When WordPress Websites retire

We develop websites for companies. Normally, this means that the website’s content is updated and WordPress is being maintained on a regular basis. But what if the website has only been created for an event? This way the website has a kind of “expiration date”.

The event is over, everything is quieting down. What now? Usually the website remains on the server space for some time. But no one maintains it any longer, there certainly is no new content nor does anyone take care of the WordPress install. Eventually, someone comes along and deletes it. If you are in luck you might still find the website via the WayBack Machine.

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How to secure WordPress

Is WordPress really secure? That’s probably the one question I am asked most often. My answer hasn’t changed much over the years:

Yes, in my opinion, WordPress is secure.

It certainly isn’t secure all by itself. Just like any computer or any other content management system or other piece of software out there. There are a couple of rules you need to follow. They are pretty straightforward and can be implemented easily.

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Making your WordPress website multilingual

What is the best way to offer your website in different languages? Does WordPress support this? And how would I actually go about it?

Reasons for a multilingual website

Many of our clients want to offer their content not only in their native language but in other languages as well. The companies often have clients in other countries already and want to expand, or they feel that they cannot reach enough people if they confine themselves to one language. Some are located in countries that are multilingual, like Switzerland, Canada or Luxemburg, and they want to cater to all of the languages spoken in their home country.

This does not apply quite as often to companies located in English speaking countries, but here in Germany it is rather normal to offer at least an English version of your website. The only exception being many local businesses who don’t need to reach out quite as far. But I feel they cater more and more to expats as well.

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