I love working with WordPress, but it does need some maintenance now and again.  WordPress software, plugins and even themes need to be updated periodically. Keeping your software current helps to keep hackers out and your WordPress installation running smoothly.

That’s why I developed the quarterly update service.  Every three months I back up the WordPress database and website files. Then I update the WordPress software, plugins and themes.

The updates usually take 30 to 45 minutes per WordPress installation.  They’re billed at my regular hourly rate.

As a part of this service I add plugins to improve your site’s functionality.  It varies from site to site, but I’ve added:

  • security plugins
  • plugins to make your site look good on mobile devices
  • a plugin that copies form submissions to the database so you never lose any information

Infrequently a plugin and the new version of WordPress don’t get along.  If there are any compatibility issues,  I’ll spend up to an hour attempting to fix the problem.  That rarely happens and when it does I can fix most issues within the hour.

To see an example of the report you’ll get with your update service click here.

Contact us if you’re interested in the quarterly WordPress update service.