Why is WordPress Maintenance & Support Important?
Keeping your website safe and secure with regularly updated content, improves performance, speed and search engine rankings.
With over ten years of experience in managing WordPress websites, I have plenty of experience in WordPress maintenance, security and performance. With me looking after your website you can assure it’s in safe hands and have more time to run your business.
By keeping WordPress, themes and plugins up-to-date and by implementing a few extra security measures, I can help reduce the risk of your website being compromised.
Outdated or unsupported plugins can play a big part in hindering your website’s performance, which could affect your search engine optimisation rankings.
Signing up for the WordPress maintenance service, means the chances of your website being down or needing major repairs are greatly reduced. Plus you get 1 hour of free content changes or updates, to your WordPress website every month, saving £20 on the hourly rate.
WordPress Maintenance Benefits
WordPress websites need to be updated and monitored regularly, to keep them secure and performing well.
Website Security & Protection
While no website is 100% secure, setting up security procedures on your WordPress website can help prevent potential hacks and website infections. I will regularly scan and monitor your website, taking necessary measures and precautions in protecting your website from harmful attacks.
However, If your website is compromised while you’re on the maintenance plan – I’ll take care of cleaning the website and getting everything up and running again.
WordPress uses a database to function. Themes, plugins, comments and posts, all use the database. Over time, the tables in the database get cluttered and create junk which occupies memory and causes performance issues. It requires frequent optimisation and cleanup to keep it working smoothly.
WordPress, Theme & Plugin Updates
WordPress, the themes and plugins, all get updated regularly. It’s therefore important that the latest versions get updated onto your website too. Doing this will help protect your website against security, technical bugs and performance issues. I will regularly update these onto your website, and also perform checks to make sure that your website hasn’t been negatively affected by the updates.
I will make sure your website is backed up on a weekly basis, and whenever content updates have been made. This will ensure that your online investment is preserved and can be restored if something goes wrong.
As part of the WordPress maintenance plan, I am including 1 hour a month for any website updates, my normal hourly rate for website updates in £20 per hour.
What About Website Hosting?
My WordPress maintenance service takes care of WordPress and Divi but not website hosting. I believe it’s important for clients to be responsible for their website hosting and domain. This will ensure that you will continue to have full access and total control of your website. However, hosting is important for the safety and security of your WordPress website. Therefore I can provide a list of reputable hosting companies, that provide 24/7 support and the latest server technology, that will help protect your website.
WordPress Maintenance Plan
WordPress Maintenance PricesWhat is included - at a glance
- Website Security & Protection
- WordPress, Theme & Plugin Updates
- Weekly Backups
- Uptime Monitoring
- Database Optimisation
- Content Updates (1hr pm)
* Prices are based on per website. Advanced WordPress websites with eCommerce or membership functionality start from £40 per month.
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A Full List of What’s Included
Monitor & Protection
- Uptime Monitoring
- Website Protection
- Hackers & Spam Denied
- Weekly Scanning
Updates & Optimisation
- Weekly WP Updates
- Weekly Theme Updates
- Weekly Plugin Updates
- Weekly Optimisation
Backup & Restore
- Weekly Website Backups
- Cloud Storage
- Detailed reports on what’s been done to keep your website updated and secure.
- Google Analytics report of page views, website traffic and more.
* Please note: The 1 hour per month of content updates, troubleshooting and repair cannot be rolled-over. – Normal hourly rate is £20.
WordPress Maintenance FAQ’s
Here are some of our most frequently answered web maintenance questions and answers.
Is there a cancellation policy?
No, you will not be on a contract this means you are in full control of your subscription, and you can cancel at any time.
What if an update breaks my site?
I will roll-back the website to the previous version before the update, and I will do my best to resolve the problem. However, depending on the issue, we may need assistance from your hosting provider. Also, I recommend only installing plugins that are from the WordPress Plugin repository or trusted third-parties. This reduces conflicts and other issues. If the website breaks due to a plugin from a rogue source, and it takes some time to fix, additional charges may occur.
Can you fix my WordPress Website, If it’s already broken?
Most probably yes, I will take a look and see what’s wrong and do my best to give you an approximate estimate as to what needs to be done, and how long it will take to fix it.
Will the WordPress maintenance service, include minor updates to content and images?
Yes, up to 1 hour, anything over that I charge my hourly rate of £20, but will always let you know if additional costs are involved.
Will you migrate my website if I need it moved?
Yes, this will be free on the maintenance plan, or if not I can do this at a small charge.
What if my WordPress website hasn’t been updated in months?
I will log into your website and see what state the website is in. I will look out for potential problems and conflicts and estimate how much work is involved in getting the website performing well again. I will then let you know how much work is involved and the cost before I sign you up for a maintenance plan.
Can you guarantee my WordPress website will not be hacked or get a virus
No, nobody would be able to guarantee that, but with the protection I provide, your website will be in good hands. If your WordPress website was compromised while you’re on the plan – I’ll take care of cleaning it up. Depending on the issue, we may need assistance from your hosting provider.
Is the WordPress maintenance service only for WordPress websites?
Yes, my website maintenance expertise, mainly lies with WordPress websites.