Category Archives: Blog

Multitasking

Things just got more challenging for this remote worker. You see life with 3 children and their activities, homework and all the usual domestic duties and work wasn’t enough for me – I have gone and had another little one. Today she is 10 days old and I forgot how challenging and demanding those first […]

Is your WordPress Password secure?

Do you have a Secure WordPress Password?     Having a secure WordPress password is the first step in securing your WordPress site. Some of us, me included fall into the trap of either choosing a very easy password to remember, or we still use the same password we used 20 years ago. Or, maybe […]

ONCE UPON A TIME

….not too long ago, a new business owner excitedly made her very own WordPress Website. She wanted to keep within a budget, so decided to do a little research and tackle this on her own. All went well, her site looked fabulous, and she even managed to get her basic SEO up to scratch. She […]

Choosing the correct user name for WordPress

Avoid using admin or administrator as your sites user name. When you install WordPress the default user name is admin, this is something you should try to avoid. Most hackers try access your site via wp-admin or the wp-login.php page, and they know that the most common username out there is admin. They try a […]

WORDPRESS STAGING- off the stage

When we say WordPress staging it has nothing to do with methods of presenting a play or any dramatic performances – though drama is definitely what does happen if a site is not staged before it goes live. WordPress staging in this case basically refers to a staging environment for your site..a copy of your […]

Diary of a Remote Worker(3)

Remote Worker – entry 3 All is still well with this remote worker. Really well. I have a daily schedule set up and implemented. It’s all good. I have noticed though, one little thing since becoming a remote worker. It’s not anything serious, but was brought to my attention by none other than my husband […]

Analyse This….

It can sometimes get a little overwhelming with all the tools out there that you can use freely to keep tabs on your website – to analyse, monitor and inspect. As you delve deeper you realise that you actually knew very little and you had in fact only touched the tip if the proverbial iceberg […]

WPZA Services Update – May

Our goal is to offer more value adds to our existing client’s as part of our standard WordPress maintenance contract. With this goal in mind we have been researching various premium plugins. Our criteria, has been backup, security, analytic, functionality and maintenance plugins.   Backups WPZA now stores multiple backups on multiple off-site locations, keeping […]

Worst case scenario of not upgrading WordPress core, plugins and themes

For the last couple of weeks all the news has been about the Panama Papers breach, even though it is unclear if it was an inside job or a direct hack. Wordfence, an industry leader in WordPress security, has identified a possible breach via an outdated WordPress plugin. Mossack Fonseca Breach – WordPress Revolution Slider […]

BootpressWP – Free Theme – New Version

We launched the new version of BootpressWP it has the very original V1.4. BootpressWP is our free Bootstrap WordPress Theme we use for all our custom developed WordPress Sites. It is available for Free on GitHub and can be modified and changed as needed. What is in this new version Added a new template file […]

Gym membership for your site

“Help! I did something wrong and now my site has vanished, like into thin air.” We have often received panic calls or skype calls from a past client, panic easily heard in their voice, declaring the above. We then have to assure them that all is not lost (unless they really managed to do the […]

WPZA the new home for Anomalous WordPress Maintenance

Today we launched the new WPZA website. The new home of Anomalous WordPress Maintenance.We have moved everything across to https://wpza.co.za as this is an easier name to market and for our Maintenance clients to find and use. It has become more important for us to secure the traffic to our maintenance website, we started using […]

20 Sites!

WPZA Maintenance now has over 20 sites on our maintenance plan – Eish, that happened fast! We are working tirelessly behind the scenes on our clients sites, keeping them updated, maintained and streamlined. Jo-anne has  orchestrated an efficient and time saving schedule so nothing is left undone or unchecked – thanks Jo for being so […]

Choosing the right WordPress plugins

The lovely thing about WordPress is the amount of plugins and themes that are available to extend your website. There are tens of thousands of plugins available from wordpress.org and this excludes plugins available all around the net. Some plugins are developed very well, using WordPress best practices. On the other hand there is also […]

WordPress Security Best Practices

Here are a few WordPress Security best practices that you can employ to protect your WordPress website from being compromised. This can come from malicious intent or something accidental while working on your site.   Backup your site. Daily for sites that change a lot weekly for sites that don’t change often. Your hosting provider […]

Free WordPress Theme based on Bootstrap

We have made available our in-house Bootstrap WordPress starter theme called Bootpresswp.

CSS just like Fairy Dust

Customising your WordPress Theme Bring on the CSS! About a year ago I was told that I was chosen to be the “CSS QUEEN” so I naturally went with this title and made css my thing. Our relationship is a happy one – though not understood by many. We are ok with this. What I […]

WordPress Security Tips: Basic Do’s & Don’ts

These simple tips are intended to help the everyday user. Anybody that has ever had their site hacked knows that it is not fun and securing their site is so important. There are many more security measures to take, however these simple tips can get you started. Do: Backup Site Regularly Install an appropriate plug-in […]

Why I Love WordPress

I have had experience from both sides of WordPress. Being first introduced to it as a site owner and then as a developer. Being given the reigns of your site to upload and change at will is thoroughly liberating and gives you a sense of accomplishment and breaks your dependence on others to help keep […]

The white Screen of Death – WordPress

If you have been using WordPress for a few years you have encountered this at least once. It is frustrating but does not mean all is lost. Sometimes it only affects the admin panel, sometimes only parts of it. Here are a few solutions should you encounter the dreaded white screen: First make sure you […]

WordPress Updates – 6 essential steps

It is pretty important that you start the process during off peak times when internet traffic is low (usually in the evening) should something go wrong and you hit panic stations. 1. Back your site up This is important in that you have an action plan should something go wrong instead of freaking out and […]

What are the true costs of WordPress Maintenance?

WordPress is absolutely free, and for a very minimal cost you can easily get a website live for your business. With a unique domain name, some decent hosting the costs comes in at approx. R2000. Not bad to have something live very quickly. If you purchased a theme and hired a development company to install […]