WordPress Maintenance

What is Web Site Maintenance

Website maintenance is the process of keeping a website up and running securely and efficiently.  Some basic site maintenance tasks include:

  • Backing up your website
  • Keeping your site secure
  • Monitoring your site for down time
  • Testing site speed and performance
  • Analyzing reader traffic
  • Optimizing pages for search engines

WordPress Maintenance

WordPress maintenance consists of the above list with some extra steps that are needed due to WordPress being a CMS.  These extra steps include:

  • Keeping your WordPress version up to date
  • Keeping all themes and plugins up to date
  • Regularly optimizing the database

Basic Maintenance

  • Updating existing web content
  • Adding new web content
    • New post creation
    • New page creation
  • Weekly backup of your database
  • Weekly report of any plugin or theme upgrades that need to be done

Advanced Maintenance

All basic maintenance chores as well as:

  • Daily backup of database
  • Weekly backup of all themes and plugins
  • Set up and monitoring of security plugin 
  • Weekly upgrades to themes, plugins, and any core WordPress updates

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