Have been working with WordPress at my company for a few years now and seemed like the right platform to build up the DevOps Platform site.
Already had an Godaddy account using a windows hosting plan and was fairly easy to setup however, came across a number of challenges.
- Godaddy doesn’t have the latest capabilities with PHP for windows hosting accounts.
- Using the automatic processes found adding plugins would fail most of the time.
Overall not a great start but it is what I had to start with.
After the initial site was listed, I installed a CAPTCHA plugin as well as AdSense and Google Analytics. Figured I would start off right and not have my site spammed, track the traffic to understand my audience, and maybe even recover enough to pay for my hosting costs.
The original CAPTCHA plugin I was using was not very effective and moved over to Google’s reCaptcha. Seems to be blocking more of the bots that are designed to spam WordPress sites.
Update 6/11/2020 – Added SSL
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