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The Launch of WordPress Support

We are proud to be able to launch today our latest service.

WP Support Services has been designed to allow you to run your business while we run your #WordPress website.

We do all the updates, check your security, maintain the integrity of your site, stop brute force attacks, make sure it is regularly backed-up and those backups are stored securely.

WP Support Services also offer specialist WordPress solutions to your problems with our top notch WordPress Team.

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WordPress Sitemaps

WordPress Sitemaps

how you should get started

WP Support Services WordPress Sitemaps

First your WordPress sitemaps need a start and you will need to create an XML sitemap for your site.

We also want an HTML sitemap but we will cover that later.

I recommend using the Yoast SEO Plugin as WordPress sitemaps cannot be built by wordpress as it has no sitemap generation capability.
(If you are already using Yoast for SEO, make sure you have updated to the most recent version.)

However I also recommend adding XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress to give you 2 separate and unique sitemaps

Now if you have a particularly large website, you may also need to employ a sitemap index.

Search engines will only index the first 50,000 URLs in a sitemap, so if your site has more than 50,000 URLs, youwill need to use an index to tie multiple sitemaps together.

You can learn how to create these indices and more about sitemaps at sitemaps.org.

After you have created your wordpress sitemaps you will need to upload or register them with your various search engines. Both Google and Bing want webmasters and site owners to register there wordpress sitemaps and RSS feeds through Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools.

Taking this step helps the search engines identify where your sitemap is so that as soon as your siteis updated, the search engine can react faster to index the new content.

Also if your using RSS feeds content curators or syndicators can automatically pull your content into their sites.

By registering your sitemap with Google and Bing and even Yahoo tells the search engine that your content has been created or updated before they find it on the other sites.

It’s really a very simple thing but many site owners forget and it really is very important.

To submit a sitemap to Google:

Ensure that the XML Sitemap is on your web server and accessible via its URL.
Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools.
Under Crawl, choose Sitemaps.
Click on the red button in the upper right marked Add/Test Sitemap.

Enter the URL of the sitemap and click Submit Sitemap.

Your Done, Google has your sitemap.

To submit a sitemap with Bing:

Ensure that the XML Sitemap is on your web server and accessible via its URL.
Log in to Bing Webmaster Tools.
Click on Configure My Site and Sitemaps.
Enter the full URL of the sitemap in the Submit a Sitemap text box.
Click Submit.

Your done Bing has your sitemap.
Another reason it is very important to register sitemaps with Google specifically is to catch Sitemap errors.

Google Webmaster Tools provides great information about the status of each Sitemap and any errors it finds.

Now about that HTML sitemap, first installWP SEO HTML Sitemap Pluginthen create a new page called Site Map, you can leave it blank.

Now go to Settings,SEO HTML Sitemap, set the sitemap page to page you created called Site Map and set Location to replace Content and Save.

You now have an HTML Site Map page.

Another helpful tip from WP Support Services.

 

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Setting up a WordPress Install Securely

When you first install WordPress the Install Script lets you choose a user name and password.

The default for the user name is “Admin” make sure you never use this as every hacker over 11 knows about it.

Choose a user name that is unique and simple for this first user and a password. Now login and create a second Administrator Account. This is the Account you want a Unique user name that means something to you but we hard to guess. ” I like to use joke punch lines mixed in with something relevant to me on that particular site ” Now choose a Password, either use the WordPress #password creator or one of the numerous on line random password creators likePassword Generator

What Makes A Random Password Safe?Wordpress support services security

  • It must be no less than 8 characters in length.
  • It must not contain effectively speculated data such as the start date, a telephone number, your companion’s name, the pet’s name, your child’s name, your FB or Twitter login name, and so on.
  • It shouldn’t contain words found in the directory.
  • It ought to contain extraordinary characters, for example, @#$%^& and/or numbers.
  • It should use a variety of upper and lower case letters.

Now once you have your second Administrator all set up and secure logout of your site and login with the second administrator details and Delete the original Admin details from the Install.

This removes user one and means a potential hacker cannot attempt to scan your site for the id: 1 user name as it does not exist.

This simple easy trick at the Install stage can save your WordPress website a whole lot of heartache.

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Welcome to WordPress Support Services.

Welcome to  WordPress Support Services.

Webhosting 4 Business is proud to announce the launch of our new dedicated WordPress Support Services team.

As our business continues to grow along with the growth of our favourite CMS we have created a new division dedicated to maintaining, securing and improving clients WordPress sites.

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