I’ll be right upfront with you, I am no super hero. I have no powers, possess average intelligence and my physical condition is at best slightly better than the next guy. But what I do possess is a lot of experience – building websites, troubleshooting computer problems and generally being a pull-your-technology-bacon-out-of-the-fire kinda guy. I do try to think out of the box to solve client problems and truly believe God has given me this talent. And I enjoy using it for my clients.
This is the time of year I remind you to do two things:
First – if you haven’t activated SSL on your site, do it now. I have written on this topic in the past but it’s even more critical these day to do as much as you can to prevent unauthorized use of your and your clients’ information. Briefly, many hosting sites offer free SSL through Let’s Encrypt or you can purchase yearly certificates from several companies which are better suited for ecommerce sites. Ask me, I’m glad to help.
Second – The other thing I would like to remind you of, especially if you have a WordPress site, is my site maintenance plan. Themes and plugins are continually being updated to fix bugs, patch security issues and remain compatible with the current version of WordPress. Every day or at least every week, at least a couple of patches are released. I take care of that, plus monitor the site for downtime, scan for viruses, and make monthly backups.
Lastly, I strongly urge you to review your current website. Is the information up-to-date? Did you establish a blog on the site with the best of intentions and never wrote anything? Was the site built prior to 2015? Is it taking advantage of Web 2.0 and all the current technology? Is it protected from viruses and malware? Maybe now is a good time to consider a site refresh.
Please email me if you’re interested in following up on these suggestions or have any questions. Stay safe.