So, you’ve got your fancy new WordPress site up and running…
One of the major problems of owning a WordPress site is that it will need constant updates. Developers are constantly fixing bug/security issues and many add improvements on a regular basis. Why you ask? Did you know that over 25% of the world’s websites are now WordPress? When you have that many websites using much of the same technology, it’s a beacon for hackers to try to find a way in so they can either install malicious software OR take over your nice new website. (Trust me, you don’t want to wake up one morning and find out your charming B&B site is now promoting XXX movies.)
WordPress usually automatically updates itself but that’s not always the case – as with 2 of the most recent versions. WordPress plugins, which add functionality to your site, are also constantly being updated by their developers as well as the theme your site is using.
You can also learn to do updates yourself! It’s not difficult at all to do… the trick is setting a regular schedule so you’re updating every week or every other week. The problem with updating yourself is that if you forget, for months or longer, when you try to update that plugin from version 1.2 to version 5.5 chances are something bad is going to happen, added to that, sometimes help isn’t immediately available and your site will be down until you (or someone) figures out what went wrong!
So, you might ask yourself, is there another solution?
Well, of course there is! ME! ME! ME!
I offer a maintenance program for $30/month. Once a week I’ll log into your site and update everything that has an update available. (Sometimes there are updates that are needed ASAP and I’ll do that too.) One of the benefits is that if something goes wrong, I’m right there fixing it! I’ll also create backups of your site on a weekly basis and do backups before every update. Now, you might say that $30/month seems like a lot, but isn’t it worth it to have peace of mind knowing that I’m on the job for you and you can concentrate on making your business successful?
Oh… and did I mention I’ll also install 2 premium plugins to make your site faster? If you sign up for my maintenance program I’ll also include WP-Rocket (normally $49/year) and Imagify ($4.99/month) so your site will FLY like the wind! (or at least faster than it is now! lol)