If you have a car, you are required to do maintenance such as changing your oil for every 5000 miles you clock. This isn’t just a suggestion but in fact it’s a requirement if you want your car to work flawlessly without breaking down. A website maintenance plan is also required by every business that has a website to ensure the website is working in a tip top condition.
There are people who pay thousands of dollars to build a website and when they learn that they are to continue maintenance tasks on the website which involves extra cost and time some take things onto their own hands by learning to do maintenance themselves. Well, its WordPress right? It’s easy just update in the click of a button. But that’s just not it, a click! Read below to find out more on the importance of having a WordPress Website Maintenance Plan for your WordPress website.
Security is one of the most important reasons why you should keep your WordPress website up to date. 23% of the websites around the world are using WordPress. WordPress developers constantly release updates packed with new features and functionalities once every few months and fix bugs and security issues therefore it is essential for your WordPress site to be updated periodically.
- Fresh Content
It’s essential for your website to be updated with fresh content occasionally. You will not want your visitors see the same content every time they visit your site. This will put them off and they will probably never see your site again causing a diminishing traffic. Updating your site with new content is also loved by search engines. Writing high quality articles or news in your blog, adding new pages or new products and services to your site will increase your SEO ranking in Google, Yahoo, and Bing etc.
- Updating Plugins and Themes
Apart from updating the core files of WordPress, it is also important to update the themes and plugins you use as a bug in any of these can affect your website as a whole which includes speed, performance and security.
- Backup of Website Files and Database
Imagine you spent so much to build a website and it goes blank or crashes out of a sudden and you don’t even have a backup. With a website maintenance plan, your entire website files and databases are backed up. In case anything happens, a one click restore is just what’s needed.
- It is cheaper to have a website maintenance plan
If your site is maintained and updated regularly, there are very less chances of something major going wrong. When you don’t have a website maintenance package, it will cost you way more to fix your site if it has major issues. When you purchase maintenance plan for your website, you are entitled for a lower hourly rate.
- Maintain your brand
Your website is a reflection of brand. A website which has tons of errors, broken links, dead pages and outdated information projects a poor image to your customers and visitors.
- Moving web hosts
Let’s face it. There may come a point you may not be satisfied with the services of your current web host and you may want to switch to another host. Having to move the website without any technical knowledge can be a great pain. Under a website maintenance plan, you have got this covered too. No headaches!
Well again, you may think its WordPress and it is easy to do the updates yourself with a single click of a button but sometimes you can face unexpected and daunting issues such as plugin conflicts with your current WordPress version, theme incompatibility with certain plugins which may cause your website to break and go completely down. It’s sure to put in a frantic situation. Leave the headache to us why you focus on growing your business.
Our WordPress Support and Maintenance tasks includes:
- WordPress Core, Theme and Plugin Updates
- Security Monitoring
- Uptime Monitoring
- Inspect and fix broken or dead links
- Full Website Files and Database Backup
- Database Optimization
- Spam removal
Manage WordPress is the leading WordPress website development and maintenance company in Singapore who are specialized to deal with any website issues for a reasonable monthly maintenance cost to startups and enterprises. We focus on building long term business relationships with our clients and help them reap the benefits through their websites.
Feel free to get in touch with us or visit our website to learn more about our WordPress support and maintenance plans.