Here are a few resources to help you have a safe, attractive, and effective unit website that meets CAP brand standards and follows CAP regulations.
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Add Leaving .GOV Notice to WP Menu Items
alert("Note: this link will open a new browser window and leave the CAP.GOV domain"); window.open('destination-url-goes-here', '_blank');
Add Leaving .GOV Notice to links
To add the required “Leaving the CAP.GOV domain” alert to links add the following code in the link anchor tag:
target="_blank" onclick="alert('Note: this link will open a new browser window and leave the CAP.GOV domain')" onkeypress="alert('Note: this link will open a new browser window and leave the CAP.GOV domain')"
Stop Comment Spam
Comment spam is a pervasive waste of time. The WP-Spamshield pluginis a simple and highly effective solution.
Guidelines for Usernames and Passwords
Hackers WILL try to get into your WordPress site. Don’t make it easy for them.!
- Avoid using Admin or the name of your site as your admin username.
- Create tough passwords that are at least eight characters long and use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.
HTTP:// vs. HTTPS://
- Google is now punishing site rankings for sites that aren't secure.
- Today valid SSL certificates are free or dirt cheap. Get one! Ask your web host if a free SSL certificate is available for your site. If not you can get one for a few dollars at https://namecheap.com.
How to Keep WordPress Secure
- Keep your WordPress core, themes, and plugins constantly updated. Out of date software is the quickest way to get hacked because updates often fix possible vulnerabilities hackers exploit.
- Use strong passwords. Guidelines for passwords are in CAPR 110-1 in the middle of page 2.
- Avoid using Admin or the name of your site as your admin username. Pick an admin username a hacker is not likely to guess.
- Install the Automatic Plugin Updates plugin
- Install the Wordfence WordPress plugin and monitor it. There are free and paid versions. The free version may be enough for a unit website. The paid version has advanced features, such as country blocking.