WordPress Minimal Maintenance

The Fundamentals of WordPress Maintenance

Your WordPress website needs ongoing maintenance to perform its best. And while it’s not difficult to perform basic maintenance, many business owners are busy and find it difficult to update their sites themselves.

Does this look familiar?

Don’t let your website go unattended.

Maintenance Item 1:
Update Plugins and Themes

Plugins and Themes need to be updated regularly to increase security, fix bugs and potentially add new features.

Leaving an outdated plugin or theme on your site increases your risk of getting hacked and makes your site more likely to malfunction.

How I Help With Updates
I’ll update your site weekly or more frequently if I learn about plugin, theme or WordPress Core vulnerabilities that require immediate updating.

Maintenance Item 2:
Implement Automated Backups

Should anything go wrong on your site – from malware, a broken plugin or user error – a recent backup will be your saving grace.

With backups on hand, you’ll be able to quickly restore your site to working order, and troubleshoot what caused the problem.

How I Help With Backups
I’ll automatically back up your site daily* to secure remote storage. We’ll determine the appropriate number of backups to keep at a given time, but 30 are typical.

*If you don’t update your site often, we may decide to backup weekly or twice monthly.

Restoration Help
In the event that we need to restore a backup, I’ll offer 30 minutes of restoration help at no charge. Any time beyond 30 minutes will be billed at my current hourly rate.

More Maintenance Goodies

Uptime Monitoring

If your site goes down for any reason, we’ll be the first to know with automated uptime monitoring.

Performance Monitoring

We’ll keep an eye on your site’s load time to make sure there are no unexpected changes.

How much does this cost?

$240 billed yearly (just $20 per month)

A la Cart Options

These options are included in our Hosting Packages, but you may add any of them to a Maintenance Package if you’re not using our Hosting.

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Remove Unused CSS – $10 p/month

We deploy a bit of code magic to automatically remove any unused CSS code from your site. This results in reduced page weight and a faster website for you and your visitors.

Ready to get started? Have a question?
Click the button to send me an email. I’ll get back to you asap.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just do updates and backups myself?
Absolutely. This is about convenience and peace of mind, not technical expertise or difficulty.

Will you review my website after updates for problems?
At only $20 per month, I can’t take the time to review your site for problems after an update. If you discover an issue with your site, I offer 30 minutes of free restoration work and charge hourly beyond that.

This sounds like a great idea, how do I get started?
Send me an email, and I’ll send over an invoice. Let’s get you up-to-date and backed-up.

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