WordPress Website Maintenance

updated 7/3/24

We offer ongoing website maintenance for those clients who prefer not to be responsible for adding new events, tracking traffic, updating plugins and checking backups.  We can add your most recent projects to the website and emphasize new skills or products.

​I recently read an analogy comparing websites to cars – both need regular maintenance to keep running well. A poorly maintained car is apt to break down at the worst possible time.  A website that is ignored for months (or years) is more vulnerable to hackers.

What is Included in WordPress Website Maintenance?

WordPress Website Maintenance includes these tasks:

  • Updating WordPress versions
  • Updating WordPress plugins
  • Sometimes deciding to wait on upgrades because of bug reports
  • Identifying “not found” pages and adding redirects
  • Solving problems caused by plugin conflicts
  • Checking the sitemap submitted to google
  • Responding to Google Search Console warnings

Why are there always new versions of WordPress and plugins?  Many times they are released to plug security problems.  If you place your website on a managed WordPress hosting plan, some of these tasks are automated.

Website Maintenance

We can also manage these tasks for clients.

  • Consolidating all domains at one registrar
  • Optimizing websites for faster loading and improved Google PageSpeed Insights score
  • Moving your website to a more reliable / faster host
  • Cleaning hacked websites
  • Clearing out spam comments
  • Responding to good and bad Google reviews

Recommended Tools

Websites can and should be tracked with these or similar tools:

  • Sucuri or WordFence for security
  • Google Search Console for website health
  • Google Analytics for traffic
  • GT Metrix for website speed
  • premium SEO tools for rankings
  • backup tools

No news is good news from Sucuri, WordFence and Google Search Console.

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing clients grow their businesses over the years.  I’ve maintained several client websites for over ten years.  Contact me today to discuss website management.