Perform a complete malware check, and remove/repair any existing malware issues.
Update WordPress and plugins. If a compatibility issue arises with any plugins during the WP version update, Chrein will recommend supported plugin replacements.
Install and configure Wordfence Pro, a WordPress security plugin, and run an initial scan to confirm the site is clean and clear.
Create and configure an “uptime monitor” for alerts to any outages/downtime.
Take another backup and archive it as the “base code”.
Ongoing Updates & Monitoring
Monitor and update WordPress and related plugin versions as and when available. If a compatibility issue arises with any plugins during the WP version update, we will recommend supported plugin replacements.
Monitor Wordfence reports and alerts for any signs of attempted or successful attacks.
Monitor uptime monitor for alerts to any outages/downtime.
Set up and monitor auto-backup system, performing weekly backups. Clean out old backups twice a month, so that server storage does not run low.
Clear site and server cache once a month, to optimize website load time.