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Three reasons why you need a WordPress maintenance plan

By August 20, 2018 No Comments

When the web just got started and websites started multiplying by the thousands, you could get away without a maintenance plan. It was just plain HTML and as long as the browser supported HTML, you would be fine.

Those days are long gone.

Today, websites built on the WordPress framework require maintenance and support to stay healthy. Because the web is an ever-evolving technology, modern websites need to keep pace with the change or run the risk of becoming obsolete, broken or even hacked.

WordPress is like any other software – it needs updating

Just like Windows, Mac OS, desktop software or your favorite app, software updates are required and happen often. These updates mean new features, bug fixes, and security improvements. It’s a necessary way of life if you work online. Your website is really no different. WordPress can have monthly or even weekly updates depending on what plugins and themes you are running.

Other than regular software updates the benefits of a WordPress maintenance plan include real-time backups, security monitoring, and disaster recovery should anything nasty happen.

It’s cheaper than fixing a broken WordPress website

We were all told to brush our teeth because cavities and dental work could be avoided in the future. Hopefully, that proved to be useful advice for you – the same goes for WordPress maintenance. The more proactive you are about maintaining a healthy WordPress website, the better. It can be troublesome to remove malware and the downtime can impact your business and credibility.

By maintaining plugins, themes, and WordPress itself you decrease the chances of something bad happening. Monitoring uptime and security threats help you detect and deal with issues before they become BIG issues.

You have better things to do with your time

We applaud the do it yourself attitude. That’s how you become successful. At some point, however, you need to outsource and move on to other aspects of your business like networking, sales, business development or strategy. WordPress maintenance is something you should eventually turn over to experts.

One of the perks of a WordPress maintenance plan is that you always know who to call if have questions or concerns about your site. Calling or chatting online with your hosting company can be time consuming and frustrating if you don’t speak their language. All you have to do is call or email Kitzmiller Media and we’ll take care of it for you.

In order to get the most out of your website investment, you need to have a reliable relationship with WordPress experts. If your WordPress website has errors, is hacked, or is just not meeting your business objectives, give one of our WordPress maintenance plans a free trial. For a limited time, you will receive one month absolutely free and you can cancel it anytime.