WordPress is more than a powerful content management system, it’s an ecosystem. Third party developers and service providers are steadily cranking out themes and plugins. The fact that they work as well as they do is proof of WordPress’s solid software design and architecture. However, when it comes to an installation, WordPress’s simplicity belies its complexity. The fact that things are very easy to install, does not mean installations are trouble free.
What I Do
Management & Maintenance
I provide technicial management, diagnostics, defense, backup and monitoring for lots of WordPress sites. WordPress updates are issued several times a year – often for security reasons. Upgrading a simple site is very simple, but upgrading a site with lots of plugins and complex themes can expose compatibility issues.
I research and test WordPress security plugins and other means to deter hackers. When asked to remove malware from a site, I analyze it to see what it was doing. Most hacks are "SEO hacks", but others are probes, looking to break into the database or web host. Some hacks know how to hide from bots and users and some hacks are difficult for the plugins to detect.
There are many factors that can slow a WordPress site down and the cause is not always obvious. Is it the web host, the content, a memory-hogging plugin or something else? Whatever it is, I provide techncial analysis and performance optimizations for high-traffic sites using third party ad services and CDNs.
Custom Themes & Plugins
I provide one-stop custom theme & plugin development, as well as third party theme modification & repair.
Conversions & Migrations
I convert traditional sites to WordPress, as well as migrate sites from other content management systems or host-to-host.