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Guardians of the WebSite - Awesome Toolkit Vol 1

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With this Awesome Toolkit Vol 1, I intend to provide you with all the basic (and some more advanced) WP management tools AND techniques that will ensure your site is secured, backed-up, and performs at its best.

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Guardians of the WebSite - Awesome Toolkit Vol 1

  1. 1. AwesomeToolkitVol.1 WordCampHalifax2017
  2. 2. JEAN FRANCOIS ARSENEAULT Web Integrator of the Galaxy @jfarsen satellitewp.com propulsif.com arseneault.ca
  3. 3. “- I have a plan. - What percentage? - I dunno... Twelve percent? -Peter Quill
  4. 4. “ I HAVE A PLAN “ ➤ Backups ➤ Updates ➤ Security ➤ Performance Rinse & Repeat
  5. 5. “ OH, I’M SORRY. I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS BACKUP WORKS…”
  6. 6. BACKUPS ➤ Define your backup strategy • What’s included (ie. full vs differential) • Where are they stored (hint: offsite is the only valid answer) • What frequency (based on business risk) • Restore process ➤ Options • Plugins : UpdraftPlus, BackupBuddy, BackWPUp, etc • Services : VaultPress, CodeGuard, etc • NOT : “my hosting provider”, “FTP once in a while”
  7. 7. “ DANCE-OFF, UPDATES! ME AND YOU! “
  8. 8. UPDATES ➤ Define your updates strategy • What do you update (core, plugin, themes) • How do you update (dashboard, FTP, remotely service) • Do you have a validation process (changelogs, staging) • How often does this need to happen ➤ Options • Services : MainWP, InfiniteWP, ManageWP, etc • NOT : “when I go in my site”
  9. 9. “ I AM ROOT ! ”
  10. 10. SECURITY ➤ Doing it right means thinking of every aspect : • Web hosting technologies, settings and passwords • Up-to-date WordPress, plugins and themes • WordPress usernames and passwords • Forms settings (comments, plugins) ➤ Options • Plugins : iThemes Sec., WordFence, All-in-One WP Sec. & FW • Services : JetPack (Protect), Sucuri, SiteLock, etc
  11. 11. “ WE’RE THE FRICKIN’ GUARDIANS OF THE PERFORMANCE ! ”
  12. 12. PERFORMANCE ➤ Perfection is hard, but the 80/20 rule works wonders • Properly configured web hosting (PHP7, gzip compression) • Optimized your images’ sizes (2 Mpx, jpg vs. png) • Caching plugin • Content Delivery Network (CDN) ➤ Options • Plugins : WP Rocket, Imsanity, WP Smush, etc • Services : JetPack (Photon), CloudFlare, Imagify, etc
  13. 13. - WORDPRESS, MAN. - WHO ?
  14. 14. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER ➤ Website maintenance is a process, be organized ➤ Keep a log of what you did, when and why ➤ Best practices are available, no need to reinvent the wheel ➤ Everyone needs to do the basics, for the rest there’s … Mastercard, yes… but also experts and services :)
  15. 15. NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP ? www.satellitewp.com @satellitewp fb.com/satellitewp

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