Why Your WordPress Website Needs a Maintenance Plan

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You’ve worked tirelessly with a design and build agency to create a beautiful WordPress website for your business and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labour: enhanced connections with your customers, increased marketing opportunities, and an uptick in sales. It all sounds great, doesn’t it? But what do you do when your plugins need to be updated, or your site experiences downtime and you’re not sure why? How will you know how well your site is actually performing unless you have analytics and monitoring in place? Do you have a plan for if the worst happens and your site is the victim of a hacking attempt? The work to keep your website performing at its best doesn’t stop on the day your launch it. In fact, it’s an ongoing thing that can very quickly eat into time that you could spend on the most important thing: running your business.

This is why setting up a plan with a professional WordPress maintenance company is a fantastic idea. Experts in the field take care of everything from security to updates, from back ups to performing monitoring, meaning you can put the focus on building your platform and connecting with your customers. Think of it like trying to run a car without regular servicing – it might keep running but it certainly won’t be performing as well as it could, not to mention the risk of a breakdown or failed part. 

Here are just a few reasons why you should look to the experts for your WordPress website maintenance:

Save Yourself Time

As a business owner your time is precious and there are hundreds of things you could be doing instead of updating your plugins, monitoring your SEO keywords, and setting up a hosting agreement. Save yourself hours every month by setting up an external maintenance plan so all of the day-to-day running of your site is taken care of.

Cut Down on Costs

At AWESEM Site Care we believe you should only pay for what you need, which is why we offer targeted boost packages on top of our Essentials plan. If marketing and SEO are your priorities, you can enjoy the benefits of enhanced SEO without having to pay for high level security that you may not need for your site.

We keep things simple: subscribe to the Essentials package that should form the basis of every WordPress website maintenance plan, then add optional extras that match your company’s specific needs. Simple and cost-effective.

Your Website’s Safety Net

It’s far too easy to click ‘Update Later’ and ignore the warning messages that pop up in your WordPress dashboard, particularly when you have one hundred and one more pressing matters to attend to. But if a vulnerability in an outdated plugin gets exploited and your website is left open to hackers, you’ll wish you’d taken the time to keep your site and plugins up to date.

We know not everybody has time to stay on top of time-consuming maintenance and security, which is why we can take care of that for you. Add in malware scanning, regular back ups, and proactive PHP updates and you’re looking at a robust security plan that will keep your site safe and secure.

Take the Stress out of Running a Website

Running a business is rewarding, exciting, and liberating. It can also be incredibly stressful! One of the easiest ways to cut down on stress is to delegate any tasks that you don’t personally have to be involved in. You wouldn’t try to design, build, and market your website on your own without expert support, and site maintenance is no different. Don’t waste hours trying to make sense of PHP compatibility checkers and plugin license management, choose a trusted site care company who can take care of maintenance for you, while ensuring you’re kept fully up to date with how your site is performing.

If you’re keen to hear more about the services we offer and how we can help you with your WordPress website maintenance, contact the team today to discuss the best package for your business.