Three Options to Protect Your Business with a Privacy Policy

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]A while back I reached out to my contacts with an offer to improve or add a privacy policy to their WordPress website following the big GDPR update in late 2018. Many of them did just that. However, the static policy we implemented may not be enough to protect their interests any longer.

You have three options to protect your business with a Privacy Policy:

  1. Head on over to Termageddon and sign up for their Privacy Policy generator. Fill out the online forms and place the code snippet on a new page on your website.
  2. Purchase one through Kitzmiller Media and we’ll handle everything.
  3. Contact your attorney and ask them to write one up for you. I will place it on your site for free.

New laws on the horizon

As you may or may not be aware, many states are implementing laws to protect the privacy of its citizens. Some of these laws will even allow citizens to sue businesses anywhere in the US just for not having a compliant Privacy Policy.

Over the next six months, two privacy laws will go into effect (Nevada on 10/01 and California on 01/01). In addition, there are about a dozen other states that want to pass similar laws in the near future, which will require you to not only have a Privacy Policy but continually update it as well.

To be proactive about this issue, Kitzmiller Media has partnered up with a Privacy Policy service called Termageddon. After we implement the proper code, they will automatically update your WordPress website’s policies when the laws change, and they do it at a fraction of the cost of an attorney.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/pk1aIrArbyw” align=”center”][vc_column_text]You can click the following links to take a look at our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions page. These are automatically updated by attorneys as the laws change.

Please let me know if you would like to have us set you up with Termageddon’s auto-updating policies, plan to use an attorney, or are choosing to go with what you already have.

As your web consultant, It’s important for me to at least let you know about the changes I’m seeing online. As always, I’m here if you have any questions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” enable_gradient=”true” color_overlay=”rgba(8,174,234,0.2)” color_overlay_2=”rgba(8,174,234,0.52)” gradient_direction=”left_t_to_right_b” overlay_strength=”0.8″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”padding-4-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]

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9 Essential WordPress Features Included in The WP Care Plan

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]WordPress now powers nearly 28% of the internet. That’s a big number. While WordPress is free and open source right out of the box, it is capable of supporting both small and massive websites. Like all software, WordPress requires at least nine essential features to keep run optimally over time.

  • Daily backups
  • Uptime monitoring
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme updates
  • Plugin updates
  • Disaster recovery
  • Security scans
  • Content changes
  • Support

Let’s dive into each service and how it benefits your WordPress website.

Daily backups

Backups are critical for operating on the internet today. It’s a big place with lots of nasty ways your website can be compromised. It doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does, and you don’t have a recent backup – ouch! Not to mention the embarrassment of receiving an email from a customer letting you know your website is down before you even know.

Every single day we backup all the files associated with your WordPress website including the database that stores all the data.

Uptime monitoring

The WP Care Plan provides 24/7 uptime monitoring. If your WordPress website goes down or offline for any reason, we’ll investigate promptly and help resolve the issue. You won’t have to worry about losing leads or revenue due to lengthy outages.

WordPress core updates

The WordPress framework is a lot like other software you use every day. Updates are released periodically and provide benefits such as increased security, improvements or new features. If you skip an update, your site could become prone to malware attacks and other security risks.

Theme updates

WordPress themes are used to give your website some style and character. It often comes bundled with features that provide WordPress additional functionality. When WordPress releases an update, theme developers typically release a newer version of their theme. This update is essential to implement correctly to avoid any conflict with WordPress

Plugin updates

Plugins are small applications that can add or change how a WordPress website functions or performs. Plugins require just as much attention as themes. When a new plugin version is released, it’s essential to back up the site in case the new plugin conflicts with WordPress or the Theme. We handle all plugin updates for you and perform a comprehensive backup before updating any software.

Disaster recovery

It can happen and has happened to a number of our clients. When this occurs, we put everything else on hold and resolve the problem. Our clients are covered regardless of how extensive the damage is. Fortunately, with the WP Care Plan, you won’t have to worry about any of this.

Security scans

Security is becoming increasingly crucial as WordPress gains popularity. We have an application that scans the site daily for any malware or potential threats. If malware is detected, we act quickly to remove and patch any problem areas.

Content changes

Our clients love this feature. Instead of logging in yourself and sorting through menus, design options, and content boxes, all you have to do is send us the desired update. Most updates can be performed within 24 hours and often include posting a new blog, adding or removing a team member or updating page text and images.

Support

One of the perks of our WordPress care plan is that you always know who to call if have questions or concerns about your site. Calling or chatting online with your hosting company can be time-consuming and quite frustrating if you don’t speak their language. All you have to do is call or email Kitzmiller Media, and we’ll take care of it for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” enable_gradient=”true” color_overlay=”rgba(30,115,190,0.11)” color_overlay_2=”rgba(238,238,34,0.11)” gradient_direction=”left_t_to_right_b” overlay_strength=”0.8″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-4-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]

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Your website is crucial to your business. It generates leads, customers and revenue (or at least it should). It’s a channel through which customers, prospects, suppliers, potential new staff and partners will find and engage you… and judge you for that matter.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Monthly WordPress Care Plan Report Now Included With Every Plan

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]I have some good news to share with our WordPress Care Plan subscribers. I wasn’t always satisfied with how we communicated the value of our WordPress Care Plan. In many ways, businesses never actually see what happens behind the scenes of their website. They just know it works and it’s there when they need it the most.

Believe me, there’s a lot going on that our clients don’t see.

And that’s a good thing really, and exactly the reason why busy professionals come to us to manage their WordPress website. Our plan keeps their investment in good working order, which is good for their bottom line.

