We became the managers of their Domain Name through our reseller account changing their NS records as well as creating an account for their domain on our hosting platform, which is also used for their email via M365, editing their MX, SPF and DMARC records accordingly.
We installed WordPress, and using the a variety of Gutenberg Editor Blocks, as well as implementing a child theme based on the Popularis theme, we recreated the website from scratch using the Internet Archive snapshots as a guide along with the information in the files from AWS.
We also put in our preferred secure lock down plugins such as
- WordFence Security to provide a firewall and brute force protection
- WPvivid Backup to provide once source of backups
- Limit Login Attempts Reloaded
- Mainwp Child plugin to allow automation of updates to WordPress Core, plugins and theme
As the Client has the Business Internet Presence plan, we also ensured Google Search Console and Google Analytics were set up as well as adding in Yoast, for on page Search Engine Optimisation.