Having a website is a lot like having a house. Updates will be needed, security added, and removal of any unwanted bugs are bound to happen. Just like you would view the maintenance of your own house, you should also be thinking about the maintenance plan for your website. Since WordPress is being continuously developed, it is essential to properly maintain your WordPress site to keep it safe and up to date.
Securing Your Site
While it’s a safe system at its core, “Set it and forget it” doesn’t apply to WordPress sites. Wordpress constantly rolls out new security updates to prevent security vulnerabilities and fix any CMS bugs. One great thing about using WordPress is that they’re constantly monitoring for possible security vulnerabilities and fixing them. These updates allow for a more secure site.
If a WordPress site is professionally updated and managed in a timely manner, it can be ensured that the site is safe.
WordPress Plugin and Theme Updates
Plugin management and updating WordPress themes are also essential within maintaining your site. WordPress’s extensive plugin management system allows for both efficiency and ease in functionality. Nowadays it’s hard to find a WordPress site that isn’t using at least a few plugins. These plugins need to be updated and monitored regularly (this works similarly to the security updates).
I’ve seen much too often that plugins are meant to work with your site but at times can break a site or cause vulnerabilities within a site if they’re not maintained.
Spammers are constantly looking for new ways to deliver spam messages. We’ve all experienced it, we try our best to get rid of it but often can’t avoid it. Mostly, every site will receive some amount of spam submissions or spam in the comments. However, with proper maintenance there are actions that can be taken to reduce the amount of spam on your site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: Under a website maintenance plan, your website is checked at regular intervals for errors. Files are kept updated under the supervision of an expert professional on the basis of server updates and maintenance plans.
Answer: The honest answer is that WP website maintenance can take anywhere from a couple of hours per month to full-time support. The most important thing is that you have appropriate systems in place and maintain your website regularly.
Let’s face it, running a business is time-consuming and can leave you with little time for website maintenance. We offer monthly WordPress maintenance plans for businesses and can take most WordPress maintenance tasks off your plate, such as core updates, plugin updates, bugfixes, theme updates, website backups, security, and uptime & health monitoring.
For any website to be smooth running, bug-free, and rank in search engine results, it needs to be properly managed and professionally maintained. Contact us today to get started on your website maintenance plan.