WordPress is a brilliant system to use for running your website and it is one of the most widely used platforms on the web because it is so flexible and you can make wonderful websites with it. Sadly that does also mean that it is the target for hackers. If they can find out how to get into WordPress then they have millions of sites to play with. However the WordPress guys and girls are on top of this and what it means for you is that you need to keep your site up to date to keep it nice and secure.
The best approach is to keep your site updated as soon as you see those little orange circles appear telling you an update is needed. While this works for most of the time, sometimes you can get what is called a ‘conflict’ which is usually when one of the plugins has a disagreement with the main site. Plugins are often written by different authors to those who are writing the main WordPress, so very occasionally the two sets of code don’t speak nicely to one another and your site will go down.
If you would prefer peace of mind, knowing that your website is regularly updated, then do talk to me about a maintenance plan. For just £12 per month I will pop into your site and run those updates and check everything is working as it should.
There are some pre-requirements to this plan.
- You need to be running a backup plugin that is backing up files to somewhere separate to your website
- I also like you to be running a security plugin such as Wordfence.
However don’t worry – we can discuss all these and see if a maintenance plan would work for you. Please get in touch using the form below and letting me know which site you are interested in setting up maintenance for.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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