Do You Feel Lucky? You’d Better Be If You’re Using a Social Media Page as Your Business Website.

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?…Well do you punk?”- Dirty Harry I see it a lot these days. Businesses who are using a Facebook Page rather than their own website. I know it must seem like such a good choice, after all, we’ve all heard about the sheer numbers of … Read more

My Experience as a Woman in WordPress

At a time when some women web designers are battling abuse by our male counterparts, I consider myself truly lucky that I personally haven’t dealt with it. Perhaps it’s because my name isn’t widely known or that I haven’t yet attended a large conference.  Or maybe, just maybe it’s because I began building WordPress websites … Read more

Think Your Little Website Is Immune to Hackers? Think Again.

As someone who provides ongoing WordPress Website Care and Maintenance, a few things have come to my attention in recent months.  The first is that there are three distinct types of WordPress website owners when it comes to security.  And the second is that people mistakenly think hackers are only targeting big brands, banks and government sites. So let’s talk a little bit about both.

Hackers Only Care About BIG IMPORTANT websites…NOT!

While it’s true that when I first began providing WordPress Website maintenance services I seldom received notifications of attempted logins for my clients, that’s no longer the case.  I provide services to a wide variety of clients from simple bloggers to online stores.  In the past three months all of them have had some sort of activity flagged by my security monitoring that indicated attempts to login or otherwise gain access to the website by unauthorized persons. All of them.

Just because you haven’t been hacked yet doesn’t mean someone isn’t out there trying.  That means that maintaining your WordPress website is more important than ever.  Which brings us to how owners of WordPress websites tend to react to website security.

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