Your WordPress website is not set it and forget it. It is a collection of software from different vendors that all work well together. It accompanies your entire website. Sometimes updating one piece of software can break your website. Trust me, it happens.
Opting out of updating your software allows it to be hacked and infected with malware easier than normal. These things can shut your website down and has to be painstakingly cleaned of up before it can be brought back online. It can also, possibly, get you blacklisted from Google or redirect users to other, inappropriate websites.
Maintaining websites is a tedious and very technical task. I want to help!
Software Updates & Compatibility Support
Every week I check to see if WordPress core, themes, frameworks, and/or plugins need to be updated. In order to properly update this code, your site is cloned to a staging environment to run the updates to make sure everything is compliant. This ensures that there is no downtime. If any issues were to arise, they would be fixed promptly. I ensure that nothing has been corrupted or made non-operational.
Software License Management
I would acquire and manage software licenses for premium plugins, fonts, cloud apps, etc. Right now, most of the sites I custom build require the functionality of one or two premium third party plugins. Each of those are $100 per year to keep updated. The plugin will work if it’s not repurchased, but there is no telling for how long it will be compatible with other software. The renewal price for these will be included in WordPress Care Plans. I take care of this for you.
If you need images changed here and there, I can take care of it. I’ll also help put content you have written into a blog post or page, format it, and published or schedule it; making sure it’s SEO friendly.
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization isn’t rocket science. It’s about writing good, unique, consistent content. It is, however, time consuming and something that needs to be monitored. I will help build keyword lists for your website, implement those keywords, and continuously monitor the results for better search engine listing performance.
Site Backups and Restorations
Your website will be backed up monthly or weekly including all files and database. Your database is what stores all of the content and website settings. If something was to go horribly wrong or you want to move your hosting to another company, we’ll have the backups.
24/7 Uptime Monitoring
Whether it is a website problem or a server problem, websites go down every once in a while. If there’s a problem, I’ll be able to address it. If there aren’t any problems, then I can proclaim the rock-solid status of the website to you.
Site Security and Malware Monitoring/Clean Up
WordPress is the most powerful, most popular platform to build a website with. This makes it a huge target for spammers and hackers. Monitoring security and ensuring full recovery is a big task. I am proactive at keeping your site safe. If anything happens, I step in and provide the fixes necessary. One of the most popular things hackers like to do is redirect your site on mobile devices to a porn site…. Not cool.
Speed Performance Implementation and Monitoring
Over time, I’ll provide different speed optimization techniques as well as other performance enhancing tricks that will not only help your visitors’ ability to get information faster but will help you rank higher in search engines. This will be something I test weekly. If something slows down, I’ll know right away and fix it. The slower your website is, the more visitors you lose.
Database Cleaning and Optimization
Over time, your database stores unnecessary junk. Just like a computer, it needs to be cleaned for optimum performance.
Care Plan Reporting
If you want to opt-in, you can have detailed reports outlining how things are going, what has been done, and more sent to you on a monthly basis.
Stellar Priority Support
You’ll get faster response times. I’m already quick to respond to clients, but you’ll get priority support.