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Security, Speed, & Google Rank: The Next Phase of WordPress Maintenance

What’s the next phase of WordPress Maintenance? At OptimWise, it’s improving website security, speed, and SEO.

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The Real Reasons You Need WordPress Maintenance: Updates and Backups

Without timely updates and backups, your website is at risk. We explain why these are the real reason you need WordPress Maintenance.

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How to Scan a WordPress Site for Malware

Learn how to scan your WordPress site to see if it's been hacked or has malware.

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Security: The Most Important Service Your IT Company Isn't Marketing (And Why It Should)

Security is a growing concern for the businesses you serve. If you don't market your IT security services, you're leaving money on the table.

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Why Your Website Needs SSL

Google wants your website to have SSL for search engine rankings and Chrome security warnings. Here's why you should comply.

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How to Declutter Your WordPress Website

I love decluttering! I get a dopamine hit when I delete, clean, and remove anything unnecessary. I'm a big fan of decluttering WordPress websites, too. Let's look at why and how to declutter various areas of WordPress. Why Declutter? Why bother decluttering your WordPress site? Increase site security: the fewer plugins, themes, and users you have […]

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Protect Your Website with the Least Privilege Principle

In Information Technology, the Principle of Least Privilege means that people should have only the level of access and capability that they truly need. When people can access more info than they need, or have abilities that they don't need, there's a greater potential that they'll cause damage (accidentally or deliberately). Also, never underestimate the […]

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Why to Keep Your Domain Registration and Hosting Separate

When setting up a new website, it can be tempting to sign up for multiple services through one provider in order to save money and for the convenience of having everything in one place. While in theory, this is a logical idea, we’ll explain why it may not be the wisest decision to bundle your […]

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3 Reasons to Never Share Your WordPress Login and What to do Instead

A common mistake we’ve seen new and seasoned WordPress website owners make is sharing their administrator account information (username and password) with others. Although this may be the quickest way to provide someone with access to your account, it is not the best way to do so. Here are 3 reasons not to share your […]

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How to Evaluate Your WordPress Website for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate your WordPress website, looking for ways to improve it. A website is never finished; it can always be improved. Let's start evaluating your site! Get Access Get access to the WordPress admin area. You'll need an Administrator account. Get access to Google Analytics. […]

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Is WordPress Secure?

One of the most common questions about WordPress is, "is it secure?" Many get the impression that it's not, mostly from reading scare-tactic headlines. Let's look at the facts, and answer the question, "is WordPress secure?" Perception WordPress attracts more hacking attempts than other platforms because of its popularity. It powers about 23% of all websites, and […]

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Find outdated WordPress plugins with No Longer in Directory plugin

The No Longer in Directory plugin is an excellent tool for maintaining the plugins in your WordPress site. It performs two checks: Has the plugin been removed from the WordPress.org plugin directory? If the plugin is in the directory, is it outdated (not been updated in over two years)? The plugin will check the plugins on your site […]

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