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WordPress keep it real and alive

Great so you have a new WordPress site – congratulations. Now look after your site or it will become a problem. WordPress really is a phenomenal choice of a CMS where you can control more than the look and feel, you control all the content. There are also a ton of plugins that one can do that allows you to do some amazing things with your platform. Whatever you do look after it. The reason being is that WordPress is an open-source platform and that means it is open to vulnerabilities.

 

Vulnerabilities generally by people who need to send mass amounts of spam, want to deface your website or get redirects to their porn plages or similar. However, don’t stress simply keeps the site updated and stay on top of what is happening with your site or simply outsource the task. WordPress needs to be updated and kept updated along with all the plugins that you have installed. When plugins have a vulnerability and this is found out it will make it way to the dark web or shared on hacker forums. This means people who know the exploit will search for sites using outdated plugins or WordPress versions and target their attacks at these sites.

 

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Note the theme is just as important if not more so than the plugins. so keep an updated site and WordPress. So you need to treat your whole platform and keep it clean.

 

But wait! Please don’t just push the update buttons all across your site and expect everything to be ok. You see some themes don’t make use of child themes which means that often simply updating a theme will throw out your changes and you will need to redo the changes you made when you initially set up the site. This goes the same for the plugins so please be sure to make a backup of the whole WordPress before you hit the update buttons.

 

Here are some great links or ideas that I want to leave you with:

Naturally, if you need any help use the contact form we have dozens of years experience with WordPress and can assist you with anything you need or can dream of with your WordPress platform. We also have simple hosting and maintenance packages where we monitor your site – make sure the site is up and there are crucial backups done of your site that work.

 

 

 

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Problem solved by outsourcing

Is there a web development problem you have that you cannot solve or don’t have the capacity to do it?

Then outsource! I read this recently and believe it encompasses what I want to convey today:

Going forward, the company built on outsourcing needs to insource a bunch of key disciplines and capabilities

There are some fantastic pro’s to outsourcing:

High cost savings
You save a lot of money when you only pay for services provided / projects finished. Not to mention, no HR costs , leave and staffing issues focus on what you need to get done and by when rather than how you doing it!

Reduces overhead costs
When you hire an outsider you don’t worry about overhead costs like office space, office supplies, computers, internet access and more. This reduces expenses significantly.

Immediate access to talent and solutions
This for me is the biggest one – you will lose hours if not days asking a plumber to change a spark plug. Get the solution you need when you need it, save the extra time it will take you trying to do it yourself. You know something like trying to fix the geyser yourself you ended up calling in the plumber. Well, work issues are the same. Look at the solution been presented and the problem contained and taken care of, this will free you and your team up to do what you need to – look after customers and bring in the sales.

Now if you are an entrepreneur like myself then I urge you to consider insourcing solutions by outsourcing the work. Over the last few years, we have worked closely with companies in South Africa and the UK. Companies and agencies that sell services and solutions in the market that are top-notch. They bring us into the game when they are either to busy to handle their workload or need a task completed they don’t have the skills to handle. By making use of Elula Online we have a team of over 20 people and access to double that with our extended freelancer network, this means whatever your problem or your challenge we can assist you.

So in 2020, we want to see you grow – you sell it and we will make sure it happens for you and your client, oh and your client does not even need to know we doing the work. We understand the client relationship is crucial and who’s the client all the time so stress, not you take care of the clients and we take care of the work you need to be done and the problem you need solving.

If you would like to discuss this further please drop me an email directly kevin (at) elula . online – no spaces ok 🙂 and let’s chat.