Running a website is a lot like managing a car: you need regular maintenance to make sure it runs smoothly and doesn’t break down. Sometimes that regular maintenance can be too time-consuming for an already tight schedule. That’s where we come in. iNNOV8 Place specializes in WordPress’ software, the surrounding plugins, security, design, and development. Our experience makes us perfect for the job. We can help you manage your website so you have more time to focus on your brand and content.
So what exactly goes into our WordPress maintenance plans?
When we begin preparing for monthly maintenance, we first create a backup to ensure we have a copy of the latest changes to your site. Backups are essential in case something goes awry during our work or if we need to revert back for any reason. Think of it as saving your progress much like you would a Word document or a video game.
Once we’ve created the backup for your website, we can get to work.
WordPress Platform Monitoring
We stay up to date on the happenings of the WordPress platform, and that includes their content updates, security changes, and website standards. As the updates roll out, there is someone paying attention and making sure that your site is up to date and not compromised. From there, we update your WordPress platform for you. If an upcoming change or standard happens to compromise your site, we can immediately go in and fix it. This means your site won’t experience any unexpected downtime and cause a negative experience for any users trying to access your website.
Plugin Updates and Security
Something else that we check is your Plugins and your websites’ security. Plugins will often have updates that may cause a site to experience issues. Some times plugins require special attention, and cannot be updated from the WordPress dashboard. If you are on a WordPress maintenance plan with us, you won’t have to worry about the messy background upgrades. We take care of that for you!
On top of making sure your plugins are working properly and up to date, we also monitor your website’s security. This means updating your SSL key and any security you may have added to your site while also running virus scans and firewall updates. Sometimes plugins will also have security updates that need to be addressed that are specific to their code language and type. You should sleep a little better at night knowing someone is dedicated to taking care of your site’s security.
Including properly optimized images on your website will not only help your site’s SEO but also keep your website running quickly. It is incredibly important to make sure your images are optimized. This means making sure that your images are not so big that they create long load times. This can negatively impact your SEO and your UI/UX. We have written several blogs on the importance of images on your site, so you know we mean business where images are concerned.
Minor Content Changes
For those who want to be mostly hands-off, we can perform minor content changes during maintenance. Have a small blurb or image you want to add to an existing page? Maybe you need to swap an image or post a blog you had written. We can take care of that for you.
You don’t have to wait for the monthly maintenance email, however. If you’re on WordPress maintenance with us, you are able to contact us at any time to request these changes. For example, this makes it easy if you happen to be on vacation and cannot get to a computer. Just send an email and we can take a look. However, something like adding a new page, or writing a whole blog post, would not be covered in this plan.
Website Dashboard Training
Sometimes a Google search for “How to use WordPress” just isn’t enough. We offer comprehensive training to all of our WordPress maintenance clients in order to better help them understand the platform. This can be anything from how to set up a new plugin, edit your media, or even creating a new blog post or page. Our training can be scheduled for in-person, over the phone, or via video, though we always recommend speaking face to face when possible.
Are You Struggling With Keeping Up With WordPress Maintenance?
If all of this sounds helpful to you, don’t hesitate to contact us about a WordPress maintenance plan. We can discuss your WordPress options during a free consultation!