Website maintenance blog

2020 Year In Review

2020 website management ‘Year in Review’

Aside from all of the uncertainty and change brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been an eventful year for Watchful in terms of new features and improvements in the platform. This was especially true for some of Watchful’s core features such as updates, backups and reports. But we …

Web Developer Relax

6 tips to help web developers relax during the holidays

If you work at a digital agency or build websites for a living, you may feel like it’s difficult for web developers to relax during the holidays. At Watchful, we believe that maintaining a health work-life balance is more important than constantly working. That’s why we’re scheduling some downtime over the …

Managed Wordpress Hosting

How to build your own managed WordPress hosting for $2 per month

Managed website services have exploded across the hosting industry in the last decade. And while they are clearly suitable for many sites, managed WordPress hosting has a number of potential drawbacks that agencies should carefully consider. If managed WordPress hosting is not a good fit for you, or simply outside …

Are new admin accounts a sign of website intrusion

Are new admin accounts a sign of website intrusion?

Web and digital agencies are always on the lookout for any sign of website intrusion. That’s why we built the Early Warning Audit. The audit monitors sensitive items on your site up to 8 times each day and notifies you when unexpected changes occur. Today we add admin user monitoring …

Report Emails

Upgraded website report builder includes personalized email to clients

Many digital agencies use scheduled reporting to keep their clients informed of website maintenance and other activities and metrics. We’ve been steadily improving the website report builder here at Watchful to make them more informative, flexile, and useful. Today we add another great feature to our website report builder: customized …

top Joomla extensions

The top Joomla extensions used by web developers in 2020

Here at Watchful, we help Joomla users manage tens of thousands of Joomla sites. This gives us a lot of insight into the world of Joomla extensions and provides a unique view of Joomla trends. Each autumn we analyze data across the entire Watchful platform to look for trends and …

Elegant Marketplace

Premium updates available for all Elegant Marketplace plugins

The official WordPress plugin repository is the first place folks visit when looking for free plugins. In contrast, a number of premium plugin marketplaces exist such as Elegant Marketplace. Elegant Marketplace offers plugins, themes and layouts. And if you are using Watchful to manage your WordPress websites, you can now …