But just like the saying with great power comes great responsibility, that’s also the case with WordPress!
WordPress, like other Web platforms, require a certain level of maintenance service from time to time.
You can handle this on your own or you can turn to someone with experience to handle all the maintenance tasks associated with having a WordPress website.
Don’t take this lightly. A WordPress site that isn’t kept-up properly can cause a lot of trouble down the road for you.
Why do WordPress websites need to be maintained?
WordPress is a piece of software that is comprised of a chunk of core files that all work together to create the WordPress experience.
But as you can imagine, WordPress is constantly being developed.
New features get added, bugs get fixed, performance improvements get added, security issues get addressed, and so on.
And each time a new version of the WordPress software is released, websites running the WordPress software should update to that new version.
In doing so, they receive new features, security updates, bug fixes, and more. All things that make using the WordPress platform enjoyable and successful.
If the files are not kept up-to-date and the website and database aren’t maintained, that’s when problems can arise.
What happens if I don’t Maintain my WordPress Website?
You could leave it alone for months and unless you needed to update or add new content, very little upkeep was required.
Sadly, that isn’t the case with WordPress.
Due to its power, complexity, and popularity, WordPress requires a certain amount of maintenance to ensure its security and proper functioning.
If your WP site isn’t regularly maintained, it’s at risk for a number of issues including:
Increased Security Risk
WordPress has a large community of programmers, including independent theme and plugin developers.
These independent developers create themes and plugins that are then offered to WordPress users like you and me.
Whenever there is a change to the core WordPress software, these independent programmers are responsible for ensuring the code behind their themes and plugins is kept up-to-date with the latest WordPress release.
By doing this, they ensure that their code continues to work with new releases of WordPress.
Code that is not kept up-do-date can lead to data breaches including a complete loss of the website and all its data.
Decreased Website Functionality
WordPress is constantly being improved upon, offering us easier, better ways to use the software, providing us and our site visitors a better web browsing experience.
Unbeknownst to many, WordPress relies on a lot of third-party software to enable a lot of the functionality that we rely on to run our WordPress website.
These things can include third-party code libraries that enhance how our website behaves, e-Commerce and payment processing merchants, plugins, and a lot more.
When we don’t maintain our WP sites properly, we open the door to a lot of problems including breaking the link between these services and our site.
If not monitored, this can damage our site and hurt consumer trust.
Reduction in Website Speed and Performance
As times goes on, it’s common that a website begins to accumulate more stuff.
These can be things like plugins, images, code-snippets, post-revisions, and lots more.
All of this stuff can take a toll on the performance of your website, i.e: how fast or slow it takes to load.
Google pays attention to this and so do your users! A slow loading website causes greater bounce-rates and lowers search engine rankings.
WordPress runs on a database and that database holds all of this information.
However, rarely if ever do website owners consider this or do the necessary work to purge the database of old, useless data.
Part of maintaining your WordPress website includes paying attention to website bloat and clearing it away, ensuring your website is fast, lightweight, and ultra-performant.
This goes a long way in pleasing website visitors and giving your website a ranking boost.
What does WordPress Website Maintenance service include?
Our standard WordPress website maintenance service includes:
- Secure Website Backups
- Regular updates to the WordPress core, theme files, and plugins
- 24/7 email support
- 50% off Web Developer services
- Performance Upgrades
- Security Enhancements
- Web and SEO consultation
When you work with us, you get access to our professional WordPress developers as well as our SEO specialists. We can assist you in making smart choices for your website and execute those changes on your site for a great rate.
We always like to understand our clients, their business goals, both now and in the future.
This is because we want to get to the root of your problem and to help you to solve it!
Depending on your needs and goals, we’re also able to offer:
WordPress SEO Campaigns
Need help getting the word out about your products and services? Not sure how to get started?
Let us assist you to put together an SEO plan to help you rank and drive relevant visitors to your site.
We can also assist with paid campaigns (Pay-per-click) if you want short-term results.
Content Creation Services
A big part of being found online (SEO) is the words you use on your site.
These words are literally the key to being indexed in Google for the right keywords.
But there are proven ways that enhance your content and optimize it to rank better in Google.
We can help you to create optimized, keyword-targeted content for use on your site that’s designed to capitalize on these important elements.
Professional Web Development
Can you imagine having your own personal Web Developer on hand to make those important changes to your site?
A professional coder who understands your goals and your website and knows how to write code that maximizes reach and performance?
Well, you don’t have to imagine.
When you work with us, you have access to high-quality Web professionals who write code to the highest standard.
Best of all, we offer a reduced rate (50% off) to Maintenance Service clients.
WordPress Website Maintenance Packages
We offer regular, flexible, and affordable WordPress Website Maintenance Packages to take the worry out of maintaining and developing your WordPress website.
These packages are flexible and can be adapted to your needs as the change.
WordPress Maintenance Packages start at $25/mo and include:
- Monthly website check-ups including install updates and fixing security issues
- Performing weekly backups of the entire WordPress website so, in case disaster strikes, we can restore your website to what it was before
- Two hours a year of development time to fix any issues with your site or to make any fun site changes
Contact us if you want to get started WordPress Website Maintenance!
Why Choose Us?
Because you have a business to run and more important things to do than worry about whether your website is safe and protected.
You also get the confidence in knowing that you have professional developers and SEOs on your side, ready to jump in and make the changes needed to keep your business and website running smoothly.
We are fast, responsive, and never cut corners, ensuring the work we do holds up to modern Web standards and accessibility rules.