Website Maintenance

Avoid data/content loss and unnecessary restoration-related costs by subscribing to an Annual Website Maintenance Subscription Plan.​

Each WordPress site is a target, not because WordPress isn’t secure, but because it is so prevalent. WordPress has a share of more than 35% of the internet, which means there are huge payoffs for hackers who can figure out how to break in. Hackers don’t care how much traffic your site gets – they just want to use your site to send out spam or other nefarious things for a few days until you beef up your security, and then they move on.

Any time someone finds a security vulnerability in WordPress, the WordPress team releases an update to fix the vulnerability. The same goes for plugins and themes. On top of that, any time a security vulnerability is fixed, information about the problem becomes publicly available. That means that hackers know how to get into old versions of WordPress. So it is extremely important to keep your site updated to avoid getting hacked!

WordPress publishes new core releases as they become available; every few months or so, and sometimes smaller updates as often as weekly. In addition to the WordPress core, plugins (the bells and whistles that make your site so awesome) may also require updates on a regular basis. If the core and plugins become outdated, your site can lose functionality and become vulnerable to a plethora security threats that can lead to your database and files being erased, AND infect your visitors with malware.

Updates can also provide new features! Sometimes the features will be pretty exciting, sometimes you will hardly notice, but it’s always good to have access to all of the latest stuff.

website security, web site maintenance, website redesign

The problem with a “if it ain’t broke…” mentality: You can’t keep running an old version of your site forever. Someday you’re going to (hopefully) want to update the look with a new theme, some bells and whistles, along with fresh content, and that will require your WordPress installation to be current. When updates are maintained, the less likely your web site will run in to problems, like crashing when updating from an antiquated version to the current one.

We’ve encountered this many times. When we’re hired to make changes to an existing site, it’s sometimes so outdated, we can’t perform the updates needed and we have to start over with a new site, and import their old content. For a small site, this might not be a big deal, but for complex sites, it can get very expensive.

  • Keeping your WordPress core and plugins updated is certainly a task you can do yourself, but before each major update, be sure to do a full backup of your website just in case something goes wrong. 

Annual Support and Maintenance Subscriptions offer reduced-rate digital design and support on a pre-paid basis.

An Annual Maintenance Subscription is strongly recommended for anyone with a WordPress website, as there are numerous and very frequently issued core & plugin updates that must be performed in order to maintain the integrity, functionality and security of your website. We also have plans that can include website content updates, graphic design (flyers, presentations, banners, etc.), e-mail marketing, marketing campaign setup management and more - in addition to your WordPress core & plugin maintenance.

Not keeping your WordPress website updated can cause irreversible problems. For a quote on vital maintenance and the content updates you’ll need to keep your web site up-to-date as your business changes and grows, contact us:

NOTE: Annual Maintenance Subscription Plans cannot be used for logo design, initial website design. Unused hours do not “roll over” upon annual expiration.