Check email delivery

If customers are leaving you a message on your website then you want to know that the messages are getting safely to your in box. Particularly if you are using a plug-in to give you a nice contacts page. Checking email delivery is bit obvious but very important, you would be surprised how often it … Continue reading “Check email delivery”






Check Databases and Optimize or Repair as required

Your WordPress site uses a database to store all the text and formatting of your posts and pages. It also stores information temporarily as your visitors use the site to make their experience better. Maintenance of this database is sometimes overlooked. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can … Continue reading “Check Databases and Optimize or Repair as required”






Check your automatic backups are working

OK, so you have set up your website and installed all those shiny plug-ins. You should now get reports on everything under the sun and an automatic backup of your database and files… Do you ever check that it is actually working? This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you … Continue reading “Check your automatic backups are working”






Take independent backups and verify them

Always have a tested backup -Murphy’s law says “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” and in the world of backups this means that when you need it you will find something wrong with it. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do yourself. There are some fantastic … Continue reading “Take independent backups and verify them”






Check your domain name expiry and privacy

It’s easy to check when your domain name is due for renewal, and what personal information is associated with it. Then put the renewal date in your calendar, and decide if you are happy with the details shown to the world. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can … Continue reading “Check your domain name expiry and privacy”