WordPress Maintenance

Here’s why you should consider WordPress maintenance plans when it comes to your website

Why bother with wordpress maintenance?

We rely on technology in our everyday life, so most people would be surprised to know how fragile the internet really is. There are numerous moving parts to WordPress alone, I’m talking about updating plugins, keeping wordpress up to date, maintaining security, redirects, cta’s, contact forms, backups, etc. stuff thats important month to month, but often isn’t done, or done without planning or backups.

Every developer knows how important it is to keep WordPress updated and backed up, and offer it as a package, but nobody buys it!

We’ve carefully thought about why, and here’s what we found

customers get overwhelmed

most people have no idea what the difference between wordpress core and plugins are, or what an SSL even is, so when a developer gives them a long list of technical things they don’t know what to make of it, and if they were on Wix or Squarespace, they didn’t have to do it before, so it sounds like a terrible deal.

wix or squarespace does it all for you

wix and squarespace can be a great option for your hobby, you’re not interested in SEO or keeping up with competition, and you like to do it yourself. But if you’re working in a competitive industry, it’s necessary to stay up to date with cutting edge technologies, and a slow unoptimized website is not acceptable.

people will pay to fix it when there’s a problem

honestly it’s often less expensive to fix the entire website if there’s a problem, than pay for maintenance for years on end, so most people just roll the dice and just pay to get it fixed when or if there is a problem. Only you can estimate the worth of a lost lead in this situation, is your website mission-critical to your business? What is a sale from your website worth? Are you trying to maintain a reputation of reliability?

We decided to do it for free

smart agencies will just add a few hours of maintenance and monthly backups as a bonus to any SEO or ongoing service, like uploading new portfolio images, adding blog pages, or copy-writing. when we work on your site we list all your plugins, widgets, and themes and we often know ahead of time if an update will break something, or if a plugin that’s active on your site has a known vulnerability we can go in and update it, or do it while we’re already there.

It’s not worth 100’s of dollars a month, but it can’t be ignored and honestly, it’s getting easier and easier with WordPress’ automatic updates. Most sites simply aren’t updated and they will crash, send spam or popups to visitors, and become unlisted on google if no action is taken, and it just doesn’t reflect your branding.

If you really want to success in today’s growing online market, you must stay consistent with technology, that’s why we take care of everything on your WordPress website when you do any kind of ongoing project with us.

So, how does this work?

We’ll be doing all the work for you so you can stay focused on your business. We handle your domain and make sure its renewed. you will never lose content due to a crash, and your leads will stay strong and relevant. You won’t have to fish through endless spam from your contact form either. Only relevant notifications will flow from your website.

If you’re not currently using any of our services, but interested in updating your site, we encourage you to get in contact with us and we’ll help you decide the best plan of action.

When it comes to your business, we are on your team to help make sure your business excels.

Backups & 24/7 monitoring

We can help you by creating back ups of files so they don’t get lost, we can set alarms for important invoices, and provide 24/7 uptime monitoring, meaning we are always aware of the state of your website.

Never miss a lead!

We test contact forms, and all your call to action buttons regularly, and can set up some redundancies like saving the form entries to the database, so they’re still saved in case something goes wrong.

Detecting duplicate plugins and/or features. Keeping your plugin use to a minimum is super important, the less ‘moving parts’ the better, and plugins are notorious for breaking websites on a big update.

Pro

$120/hr – 1 hr per month

  • 24/7 website monitoring
  • Bi-monthly WordPress updates: core, plugins and themes.
  • Bi-monthly website backups and a backup before every update.
  • Design and development tweaks.
  • Tech support and troubleshooting.
  • Content changes: 2 jobs per month
  • WordPress hardening

Essentials

$120/hr 0.5 hr per month

  • 24/7 website monitoring
  • Bi-monthly WordPress updates: core, plugins and themes.
  • Bi-monthly website backups and a backup before every update.
  • Tech support and troubleshooting.

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