You site should be scanned daily for malware, malicious code and backdoors. Companies like iThemes, Sucuri and CleanTalk are all reputable and have different plan levels depending on your needs.
A strong password is your first defense against brute force attack by bots. Use a trusted plugin that will ensure all new users will be forced to create a secure password, audit existing users and send them all a password reset email.
Store daily back-ups of your core files and database on a remote server (AW3, DropBox, Google Drive). It’s not enough to rely on your hosting provider’s backups unless you have full access to them, they are done regularly and you can easily perform a restore.
October 8th, 2019 Update: WP Rig is a better option than _underscores these days. This post hasn’t ages so well, but do check out Morten Rand-Hendriksen‘s video below for a comprehensive intro to building a PWA using WP Rig as a starter template Original post from February 5th, 2019: In this tutorial we’ll make the […]
This brief tutorial serves as a quick sanity check to help you find your robots.txt file and make sure it isn’t stopping your site from getting crawled by search engines. Video Transcript: Just want to cover really briefly in this video what the robot’s text file is and where you can find it and just […]
One of the most important tasks you need to complete when launching a new site is submitting your XML sitemap to Google. With the Yoast plugin, you can get this done in under 2 minutes. In this screenshare, I show you the exact steps to get your site submitted so you can get it done […]