Are SSL certificates really necessary? With Google about to release the latest Chrome browser any day now (version 68 set for July 2018), the reasons for getting an SSL certificate for your website are becoming harder to ignore. When Chrome updates to version 68 this month it will begin displaying... read more →
Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Watts Web Studio is not a law firm. This post does not constitute legal advice and does not replace any advice you obtain from a lawyer or other legal expert.] GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It's European legislation relating to personal... read more →
WordPress released version 4.9.6 this week. It is their "Privacy" Release. It now has a few tools added that will assist in your WordPress based website being able to maintain compliance with Europe's GDPR, the data privacy law that is effecting most websites. I imagine it will evolve further as... read more →
There is heaps of news coverage right now on the recent release of the Panama Papers. It is creating quite a stir and adding more weight behind the reform wall street movement, enabling the likes of Bernie Sanders to say, told you so. The folks over at WordFence describe it thus,... read more →
1. Avoid not getting hacked right from the beginning. This is best avoided through knowing how your site has added protection. Learn the answer to the question, "Does my site have added protections and security?" Prevention is much easier than fixing it later. 2. Backup your website. Make sure your... read more →
Here is in interesting read an the estimated cost of having your website hacked. Don't let your website be unprotected. From my friends at Wordfence: Read the website security article here.
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Take the Mobile-Friendly Test You may think that your website is mobile-friendly because it already ‘works’ or is viewable from a smartphone browser screen, but that isn’t the true test of mobile-friendliness. Does it look the same on a smartphone as on a desktop? Do you have to zoom to... read more →
WordPress released it's latest version: version 4.3 "Billie". If you haven't updated your wordpress website since it's initial development, now is the time to do so. Updating your WordPress based website with the latest version ensures much greater security. This version and... read more →
WordPress has been under attack by a malicious botnet recently! WattsWebStudio immediately ensured that all of our websites have undertaken the proper precautions to secure our hosted and designed websites. The basic fix is the following steps. First, if you have an active username that is the defaulted "admin", delete it and... read more →