WordPress Maintenance

Updates
Protection
Reporting
Our site maintenance service removes the burden of keeping your site updated, freeing up your time so you can focus on working with your clients and making them your priority.

Why do I need to maintain WordPress?

There is a common misconception among website owners that once your website is built, you can set it and forget it. You can just let it sit and linger forever without having to touch it. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Much like a car, you need to regularly have it serviced to ensure that is operating efficiently and fix any issues before they become critical problems.

A Quick Primer on WordPress Core, Themes, and Plugins

The WordPress Core provides the basic functionality of your website. Simply put, it is just a text and image management tool containing elements for adding, storing and displaying content and images. While it has numerous other features, you can think of it as just a giant filing cabinet you can fill with your posts and pages.

Displaying the content of your site requires the use of a Theme, while there is a basic theme included in WordPress by default, most people like to customize their site to suit their style. Every WordPress Theme is a collection of files that determine the look and feel of your website. It essentially what controls how your website looks.

After you've got your site looking the way you want it, you may need additional functionality. WordPress can only do so much out of the box, and not everyone needs everything. To cater for this, the WordPress development team designed the software so others could easily extend its functionality with the use of Plugins. That's why there are thousands of WordPress plugins that allow you to do everything from add blinking banners, through to integrating with banks, social networks and e-commerce platforms.

Core, Themes and Plugin Updates

Multiple teams of developers undertake the development of the WordPress Core, and the different Themes and Plugins making for a never-ending stream of releases of new updates.

Whenever there is an update available for core, theme, or plugin installed on your site, you should (in most cases) apply that update. However, there are some instances where using an update can break other parts of your site. Understanding which update, why and when to apply an update requires you to understand the changes there were made by the development team, and how it will impact other parts of your site.

In general, most updates adding new features, speed improvements or minor bug fixes. Applying these can usually be done without issues. In some cases, developers release updates fixing security flaws. You should install security patches sooner, rather than later. Security updates correct problems that make your site vulnerable to outside malicious actors who can use them to take over your website. Hackers can then do anything from serving ads to your site visitors, ransoming your site back to you by encrypting all the data or attacking other websites around the globe.

Where we come in...

The task of ensuring that your website is operating at its peak efficiency and secure can be time-consuming. You need to understand what the updates are for and how the changes will impact your site, taking up your valuable time which could spend working with your clients and running your business.

Our site maintenance services remove that burden, freeing up your that time so you can spend it making your clients your priority.

Basic Site Maintenance

Our Basic site maintenance package keeps your WordPress install ticking along with the latest updates and security fixes for WordPress Core, installed themes and plugins.

Basic Maintenance

(Get two months free with yearly subscriptions)
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Basic Package Features

Subscribing to our monthly Basic Site Maintenance package will ensure your site is up to date and secure.

WordPress Core

WordPress is under constant development with new features, performance enhancements, and patches added regularly. Ensuring your site is up to date with the latest version reducing the risk of others compromising your website.

Themes and Plugins

Most site owners enhance their WordPress install with the addition of additional themes and plugins. It is essential that along with updates to WordPress, you also maintain these enhancements to keep up with improvements provided by the developer.

Reporting

Every month we provide you with a list of all changes made and notes on anything we think will have an impact on your site.

Basic Site Maintenance

(Get two months free with yearly subscriptions)
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Complete Site Maintenance

In addition to the basic maintenance features above for updating WordPress core & other installed plugins & themes, the Complete package provides in-depth scans and analysis of your site. These show you how your site is performing for your visitors and how search engines see it. This information allows you to optimize your content to ensure the best result for your site visitors and search engine rankings.

Complete Maintenance

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Complete Package Features

Subscribe to our Complete Maintenance package to receive everything from a Basic Maintenance plan as well as these additional reports and scans.

Database Optimization

Or in English - keeping your WordPress database clean of extra junk.

Every draft/edit/comment on your site creates additional data in the database. Our optimization service cleans out the old unnecessary information, so your site runs smoothly.

Safe Browsing Reports

Ensure search engines haven't flagged your site for serving malicious content. With the information provided by the Safe Browsing scan, you can see if your site has correct problems quickly.

Google Analytics

We can tap into your sites Google Analytics data and provide regular reports on your sites audience, acquisition, behaviour and conversion.

Uptime Monitoring

We check your website every five minutes to ensure that it is alive and well. We act quickly to ensure that any problem is corrected before it impacts your customers.

Broken Link Analysis

The Internet is ever-changing. Linking to external sites from a blog post or page can result in dead links if the destination changes things, or ceases to exist. These dead links can harm your search result ranking.

Our scans will detect if your site links to somewhere that no longer exists so you can perform corrective actions quickly.

Google Search Console

Using Google Webmaster, we provide regular updates on how your site is performing in the Google search rankings with data such as ranking, organic traffic, Search Engine Optimization queries and clicks.

Page Speed Results

An essential element of search ranking is knowing how well your site is behaving for your visitors. We provide regular reports on how search engines think your site is running.

Complete Site Maintenance

(Get two months free with yearly subscriptions)
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Conditions Apply

Note that if you have not updated your website recently, there may be additional fees charged before commencing the regular updating. We will discuss these fees with you before the commencement of regular updating. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.
You will also need to maintain a valid license for all premium themes and plugins installed on your site. Additionally, we may require access to the licensed account so that we can obtain the most recent versions available. If you are do not have a current license, we can provide the necessary arrangements at additional costs.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions about our WordPress Maintenance services fill out the form below and we'll give you call to help you out.

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