Auditing your website is a good way to determine if it’s being maintained well. Plus, it’s smart to know if you have any security issues; if I can find any problems without your login information, so can the bad guys. ☠
Yes, really. No strings attached. It’s a way for you to see the value of maintenance.
But, it’s only available for sites built on the open source version of WordPress.
Here’s what I look for:
- The version of your WordPress Core files.
- Plugins that may be out of date, via HTML responses.
- The reputation of your site, from 11 public databases.
- The reputation of any externally linked sites and scripts.
- Whether there is any malware on your site.
- Whether the default admin account is enabled.
- Whether you have indexing enabled for key folders.
- And more…
This information is all publicly accessible – the trick is knowing where to look! I will not perform any deep penetration testing on your website.
What happens if there’s a problem?
It depends. If you’re hacked or there’s malware on your site, you’ll need to work with a company that specializes in cleaning WordPress sites, like Wordfence or Sucuri. Cleaning will typically cost between $200-300.