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Today I write about the some of the top WordPress plugins that every website owner should consider implementing into their website. These are just a consideration and not required for your website to function, they are just some of the best out there to improve and take further advantage of the WordPress platform.

  1. Akismet – this is a given, but one of the best spam blockers for your WordPress website. You can use it for free or donate. It analyses massive amounts of data from millions of sites to keep up to date with spam.
  2. Jetpack by WordPress – Activate only the options you need and use, this plugin has a super bundle of features which is gradually taking the place of dozens of other plugins. From basic visitor stats, to image optimisation, site verification, basic contact forms to site management tools. Jetpack offers a ton of features for free with paid premium add-ons available.
  3. Wordfence Security – The most downloaded security plugin for WordPress. It provides threat defense feed and firewall for your site to help prevent successful hacking of your site, set it up and let it do its thing. The free version is a must have.
  4. WP Rocket – This is an almost set and forget plugin. It takes the tedious configurations and just works straight away. It is a speed optimisation plugin that improves your site loading speed times by using various methods such as caching, preloading images on request and static compression files plus more. It is super easy to use unlike others.
  5. Sumome – Tools to grow your website’s traffic, this plugin is a great simple way to add features to your website to increase traffic and user engagement.

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WordPress Development

Get your websites back-end sorted right. Select from any of the categories below. Each bullet represents one credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Including:

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue.
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin or widget related error.

Install, activate or update a Plugin

  • Install and activate one custom plugin, purchased plugin or plugin from the WordPress catalog
  • Update any number of installed plugin(s) to the current live release using WordPress Dashboard

>> You must specify which plugin(s) to update.

  • Manually update one plugin

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress plugin issues

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a plugin related error

Config file changes

  • Enable a specified PHP module installed on the Hosting
  • Modify the value of a PHP setting
  • Enable or disable debug mode
  • Disable Cache
  • Remove the FTP prompt when installing or updating a plugin
  • Update database connection information in WordPress configuration
  • Reconnect a WordPress database and files

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Troubleshoot and fix WordPress image issues

Troubleshoot and fix 404 error, broken links, or redirect issues

Troubleshoot and fix WordPress core file errors

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress White Screen of Death

Troubleshoot and fix a WordPress internal server error

Troubleshoot and fix a contact form issue

Theme Maintenance

Tasks include making sure your website looks professional. Select from any of the below items. Each one represents 1 monthly credit. Click here for the full catalogue of services.

Install, change or update a theme

  • Install and activate one custom theme, purchased theme or theme from the WordPress store
  • Update any number of installed themes to the current live release of theme using WordPress Dashboard

>> If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme

  • Manually update one theme

>> Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account

Troubleshoot and fix theme errors

  • Enable logs and/or WordPress debug mode to diagnose the issue
  • Attempt to resolve the issue if the website or logs reveal a theme related error

Create and activate a child theme

  • Create and activate a child theme

Customise a theme

  • Modify one of the following for a theme:

>> Header

>> Sidebar

>> CSS

>> Background

>> Menu

>> (Each modification along with one revision will consume 1 credit.)