month or so) to increase security, add features, and respond to the ever-changing ways of the Internet. Plugin and theme authors (the good ones, anyway) […]

How to Secure a WordPress Website

How to Secure a WordPress Website

Do you need to secure a WordPress website? Here are our top three strategies to keep your site running and hackers out. Secure a WordPress Website – Passwords One of the most basic and important rules is to always use a strong password for your WordPress accounts. Website hackers have complex “brute force” algorithms that […]