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WordPress Security Blog

  • Unlock Your Website’s Potential with a Free Web Core Vitals Report

    As summer approaches, many of us are planning our vacations and looking forward to some well-deserved time off. However, before we all check out for the season, it’s crucial to address a technical yet vital aspect of your business website: Google’s Web Core Vitals. These metrics are so essential that neglecting them could mean the…

  • Finding the Perfect Website Designer Near Me: Your Ultimate Guide to Local Expertise

    Are you looking for a website designer near you to elevate your business’s online presence? In this ultimate guide, we’ll explore how to find the perfect local expert who understands your market, audience, and business needs. When it comes to web design, hiring someone local can make all the difference. A nearby website designer knows…

  • What is Managed Hosting at Privatenode?

    In the past few months, I’ve been asked a few times: what exactly is managed WordPress hosting, and how does our managed WordPress hosting service differ from what’s already available from other providers? It’s a great question, and that will be the focus of this post. It’s crucial for you to know exactly what you’re…

  • WordPress Plugins: Less is More for Security & Performance

    In the world of WordPress, embracing a minimalist approach to plugins is not just about keeping your site sleek; it’s a vital security principle. The logic is straightforward: fewer plugins mean fewer vulnerabilities. Each plugin, regardless of its utility, introduces potential entry points for hackers. By limiting the number of plugins you use, you significantly…

  • WordPress Security Tip: Use Automatic Updates to Keep Plugins Secure

    This tip might seem too simplistic to effectively combat security threats, yet the vast majority of malware infections I’ve come across are due to outdated WordPress plugins. Hackers are constantly on the prowl, scanning WordPress installations for vulnerabilities—not just within WordPress itself but in the myriad of plugins you’ve installed. Fortunately, WordPress makes it easy…

  • New Email Sending Guidelines: What Small Businesses Need to Know

    In the evolving digital landscape, staying ahead of changes is vital for seamless and compliant operations. At Privatenode LLC, we’re committed to keeping our clients informed and prepared. Therefore, we’d like to share some critical updates regarding email sending guidelines set by two major email service providers, Google and Yahoo, that will come into effect…

  • Why you should never use Private Domain Registration for your business domains

    When you decide to set up a website for your business or organization, one of the first steps you’ll likely take is registering a domain name. Private domain registration services, sometimes called “Whois privacy” or “domain privacy,” have become increasingly popular in recent years. They act as a protective barrier, preventing the public from accessing…

  • Beyond Autopilot: The Benefits of Active WordPress Management for Your Small Business

    Ever thought of your WordPress website as a pet? No, we don’t mean the goldfish kind of pet. We mean more like a Siberian husky puppy – energetic, requiring attention, and absolutely adorable when at its best. If you’ve been treating your website like a pet rock, then friends, we need to chat. Let’s dive…

  • Jenny Jones Campaign Signs and Handouts

    Privatenode’s Latest Client: Vote Jenny Jones Campaign

    Jenny decided she was going to run for councillor in the town of High River, and she came to us for help with her campaign branding, promotional materials and overall political campaign strategy. In less than a week, we were able to provide her with a simple but effective campaign website, managed WordPress hosting, a…

  • Privatenode Records a New 5-Star Rated Review on Clutch

    There are a lot of articles about web development as being the cornerstone of a business, but having a website is more than just building an online presence. Having a website is about advertising and presenting the best your business has to offer. Your website highlights your business’ strengths and focuses attention on what sets…

  • Deplatforming and your business image

    De-platforming and your business

    What if you woke up one day and when attempting to log into any one (or all) of your online services (hosting, social media, etc), you are presented with the dreaded “FILE NOT FOUND” error, or “ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED” notice. After racking your brain trying to understand why this has happened, you start to…

  • HTML Code on Screen

    Does Your Business Really Need a Custom Website Design?

    Over the years, I’ve spoken with a lot of small business owners about a website for their business. One of the biggest obstacles for them is that they feel they need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on custom website development just to get a decent website. The hurdle often stops them from spending…