What I’m really excited about is our new WordPress Care Plan report feature. It allows me to compile a ton of data about the site into an easy to read PDF report. This report is then emailed out once per month to our WordPress Care Plan subscribers.

Depending on the client’s preferences the WordPress Care Plan report provides the following information:

  • WordPress plugin and theme updates
  • Database optimization
  • Post revisions
  • Uptime
  • Sites sessions
  • Page views
  • Backups
  • PageSpeed analysis
  • SEO rankings
  • Google Analytics

I wanted to find a way to share this valuable data with our clients without flooding their inbox with alerts and emails about data they can’t understand. This monthly report is the perfect solution and provides them with just enough information to get the conversation started should they decide to inquire.

This is just the beginning.

I am hopeful that we can continue to bring even more value to our WordPress Care Plan. If you have any suggestions or would like to know more about our plan, take a look at all the features.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” enable_gradient=”true” color_overlay=”rgba(30,115,190,0.11)” color_overlay_2=”rgba(238,238,34,0.11)” gradient_direction=”left_t_to_right_b” overlay_strength=”0.8″][vc_column column_padding=”padding-4-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”small” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”icon-check”] Stop Worrying About Your WordPress Website

Your website is crucial to your business. It generates leads, customers and revenue (or at least it should). It’s a channel through which customers, prospects, suppliers, potential new staff and partners will find and engage you… and judge you for that matter.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Why Every WordPress Website Needs A Care Plan

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]The very first website I ever created was designed to showcase my artwork and the artwork of my creative friends. That was in 1993!

Even though it was poorly designed, I was pretty excited about it. The code was straight HTML with absolutely no moving parts. It was your basic portfolio site.

It required absolutely no maintenance and might even render just fine in today’s modern browsers. Maybe.

Times have changed. And they keep on changing, faster than you can say “cascading style sheets!”

The web is constantly changing

Because the web is an ever evolving technology, modern websites need to keep pace with the change or run the risk of becoming obsolete, broken or even hacked.

I design exclusively with a software called WordPress. It’s a free, open source application that offers some of the most robust website features on the web. In fact, 74.6 million websites on the internet use WordPress including fortune 500 companies. If you use WordPress, you’re in good company.

WordPress requires frequent updates

Like Windows, your favorite app or even Facebook, software updates happen often. These updates mean new features, bug fixes and security improvements. It’s a necessary way of life if you work online. Your website is really no different. WordPress can have monthly or even weekly updates depending on what plugins and themes you are running.

Other than regular software updates the benefits of a website care plan can include real time backups, security monitoring, and disaster recovery should anything nasty happen.

Support when you need it

One of the perks of our WordPress care plan is that you always know who to call if have questions or concerns about your site. Calling or chatting online with your hosting company can be time consuming and quite frustrating if you don’t speak their language. All you have to do is call or email Kitzmiller Media and we’ll take care of it for you.

We’re also here to help you extend the features of your site and update content when you need it. We like to think of ourselves as your trusted online marketing partner.

In order to get the most out of your website investment you need to have a reliable relationship with WordPress experts. If your WordPress website has errors, is hacked, or just not meeting your business objectives, give our WordPress Care Plan a free trial. For a limited time you will receive one month absolutely free and you can cancel it anytime.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” enable_gradient=”true” color_overlay=”rgba(30,115,190,0.11)” color_overlay_2=”rgba(238,238,34,0.11)” gradient_direction=”left_t_to_right_b” overlay_strength=”0.8″][vc_column column_padding=”padding-4-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]

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Your website is crucial to your business. It generates leads, customers and revenue (or at least it should). It’s a channel through which customers, prospects, suppliers, potential new staff and partners will find and engage you… and judge you for that matter.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Free Stock Photos

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If you’re looking for a list of the internet’s best free stock photos, you’ve come to the right place.

A great image goes a long way when trying to convey a visual idea. In my line of work, I use both paid and free stock photos – it really depends on what the project calls for.

Finding the best free stock photos online can take some effort. Fortunately I have taken the work out of it by compiling some of my favorite websites that offer incredible free stock photography. These beauties are all professionally shot and provide multiple themes to suite your needs. I have to give credit to Dustin Senos who finished what I had trouble getting started.

So the next time you’re searching for free stock photos, do your “image” a favor and skip the clip art. Grab yourself a professionally shot stock photo.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”5063″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://thepatternlibrary.com/”][vc_column_text]Pattern Library[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5043″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://littlevisuals.co/”][vc_column_text]Little Visuals[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5050″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://nos.twnsnd.co/”][vc_column_text]New Old Stock[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5077″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://www.imcreator.com/free”][vc_column_text]IM Creator[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5082″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://foodiesfeed.com/”][vc_column_text]Foodies Feed[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”6011″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”https://www.pexels.com/”][vc_column_text]Pexels[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”5044″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”https://unsplash.com/”][vc_column_text]Unsplash[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5053″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://superfamous.com/”][vc_column_text]Superfamous Studios[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5072″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://www.gratisography.com/”][vc_column_text]Gratisography[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5078″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://publicdomainarchive.com/”][vc_column_text]Public Domain Archive[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5083″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://picography.co/”][vc_column_text]Picography[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”5048″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://join.deathtothestockphoto.com/”][vc_column_text]Death To Stock Photo[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5056″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://picjumbo.com/”][vc_column_text]Picjumbo[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5074″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://getrefe.tumblr.com/archive”][vc_column_text]Refe Mobile Photos[/vc_column_text][image_with_animation image_url=”5079″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” img_link=”http://magdeleine.co/browse/”][vc_column_text]Magdelein[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]