If you have a WordPress website or blog, did you know that WordPress comes out with regular updates? Along with core file updates, any WordPress theme or plugin you use will likely have updates on a regular basis as well?
And did you know that unless you purchase and set up a backup service with your host or another option like Vaultpress, you don’t have a backup of your site? Personally, I don’t know of any WordPress hosting plan that includes a backup feature by default, and new website owners don’t usually know this.
So let’s say Sally has a pretty new website and ignores those yellow bars across her WordPress dashboard telling her it’s time to update because she’s either too scared to do it or doesn’t think it’s important. Let’s also say she has no backup system set up…
It’s the stuff that keeps me up at night.
Not keeping WordPress core files, themes, and plugins up to date is the best way to leave your site vulnerable to hackers. And without a regular backup, you have the potential of losing everything you’ve worked so hard to build.
So how do you keep your WordPress site safe and running smoothly? In its simplest form, keep things up to date and keep it backed up. But for some, the dashboard or “backend” is time consuming and a little bit scary. Well if this is you, you’re in luck. I have a very affordable monthly service for that AND a little sale going on right now. Here are the juicy deets…
Monthly WordPress maintenance is one of my most popular services and includes the following:
- WordPress core files updates as they are released
- Plugin updates as they are released
- Initial Set up & Maintenance of Vaultpress, a daily backup of your entire site
- Initial Set up of WordFence Security plugin that monitors, prevents and scans for malware
- Spam comment deletion (and installation of Akismet, if needed)
- “Harden” login credentials (usernames and password, if needed)
- Priority response/support if a problem arises
I will email you each month telling you exactly when I plan on performing the maintenance, on or around the 1st or 15th of the month (depending on sign up date). I make sure all the plugin updates play nicely together and after I’m done, I send you a mini maintenance report telling you just what I did. It’s simple to set up an automatic payment profile through PayPal for no-hassle billing.
Now for the fun part! Get a free month of service in two ways (even if you already use this service!)…
- Sign up for new service - If you sign up before September 15th, 2014, you’ll get one month free! Simply set up a PayPal profile for automatic payments and your second month is free (because of the way PayPal works, this is the easiest way to do it, for both you and me). You can cancel anytime after the second month.
- Refer a friend - Once you start using my service (or if you are a current user), refer it to someone else and get one month free! If your friend signs up before Sept. 15th, they will also get a month free as well.
There’s nothing to lose. If you decide its just not for you, any plugins I installed stay in tact, but future updates and backups via Vaultpress are discontinued.
Ready to get started? Simply set up your PayPal subscription here and I’ll be in touch right away. Have some questions first? Contact me and I’ll get right back to you.
Happy (and healthy!) blogging…
*Maintenance contract does not guarantee against virus and malware attacks, but the chances decrease dramatically with these precautions and consistent procedures. Likewise, if site is attacked, an estimate will be given for repair, if possible. I reserve the right to review and modify the monthly charge for sites with highly customizable plugins or a large number of plugins, such as small business sites, ecommerce sites, etc.