Why do websites need maintenance?
WordPress is a software, and like most software applications, it is constantly improving and releasing updates. Your website also uses a template, and there are plugins that do various jobs to make sure your website is secure, runs quickly, and does the job it needs to do.
Your website is like a car: if you don’t rotate the tires and get the oil changed, the car won’t reach its optimal performance. It might have bad gas mileage or stall out at an intersection. Just like you depend on your car, you depend on your website to work when people are looking at it
In addition, hackers utilize old templates, outdated plugins, and old WordPress core versions to gain access to your website.
What is your time worth?
Yes, you can do back-ups and update the plugins yourself. But what if something goes wrong? Will you know what to do? I have a methodology with backups and restores that will ensure your website does not go down during an update. In addition, I will report my updates per your plan. If you forget to do these updates, your website might not be updatable. Then you will have to restore your website since your last back-up. If you haven’t backed up in a while, you might lose your latest website changes/blog posts and other updates. Do you want to spend time redoing things you have already done? With your car, you have a sticker to remind you when it is due for maintenance. Will you remember to do your maintenance on your website?
If you forget to do these updates, your website might not be updatable. Then, you will have to restore your website since your last back-up. If you haven’t backed up in a while, you might lose your latest website changes/blog posts and other updates. Do you want to spend time redoing things you have already done? With your car, you have a sticker to remind you when it is due for maintenance. Will you remember to do your maintenance on your website?
Not only are the required maintenance tasks completed on schedule with a maintenance plan, I use your support time to enter content or make small improvements. So, no need to stress…
Can you image trying to drive your car while the tires are being changed? Impossible! The advantage of having a WordPress professional performing maintenance is that they can do website checks in a testing/staging environment, which most WordPress users do not use. Having a staging area means that the maintenance is performed offline and does not affect your live website. After the checks are completed, the changes are pushed to be “live.” Many of the necessary tools to make sure your website is healthy can slow down your website while they are being run. You do not want the performance of your website to suffer while your clients are accessing it. This might create a bad customer experience.
Maintenance Plan Options
These WordPress maintenance plans are available to anyone with a WordPress website when your website is hosted by a reputable hosting company such as Siteground, WP Engine, Hostgator or GoDaddy to name a few. Your WordPress sites may be hosted on SiteGround (my preferred hosting company) or with other providers. You are never locked into a contract and can cancel your maintenance plan at any time.
|Add Content & Service Plan||Lite*||Standard*||Premium*|
|Price Per Month||$42||$79||$225|
|Hours included per year||6||12||24|
|WordPress Core Updates||When needed||When needed||When needed|
|Plugin Updates||When needed||When needed||When needed|
|Theme Updates||When needed||When needed||When needed|
|Speed Optimization||Every other Month||Monthly||As often as necessary|
|Website Back-Ups at Off-Site Storage||Every other Month||Monthly||As often as necessary|
|Analytic Report||10 blog posts suggestions||20 blog post suggestions||50 blog post suggestions.|
|Cost for additional hours Included for Updates/Changes |
($100 Per Hour Value)
|1 hour every other month||1 hour a month||2 hours a month|
|Price of Additional Hours||$79||$67||$60|