Just like a car, your shiny new WordPress website needs periodic maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Core WordPress and plug-in updates become available from time to time and need to be deployed. Sometimes these can cause a glitch that needs attention. There are bad people out there who would love to hack into your site and cause trouble for you, so you need regular back-ups and good site security. You may want to add blog posts, or add that honor or award to your About Page.
We can handle all of that for you. Listed below you will find all the services included in our maintenance packages.
The WordPress Maintenance Plan Details
WordPress Hosting (Newton and Da Vinci plans). Included with this is a one time transfer of your site to the servers we use. Hosting is not included with the Einstein plan.
Weekly Back-ups (all plans) of your entire site are stored in our host servers, and a back up copy is kept in an external file so if anything goes wrong, boom, you’ve got a full back-up to restore your site. These files can also be used to move your site if you decide you don’t want to use our services any longer.
Core and Plugin Updates (all plans) WordPress is a living breathing content management system. It is continually improved by its developers, and those improvements are released in the form of updates. In order to be sure your site is functioning optimally, you need to keep up with these updates. In addition, the plugins used by your site are also updated by developers to improve functionality and to keep up with WordPress updates so they work together properly. That’s another round of updates. If you have one of our maintenance plans, you won’t need to worry about this.
Security Monitoring (all plans) Your site will be monitored to find vulnerabilities and shore them up so you don’t have issues with hackers and their ilk.
Broken Link Checks (all plans) Sometimes you link out to a resource you don’t control, and the owner removes the webpage. This means users hit a dead end when they click that link. Google doesn’t appreciate those dead ends very much, so we find them and let you know about them.
Broke Link Repair (Newton and Da Vinci plans) If we find broken links, we will repair up to five instances each month. If we find more, we can use a few of your 30 minutes of small tasks to get to the rest.
30 minutes of small tasks (Newton and Da Vinci plans) each month you can ask us to complete up to 30 minutes of small jobs on your website – for example, we can make edits to a page, add a new image, add a Twitter feed, etc. You can have us do one 30 minute task, or have us complete several shorter tasks all at once each month. These minutes expire on the last business day of the month and must be used at one time. If you need more time, check out our hourly bundles below.
Blog posting (Da Vinci plan) we will post up to three of your blog posts each month. This is ideal for every other week bloggers. We don’t just cut and paste your document, we:
- format the content;
- select, optimize, and place an image in the blog post;
- Set up on-page Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for each blog post;
- Set up autoposting of your blog posts to the social media outlets of your choice;
- AND Proofread your blog posts – it’s always great to have another set of eyes to make sure you used the correct spelling of their. Or there. Or they’re.
Are you ready to get started on your WordPress Maintenance Plan? Let’s go!
Need more? Grab an Hourly Bundle
We also offer hourly bundles at a discount from our hourly rate. You can use these hours to tweak your site – editing your website, adding pages, adding and setting up plugins for features like galleries or webforms. If your site needs it, this is the way to get those taks done.