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  • Aspects of Effective Website Management

    Welcome to our latest blog section on website management. Today, we will be discussing three critical aspects of managing your Joomla! or WordPress website: security, updates, and monitoring. Every website requires regular attention, and neglecting them can lead to serious consequences. In this section, we will explore how these three elements can help you manage and safeguard your website effectively.

    1. Security
    Security is crucial when it comes to website management. Regardless of the type of site you run, you need to ensure that it is secure from hackers, malware, and other digital threats. There are numerous ways to improve your website security, such as using strong passwords, using secure hosting, installing an SSL certificate, and setting up a web application firewall. Wintercorn recommend Cloudflarefor both the speed and security improvements it adds - even with the free plan. We have used Cloudflare as a default option on all new builds and hosting as of 2020.

    2. Updates
    Regular updates are vital for website management. The web is always evolving, and your website must keep up with the changes. Outdated themes, plugins, and other software can pose security risks that could compromise your website's integrity. Regular updates will help ensure that your website's functionality and security remain intact. We update your site core files and extensions/plugins as required. There are many plugins we trust to update automatically but most are tested on our dev site and then those updates rolled out to client sites.

    3. Monitoring
    Monitoring your website traffic is crucial for website management. Regular monitoring can help you identify performance issues, detect security breaches, and optimize your website's functionality. There are various website monitoring tools available to help you track your website's traffic, such as Google Analytics, Pingdom, and Uptime Robot. We use Watchful which allows us real-time alerts for downtime, file changes and many other important issues.

    In conclusion, effective website management requires the implementation of regular security checks, updates, and monitoring to safeguard your site's integrity, functionality, and performance. Neglecting any of these elements can leave you vulnerable to digital threats and undermine your online presence. Stay on top of your website management to ensure that your site remains secure, up-to-date, and optimized for better performance.

    To effectively manage your Joomla! or WordPress website you need experts with the experience, knowledge and tools. You need Wintercorn.

    Contact us today to discuss how we can help.

  • Does the Internet of Things threaten your WordPress or Joomla site?

    Internet of ThingsDistributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly a fact of life for any business with a web presence. For any company, large or small, it’s no longer a matter of “if” you will get hit with a DDoS attack, but “when.” And without a third party provider who site between your site and the internet, WordPress and Joomla! sites are increasingly vulnerable to bots delivering DDoS attacks.

    Why only WordPress and Joomla! sites you may ask - it's not just them but these platforms make up most of the CMS based sites on the internet and are often owned by people with limited technical knowledge on $1 per month hosting plans. Add to this the fact they haven't been updated in ages and it makes easy pickings for hackers and other malicious actors.

  • Joomla! 3.5 released!

    joomlalogoWintercorn are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.5 as the latest in the 3.x series. Introducing 34 new features, including support for the recently released PHP 7 scripting language, which significantly increases web site speed.
    This version of Joomla! supports the most recent release of PHP, the most popular programming language for developing web applications. PHP 7 was recently announced with significant performance improvements and is now available for use by the general public. With Joomla! 3.5 users can now enjoy the benefit of that performance improvement.
  • Joomla! 3.6 released

    joomlalogoThe Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.6 as the latest in the 3.x series.  Joomla! 3.6 introduces more than 400 improvements, including many features which make administration of Joomla! Web sites easier and more feature-rich, as well as many UX (user experience) improvements.  Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.6 the seventh standard-term support release in this series.

  • Joomla! 3.9+ will have built-in GDPR and privacy features

    Joomla! is one of the major web frameworks and is planning to incorporate GDPR and privacy specific features in the next release. They've been listening to their users, and intend to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla! CMS to facilitate the compliance of sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant. The following are the major features announced:

    Provide an API for extension developers so they can report the data they collect and this info can be displayed in the new com_privacy extension

    • Gain the consent of the registered users (form plugin), track their consent, log their activities, and take care about the consent retention time
    • Make it easier to the users to submit information requests
    • Track the status of the users requests
    • Let the user access and download their data.
  • Joomla! is the Best Free CMS - 2017 CMS Critic Awards

    Joomla! Best Free CMS 2017On the 6th of November 2017, CMS Critic announced the winners of theCMS Critic Awards 2017. Joomla! has been competing in the Best Free CMS category and won - again!  Joomla! has received a CMS Critic award 4 times in a row now. As one of the most popular Joomla! consultancies in the UK we would like to send a thank you to the Joomla! community of coders, extension developers, testers and cheerleaders who support and collaborate every day in the ongoing development of this platform. We can't do anything without you!

  • What are Wintercorn up to in 2018?

    wintercorn summer work 2018

    We were asked by a client recently what sort of projects we have on the go at any one time and the answer was - "it varies".

    This is what we have on for Summer 2018 though.

About Us

Wintercorn are Joomla! and WordPress specialists based in Norwich but with clients across the U.K., Europe, Middle East, Australia and the United States.

We build, manage and support mission-critical Joomla! and WordPress sites for professional organisations around the globe who care about their brand.

It's all we do, every day. 


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