Yesterday we had a call from someone that who had their WordPress website hacked and was in a panic to get it fixed ASAP.
For something that is easily avoidable this happens way to often. After getting in and fixing the website we were asked for a list of things to ensure this doesn’t happen again going forward, which made us realise, although there is some great documentation on this online, we don’t have a post about it on our blog.
First thing we did was enlist Sucuri to fix the malware. We could have poked around for serveral hours and fixed the problem, but that the end of the day these guys know security and malware back to front and for such a reasonable price it simply a no brainer. They found the malware pretty quickly so that left us to harden WordPress.
As I’m sure most of you are rather aware, I have been pro-WordPress as a CMS for a rather long time! I think the hardest thing for us as WordPress developers is working out a way to deal with different sidebar areas and page templates. The more sidebars we declare, the harder it is for the client to update.
I’m an avid fan of keeping things as simple to update as possible but as WordPress developers we tend to end up with a crazy amount of sidebars when a client clicks through to Appearance-> Widgets. Even a lot of WordPress frameworks end up with a crazy amount of widget areas! Sure “we” understand all the widget areas but the client doesn’t! Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that Sennza has now been in business for 2 years and it’s time for me to take a few minutes to reflect on what has happened since our first birthday. We’ve come a long way in the last year so I’ll do a “quick” list of some of our achievements:
- We’ve got our own office!
- We helped organise WordCamp Gold Coast!
- We found time to redesign our website
- We’ve worked with 3 publicly listed companies
- More site traffic!
- Massive WordPress Meetup growth
- Another team member
- Sennza represents at SXSW!