Premium

  • BACKUPS
  • Nightly Backups
  • MAINTENANCE & SECURITY
  • Weekly checks, updates to WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes
  • Site Health Monitoring
  • Security Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Broken Link Monitoring
  • SUPPORT
  • Up to 5 hours a month for bug fixes, content updates or client training*
  • Direct communication with your hosting company and domain registrar
  • 24 hour response time
  • User management
  • REPORTING
  • Weekly Google Analytics report
  • BONUS
  • Priority scheduling for all out-of-scope bug fixes or maintenance requests at 20% off current hourly rate
  • Preferred pricing for exclusive bookings and larger projects

Essential

  • BACKUPS
  • Weekly Backups
  • MAINTENANCE & SECURITY
  • Bi-weekly checks, updates to WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes
  • Site Health Monitoring
  • SUPPORT
  • Up to 2 hours a month for bug fixes, content updates or client training*
  • Consult with you on communication with your hosting company and domain registrar
  • 48 hour response time
  • REPORTING
  • Monthly Google Analytics report
  • BONUS
  • Best available scheduling for all out-of-scope bug fixes or maintenance requests at 10% off current hourly rate

Basic

  • BACKUPS
  • Monthly Backups
  • MAINTENANCE & SECURITY
  • Monthly checks, updates to WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes
  • SUPPORT
  • Up to 1/2 an hour a month for bug fixes*
  • BONUS
  • Next spot scheduling for all out-of-scope bug fixes or maintenance requests at current hourly rate.

*Unused hours do not rollover.

Lack of regular maintenance will cause your website to be prone to errors and security breaches (Please read more below). Fixes for these problems can take multiple hours and without a plan, will be charged out at the current hourly rate.

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Why You Should Maintain Your WordPress Website

Software Updates

WordPress releases an update an average of every 2 months – typically to fix bugs and a variety of security issues. Updates also add new features and functionality that can improve the overall design and performance of your site. The main components that need to be updated regularly are the WordPress core, themes, plugins, and other software that powers your site so that everything continues to run smoothly.

Plugin Management

Plugins are independent pieces of software designed by various developers outside of WordPress. When WordPress releases updates to it’s core software, it’s the developer’s responsibility to keep their plugins up-to-date. This is why before even choosing to install a plugin, I research the plugin, read reviews and check the last updates performed. Once installed, it’s important to continue updating the plugin as developer’s make updates for compatibility with WordPress.

Software Conflicts

Although it is possible to perform the updates yourself, doing it properly is quite time consuming and risky. It’s important to have updates performed regularly by a professional developer (like me) who knows what they’re doing and can monitor and tackle any issues that may arise from the update. Software updates usually go smoothly, but occasionally they conflict with each other and can trigger malfunctions that can cause a poor experience for your visitors, or worse yet bring your site down entirely. (ahhh!)

Security Issues

Another reason why it’s important to have a someone like me perform consistent WordPress maintenance is to prevent possible security breaches. When updates are installed, there are changes to your files making your site vulnerable to hacker attacks. Any CMS (Content Management System) based website is vulnerable to hacker attacks. Keeping your WordPress website core, plugins and themes up-to-date will prevent your website from being vulnerable to malware infections and outside attacks.