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The Importance of WordPress Maintenance

By March 8, 2019 May 28th, 2019 No Comments
[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” bottom_padding=”60″ overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]If your website runs on WordPress, the most important thing you can do is keep it maintained. Like your car, regular maintenance can prevent major problems and major repair bills down the line. Periodically, WordPress will release minor and major updates to the core CMS. The latest update, to version 5 Gutenberg, included a major overhaul and new functionality. Keeping WordPress updated prevents potentially vulnerabilities within your website, and gives you more features and functionality.

Most WordPress websites use a varying amount of third party plugins. These plugins are great, and offer lots of functionality that help you run your website at it’s best. Chances are, you’re using some of the more popular plugins, like Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, WP Super Cache, Advanced Custom Fields, among others.

Security Vulnerabilities

Most of the time, when a website is “hacked”, or compromised, it is not a isolated, single attack. You are one fish in a huge net of other fish. Hackers look for vulnerabilities in WordPress and plugins. When they find exploits, they then go out and find as many WordPress websites running that version of that plugin as possible, and exploit the vulnerability. Next thing you know, your website has been hacked, and the frustrating process of clean up begins.

This can be avoided 99% of the time, simply by routine maintenance. Keeping WordPress and all plugins updated, to their most recent versions, helps prevent you from being exploited.

That’s where we come in. Part of our regular support and maintenance package includes always keeping WordPress and all of your plugins updated. We keep regular backups in the event something does happen, and we need to revert to a previous version of your website.

Most of us let the experts take care of the maintenance of our vehicles. We do the same for your website. We take care of your website, freeing up your time to do other things for your business. For only $299/mo, we will maintain WordPress, and provide up to four hours of development support for things like adding new content, images, adding new plugins, or anything else related to keeping your website content current.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” bg_color=”#f7f7f7″ scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” top_padding=”6%” bottom_padding=”4%” id=”pricing” row_name=”Pricing” overlay_strength=”0.95″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none” enable_animation=”true” animation=”fade-in”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1552009141223{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]

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Josh

Josh

WordPress expert with over 15 years of development experience. Located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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