How to maintain a WordPress website

November 13, 2021    Reading Time: 3 Minutes

One of the most important parts of running a WordPress website is making sure it stays up to date. If you fail to update WordPress, you leave your site and any plugins vulnerable to attack. These types of attacks can lead to:

Brute force attacks: where hackers attempt different passwords over and over again until they find the correct one

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks: where a WordPress site with security vulnerabilities is overloaded with bogus requests, making the site unable to serve legitimate requests

If you want to avoid these types of attacks and keep WordPress safe, here are some tips:

WordPress Maintenance Tip #1:

If you want to keep your website safe, always make sure WordPress and any themes or plugins are up to date. This is especially true with plugins, where new versions often contain important security patches.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #2:

Check for WordPress updates that aren’t full featured updates. This way you can avoid breaking your website when installing updates.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #3:

Don’t update WordPress if you’re not sure of the consequences. For example, if it’s a security patch release, you want to make sure the update isn’t breaking your site by installing over an existing installation.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #4:

Use tools like WordPress health check or WordFence to automatically scan your WordPress website and let you know if there are any malware issues or hacked settings.

When it comes to WordPress security, you can never be too careful. After your website’s WordPress has been updated, you should also look into the possibility of getting hacked because no website is ever 100% secure. There are many automated tools that can help you, but when in doubt it’s always good to have a second pair of eyes look at your site to see if everything looks in order.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #5:

Keep backups of your site in the event that you need to restore it after a hack. This will help limit downtime and keep you off the black market searching for a hacker to fix your site.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #6:

Update WordPress by using WordPress auto update or manually updating WordPress in WordPress Dashboard then click on update word press in word press dashboard. And then you will get latest version from word press official website .

WordPress Maintenance Tip #7:

Delete unused theme and plugins then only you can speedup WordPress site load time.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #8:

Remove forgotten user and other unused accounts from your word press blog.

WordPress Maintenance Tip #9:

If these WordPress maintenance tips are too much for you and you want to hire a professional give us a call (360) 450-3711.

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Keep WordPress Secure

The tips above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more ways to secure your WordPress website.

In conclusion, keeping your WordPress website secure is not something you can ignore. If so, hackers could compromise your site which could to losing important data, hacking users accounts, deletion of important content, etc.

WordPress websites are secure, but they can be hacked. It is always recommended to hire a professional web developer or company that specializes in maintaining and securing your website from hackers. In this blog post we’ve given you some great tips on how to maintain your own website. But if you want superior protection for your site, contact us today (360) 450-3711! Our team of experts will work with you one-on-one to create a custom plan that works best for both your needs and budget. What steps have you taken so far? We hope these suggestions help make it easier for you as well!

Last updated on November 12, 2021. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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