Prevent Your Website From Getting Sick!
Not many people are keen on bugs, especially bugs within websites! Having a bug in a website can bring the whole thing down by corrupting data, plugins and other integrated software. Make sure the website software is updated to the latest versions to prevent any issues occurring.
The use of plugins or scripts can be a fantastic tool for adding specific functionality to a website. However, excessive use of plugins or scripts can cause issues such as incompatibility or conflicting errors. When a plugin is loaded it calls a specific script type, if there is another plugin calling that same script each one gets confused as to ‘who loaded what and when?’, resulting in only one or neither plugins working correctly.
Code Of Conduct
It is imperative that website code is error free and you can do this by using the various HTML and CSS validators to correct any broken code. By making sure your website is error free you are maximising the chance of it working on all devices, platforms and operating systems – it’s as simple as that.
Past Its Sell By Date
Using the WordPress CMS (Content Management System) helps notify you when new updates are available to install. Installing the latest updates helps your website run smoothly and securely, also eliminating old or invalid scripts. When dealing with transactions it is critical that your website is secure. You cannot afford to run the risk of credit cards or other personal information falling into the hands of a third party. It is therefore of the utmost importance that website information is protected, secure and encrypted. Take special care if you are implementing E-commerce within your website, where credit card payments are being accepted an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) should be applied giving you that safe and cosy feeling (and that trustworthy padlock icon at the top of your page).