Your custom WordPress website is like the car you just purchased. Cars need regular maintenance in order to keep them on the road. Neglecting these tune-ups puts your car (as well as yourself) at risk. Your website is no different. It needs regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and protect it from security breaches that can cause you to lose business and money.
You might think that you or a member of your staff is qualified to handle the maintenance tasks that keep your site in top form. But unless you are a web developer, you probably don’t know what this responsibility entails.
With every new version of WordPress, features are added and/or security vulnerabilities are patched up. WordPress updates protect the platform from hackers. Did you know that most hacks are due to outdated software? Failing to update can cause you to lose data – or worse.
But updating WordPress isn’t as simple as clicking a button. You must know how to backup the website and restore it if the update fails. If your website is using any custom plugins (as ours do), updating WordPress could cause your site to malfunction. This is why updates are best handled by an experienced web development team.
Regular Maintenance Tasks
Most website administrators are capable of handling content updates, such as adding copy or changing images. But that is only a small part of what it takes to maintain your site.
Here is a list of tasks that should be performed every 3 to 6 months:
- Checking for WordPress updates
- Updating WordPress plugins
- Checking for broken links
- Backing up your WordPress themes, plugins, uploads and database
- Monitoring your security
Leave WordPress Maintenance to the Experts
Just like your car, your website is a financial investment that you must protect. Fortunately, we offer a package that takes care of your WordPress maintenance so you don’t have to worry about it. Investing in our maintenance plan saves you money and ensures that your website has the juice to take you where you want to go.