We take great pride in that we are pretty savvy in many areas. Some areas we think we are quite stellar at and some not so much. This is why we have hired Mike to help us with our WordPress sites and a few areas on Shopify.
Why Do We Have Two Platforms?
This site (How Not To Run A Business), and Dreamlines were created on WordPress. We are able to edit the wording, images, add new products, etc. Mike is there to clean up areas that we ‘break’ and areas we just cannot manage, i.e. custom coding, etc. We created a Shopify site, because it works directly with Google Merchant and Pinterest Buyable Pins. We created that site on our own in about 2 hours, as well as about 90 minutes of Mike’s help, as there were some coding factors we needed added to that site.
WordPress Website Security and Maintenance Package
Any website with a form can get hacked. If you are able to log in to the website, you do so using a form. If a website gets hacked, it could be something as basic as displaying ads on your site, or something as bad as taking the entire site down, leaving you to figure out how to put the pieces back together.
Since WordPress is a very well known CMS (Content Management System), the chances of a WordPress site being hacked are favorable. But that’s no reason to fret! With the Security and Maintenance package, you won’t have to worry about any of that. This package includes making sure updates are performed so there are no potential security gaps, testing and verifying those updates worked properly, monitoring the security of the website and making sure any threats are blocked, and daily or weekly off-site backups for that “just in case” comfort. In addition, with the Monthly Security and Maintenance Package, you also get a free SSL Certificate which will further strengthen the security of your site, not to mention it is a must-have for eCommerce websites.
What happens if my site was hacked?
In the event your website gets hacked and you have the Monthly Website Security and Maintenance Package, your site will be unhacked and restored to it’s clean working version. This could include restoring from an offsite backup.
Hosting – $199/yr or $20/month
Monthly Website Security and Maintenance Package – $150 per month
- Free SSL Certificate
- Daily or Weekly offsite backups
- Smart updates (backup website, test updates, launch or restore)
- Malware monitoring/intrusion detection, protection, and cleanup
Mike is a savvy web developer with a background in graphic design. He knows the down and dirty code to make things happen the ‘right’ way. He is a rare hybrid between a web designer, front-end web developer and graphic designer that dabbles with back-end developer languages, SEO and social media. He has done an amazing job on our WordPress and Shopify sites. If you would like to hire Mike to help with the design, coding, layout, hosting, security and maintenance of your site he is going to serve you well.