Category: WordPress

Ten ways to keep WordPress secure

The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. We share our top ten developer considerations for keeping your installation secure.

by Andy Reading 22 Jul 2016

Why do websites get hacked?

In this article we explore the basics of website attacks, the motivation behind them, and some common ways in which attackers can get unauthorised access. This is not a technical article, and assumes no prior web security knowledge – it aims to provide an overview of the sort of website hacking that we see most often.

Our recipe for WordPress security

WordPress is a powerful and secure content management system (CMS) when used correctly. The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. Castlegate IT are expert developers in WordPress and understand how to use it to build professional, robust and secure content-managed websites.

CKAN and WordPress integration

We’ve just launched York Open Data, built on two open source platforms, CKAN and WordPress. At first glance, CKAN and WordPress integration seemed like a complex task but it needn’t be. This article explores our approach.

by Andy Reading 27 Mar 2015

Opening up data

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the City of York Council Business Intelligence Hub on a new Open Data platform for York. This website will act as a repository for publicly available data on almost any aspect of life in York. Initially the data is being supplied by the Council’s own internal business systems, but other public-sector organisations will be coming on board. The system could become the clearinghouse for anyone in York who wants to open their datasets to the public.

by Richard Lane 24 Mar 2015

York Museums Trust – new sites go live!

We recently completed the first part of one of the most interesting projects we’ve ever taken on: five responsive websites with interconnected navigation, shared content and a sophisticated third-party database. The sites are for York Museums Trust – the charitable body responsible for managing a number of York’s leading museums and galleries. The websites of each of their four leading attractions badly needed an overhaul, as did as the York Museums Trust’s own website.

by Jim Semlyen 15 Jul 2014

Portfolio update: bespoke WordPress development

Examples from our portfolio demonstrate some of the ways in which Castlegate IT has used WordPress development to enhance websites or design them from scratch.

by Jim Semlyen 10 Apr 2014

WordPress for bespoke development

It’s easy to make a great blog with WordPress, but how can the platform be used to make a competitive, professional website?

by John Hughes 12 Mar 2014

A new site for Royal Fireworks Press

Royal Fireworks Press is an long-established publisher of books for gifted children over the pond in the USA. We built a site for them way back in the day, which by now was starting to look really long-in-the-tooth. So it’s time for a revamp!

by Gemma Cowton 19 Jan 2012

New Barry Crux & Co site launched

Chartered Surveyors Barry Crux & Co have a long-established reputation as one of the top independent commercial property agents in the North of England. Their website was in need of an overhaul, and we were very glad to be commissioned to give it a makeover and improve their online property catalogue. We think the design is one of our best so far.

by Richard Lane 9 Jun 2011