WordPress Site Care Plans

I find there tends to be a slightly alarming negligence around the practice of WordPress website maintenance. It’s really just not true anymore that you can just set up a website and let it sit and take care of business for 5, 6, or 10 years. Standards and protocols — not to mention design trends — are continually changing. And especially with WordPress sites, core upgrades occur with great (and reassuring) regularity. The WordPress Community is made up of brilliant, creative, generous and tireless souls, always working to make WordPress better and more secure for all of us — users, developers, designers, customers!

So, it requires a bit of effort on the part of those of us who own or tend to these sites to keep them updated and properly  maintained, even if you are not (and why not?) changing your content or writing new blog posts every week or two. No site is 100% safe from hackers or malware or viruses, but proper maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your site more secure. And regular backups ensure that if anything happens (heaven forfend!) your site can be back up in no time, with your content in working order.

To be honest, there are tools  that make it fairly easy, even for a non-technical user, to keep the back end of a WordPress website in great shape, but, for some reason, learning and using these tools seems to fall to the bottom of everyone’s Things-To-Do list. So, I offer these services for clients and others who might otherwise worry about keeping their site safe. I’ve developed three plans with varying levels of maintenance. So choose your preference, and start feeling better about your website — one more thing off your plate!

WordPress Website Maintenance Plans & Services

Basic Maintenance

What you need to stay up-to-date and secure
$ 100
  • Regular, scheduled backups of site files and database (stored off-site)
  • Regular updates of WordPress core, themes and plugins
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Malware scans
  • Discount for annual payment

Super Coverage

An extra layer of peace of mind
$ 150
  • Regular, scheduled backups of site files and database (stored off-site)
  • Regular updates to WordPress core files, themes and plugins
  • Regular Malware scans
  • 30 minutes per month of tweaks, consultation or tech support (Does not roll over)
  • 20% off regular rate of $100/hr for additional tweaks or content updates
  • Monthly reports
  • Discount for annual payment

The One-Shot Deal

A one-time update and scan
of your site
$ 120
  • A one-time update of your WP core files and database
  • Includes themes and plug-ins
  • Malware scan
  • One complete backup saved on your server
  • 10% off regular rate on other content updates
  • Recommendations for future site health

*all site maintenance plans require access to your WordPress dashboard and hosting account credentials.
** a paid site assessment may be necessary for older or more complex sites to determine site health before a plan can be set in place.

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