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Navigating the Essential Benefits of WordPress Maintenance.
In the vast digital landscape, WordPress reigns supreme as a content management system, powering over 39% of websites across the internet. So, you have chosen to go for a shiny new WordPress website to power your business as well. So far so good! After a while, you get notifications about plugins needing to be updated, the WordPress version getting a major new update, something breaking on the front-end and you don’t know how to fix it…. Help!
This is where we come in with our WordPress Care Plans, providing crucial support in terms of website maintenance, security, optimization, and more.
What exactly is a WordPress Care Plan?
While setting up a website may seem straightforward initially, the backend intricacies reveal a more complex reality. A reality of numerous third-party plugins and perhaps bespoke coding because you needed some functionality that wasn’t available out of the box. A WordPress care plan, also known as a maintenance plan or support plan, is a tailored package designed explicitly for WordPress websites that takes the headache out of trying to get your head around how to update your wonderful WordPress website and keep it safe from hackers. All done for you!
In this blog post, we delve into the significance of implementing a WordPress Care Plan for your business and its pivotal role in fostering website success and long-term growth.
The Advantages of Embracing a WordPress Care Plan
- Ensuring Security and Protection
Security breaches affect 90% of WordPress-powered websites. Without proper maintenance, a WordPress website becomes susceptible to hackers, malware, and security breaches. A WordPress care plan provides regular security updates, plugin and theme monitoring, and site backups, ensuring an added layer of protection for your website and customer data.
- Regular Software Updates
WordPress frequently releases updates to enhance functionality, address vulnerabilities, and improve performance. Updating plugins, themes, and the core WordPress software can be complex, especially for customized websites. A WordPress care plan ensures regular updates, reducing compatibility issues, optimizing performance, and keeping your website competitive.
- Improved Website Performance and Speed
Website speed directly influences user experience, search engine rankings, and conversions. A WordPress care plan offers ongoing performance optimization, including database optimization, caching, image compression, and code review. These enhancements result in faster load times and an overall improved user experience.
- Website Backups and Disaster Recovery
Unexpected events can lead to data loss. Regular website backups are crucial for quickly restoring your site. A WordPress care plan provides automated backups, ensuring peace of mind and minimal downtime in the face of unforeseen incidents.
- Professional Support and Troubleshooting
Managing a WordPress website can be challenging, especially for non-technical business owners. A care plan provides access to expert priority support for troubleshooting, a dedicated customer portal, monthly reports outlining the tasks undertaken on your website, answering questions, and offering guidance. Dedicated support saves time, reduces frustration, and allows you to focus on running your business.
- Scalability and Future-Proofing
As your business grows, your website must adapt. A WordPress care plan facilitates future planning by ensuring your site can handle increased traffic, new functionalities, and the latest technologies. Regular monitoring, updates, and scalability assessments keep your website flexible and ready for future opportunities.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
Expert Opinion by Phil Storey, founder of Glow
“In my experience, aside from enquiries, clients care about 3 things with their website: support, security and speed. That is, that they want quick and reliable support from their web designer, when they need it. They want their site to be secure (of course) and for it to load quickly. A care plan would ensure they get all 3 of these things.”
In conclusion, a WordPress care plan is an invaluable investment for any business reliant on its website for online presence and growth. By prioritizing security, ensuring regular updates, enhancing performance, and providing professional support, a care plan allows you to concentrate on your core business, leaving technical aspects in expert hands.