Open source websites (like WordPress) are constantly changing and evolving with new features and security improvements so it’s important to have a web maintenance plan in place to keep your website healthy. Think about it like buying a car – you don’t purchase a vehicle, drive it off the lot and then never service it again. You give it constant care, regular oil changes, tire rotations, inspections, you get my point. The same goes for your website. Updates and maintenance help keep your site secure and running smoothly.
WordPress releases an update roughly every two months to fix bugs and help with the security of your site. These updates also provide features and functionality that can improve the overall design and performance of your site.
So what should a web maintenance package include?
- Core, theme and plugin updates
- Off-site back ups
- Testing your site with any new versions of browsers
- Removal of unused plugins
- Checking and fixing broken links
- Removing spam
- Scanning for malware
- Regular database maintenance
A website is really never complete. Fresh content ensures your audience will stay engaged, a maintenance plan will ensure they have a good user experience. Website maintenance is an important part of your online budgeting, so make sure you know how your site is being managed. For a free review of your current site, contact us.