Moving to WP Engine
www.devonprep.com
Devon Prep webmaster. Designed and
maintain the site.
Not a coder, but created the WordPress theme
based on the Foundation...
Reasons to move
1. Speed
2. Security
3. Staging
Reasons to move
Wanted access to WordPress expertise
Do not have the technical expertise to handle
security, caching and o...
Speed - before the move
Speed - after the move
Speed today
Security
Contracts with security firms SecTheory and
Sucuri for auditing and remediation
Conducts vulnerability scanning f...
Staging area for development
Experiment with features before they go live
Create a copy of your website to test out
plugin...
Admin tab
Plus a quick links tab across the top
User portal
Backups
Automatically installed
WordPress HTTPS
No Revisions
WP Missed Schedule
Limit Login Attempts
Force Strong Passwords
Automatic updates
They will automatically install WordPress
security updates.
Did not install 3.6
Emailed me to disable a ...
Files and folders that are searched for when WP Engine
scans for disallowed plugins
adminer
async-google-analytics
backupw...
Pricing
Cons
No call-in tech support for small accounts
Email tech support takes awhile to reply
Migration slightly confusing. Wou...
Migration
They will migrate the site for you for a fee
Site offers very detailed, step-by-step
instructions
Ran into a pro...
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Migrating to WP Engine

  1. 1. Moving to WP Engine www.devonprep.com
  2. 2. Devon Prep webmaster. Designed and maintain the site. Not a coder, but created the WordPress theme based on the Foundation and Bones frameworks. Know enough technical stuff to be dangerous. Me - Marguerite Esmonde
  3. 3. Reasons to move 1. Speed 2. Security 3. Staging
  4. 4. Reasons to move Wanted access to WordPress expertise Do not have the technical expertise to handle security, caching and other technical issues
  5. 5. Speed - before the move
  6. 6. Speed - after the move
  7. 7. Speed today
  8. 8. Security Contracts with security firms SecTheory and Sucuri for auditing and remediation Conducts vulnerability scanning for all infrastructure, servers, databases and applications Disallows certain plugins and automatically disables them
  9. 9. Staging area for development Experiment with features before they go live Create a copy of your website to test out plugins and themes Duplicates everything within the SFTP file server as well as the entire database
  10. 10. Admin tab Plus a quick links tab across the top
  11. 11. User portal
  12. 12. Backups
  13. 13. Automatically installed WordPress HTTPS No Revisions WP Missed Schedule Limit Login Attempts Force Strong Passwords
  14. 14. Automatic updates They will automatically install WordPress security updates. Did not install 3.6 Emailed me to disable a disallowed plugin. Gave me a week to do it.
  15. 15. Files and folders that are searched for when WP Engine scans for disallowed plugins adminer async-google-analytics backupwordpress backwpup broken-link-checker contextual-related-posts dynamic-related-posts ezpz-one-click-backup file-commander fuzzy-seo-booster google-sitemap-generator google-xml-sitemaps-with-multisite-support hcs.php hello.php jr-referrer missed-schedule no-revisions ozh-who-sees-ads portable-phpmyadmin quick-cache seo-alrp similar-posts superslider text-passwords the-codetree-backup toolspack tweet-blender w3-total-cache wordpress-gzip-compression wp-cache wp-database-optimizer wp-db-backup wp-dbmanager wp-engine-snapshot wp-file-cache wp-mailinglist wp-missed-schedule wp-phpmyadmin wp-postviews wp-slimstat wp-smushit wp-super-cache wp-symposium-alerts wponlinebackup yet-another-featured-posts-plugin yet-another-related-posts-plugin
  16. 16. Pricing
  17. 17. Cons No call-in tech support for small accounts Email tech support takes awhile to reply Migration slightly confusing. Would have appreciated the ability to call someone at least during the migration process.
  18. 18. Migration They will migrate the site for you for a fee Site offers very detailed, step-by-step instructions Ran into a problem importing posts, which was solved via the support system. (They needed to change file permissions.)

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