How to secure your wordpress website?
During last many years, in order to develop a website, traditional approaches has taken a back seat and Content Management Systems (CMS) from various technology providers have taken the driver seat.
It is very easy to create websites using a CMS with a few clicks of installation of themes, plugins and doing some basic settings.
These CMS’ have changed the way websites were developed and managed.
But with these advents, comes some serious vulnerabilities and security issues that may lead to hacking of websites and important data.
We will be covering the most popular CMS among many out there – WordPress.
People out there using WordPress as their CMS often complain about security risks. And the community is doing their best to overcome these threats by releasing updated versions every now and then. But it is not sufficient.
Website security issues occur mostly due to some themes with loopholes and some plugins that can let hackers access the website data and other stuff.
There are many options to avoid such issues.
Please follow this link for some of preventive measures so that you can secure your website from attacks.
Hope these tips will be beneficial to all of you out there using WordPress.
See you again soon!
How to improve website performance?
Today, we are going list a number of options to let you make your website perform better.
We have seen huge growth in website development in last few years. It is also due to so many easy to build softwares out there. Now, even a novice can create his/her own website with just a few clicks of mouse.
With such websites coming up at rapid speeds, we tend to ignore the performance of the website.
So, how to improve website performance?
This remains an unanswered question. It is often an issue with people who are using a-few-click ready-made websites, and hiring some lesser experienced website developers.
We are going to list a number of options to make your website perform better.
Avoid image-heavy pages
Most of the users expect any website to load within 2-3 seconds. But it is not always the case as a website may have used some heavy images, scripts, multiple CSSs, and many elements that take time to load. One should avoid using multiple scripts, heavy CSSs and large size images to speed up the website load time.
It is understandable that there can be certain businesses/services that require a number of images on their website to showcase their work and services. In such unavoidable circumstances, one can use optimized images on their website. Such images can reduce load time drastically.
Page with more content tend to load slow. Large pages can take time to load more so when there are many styles used and they are coming from different scripts/stylesheets. To avoid such delays for large pages, one should enable compression. Most of the websites use Gzip to compress the pages and it can reduce load time to speed up the page loads.
When a page loads for the first time, it load all the related stylesheets, scripts and other resources for that page. And these are saved in the temporary memory or cache. So, next time it loads the resources can be used from cache/temporary memory to load the page faster. Thus, it is advisable to enable cache for various resources. And expiring time for each resource should be set according to frequency of changes in such resources.
As we know a website page is build up using various resources. It is highly advisable to use minified resources.
Reduce redirects on your website
Now a days, there are various devices of variable screen size that can be used to access a website page. For those, there are options to make websites screen responsive. i.e. laying out the content, images etc. of the website as per screen layout. For this either CSS can be created to make pages responsive or redirecting to another url with lesser resources so that website load faster on smaller screens. But it should be kept in mind to reduce such redirects. Redirecting www to non-www and http to https urls etc. can be avoided to reduce load time and improve website performance.
Some of these steps can be managed easily by yourself. But for more advanced ones, one need to hire/contact a professional.
We hope these tips can be helpful for all those who are looking forward to improved the performance of their websites.
Have you thought about your web presence yet?
Today we will ask you a simple question about your business, portfolio and job.
As we are aware about the competition around the place, what steps do we take to promote/sell our services, businesses, profile?
Have you ever given that a thought?
When you think about starting a small/large business. Your first thought should be how to attract customers to buy your products. And how to make them aware of your place of business?
If your business or office is not in a prominent business area, you will have to make an aggressive plan to promote yourself or your business.
Similarly, if you want to switch your job for a better opportunity, you will have to sell your profile through different modes like online job portals, social links, and many more options.
In today’s virtual world, it is very important to have your presence on the web. Be it social media, a personal web space or some promotional campaigns. It has become very URGENT to have your web presence in this cut-throat competition.
So think about it, make yourself educated about such tricks. Be visible, be approachable to larger base.
It will definitely help you.
See ya, thanks!