WordPress Maintenance

Cost:

  • $30/month for non-hosting clients.
  • $20/month for hosting clients.

If you have a website that is built using WordPress. You need to periodically update the WordPress software, theme and plugins. (WordPress will tell you this in the administrative area.) You need to update the software as soon as an update is released. It is our experience that this happens at least once per week. When you do so, make sure you have a current backup of the site first, because occasionally an update will do something funky to your site and you may need to undo it.

It is vital that the WordPress program, theme and plugins consistently stay up-to-date, not only for the integrity of your own site, but also to keep all sites on the web host server safe. (Updating your website software is a requirement when hosting with us.) We really try to empower you to do this yourself. We have created a YouTube video to help you with the update process – (see this video for instructions)

We understand how busy you can be. If you don’t have time to update your website yourself, you will want to hire someone reliable and knowledgeable to do it for you. We offer WordPress backup and maintenance services for a small monthly fee.

Here is what we do each month:

  • Back-up all site files, plugins, themes and the database.
  • Make sure you are running the most recent version of WordPress.
  • Update all plugins that you are using.

WordPress Theme:

WordPress themes are files that work together with the WordPress software to create the design and functionality of the WordPress site. Because the formatting of the site is coded into the theme, updating the theme may cause the need for extensive repairs to your site. For this reason we can not include theme updates in our maintenance services.

There is a way to set up a WordPress theme that does not cause problems when you update it. If the theme you have is installed using a “Child” theme, then the main theme can be updated without risking the formatting of the site. If your site has a child theme installed (provided by the theme author) we can update your theme at no additional cost. We will need access to the author’s updated theme files (also license number or purchase code).

Optional Services (available upon request):

Automated Database Backups: $25.00 (one time set up)
If you wish to have your WordPress database backed up more often, because you blog or edit daily or weekly, then we can set up an automatic database backup file to be posted directly to your Dropbox account at a regular daily or weekly interval. Note: Not all hosting servers support the backup software. We will maintain only the monthly database file in our offices.
Restoration: $75.00/Event
In the event that your WordPress site, component, or database experiences a loss or damage, we will restore the last version of your database and/or site files.
Theme Updates/Site Edits/Changes: $75.00/Hour
Any additional edits to your site, per your request, will be billed at our regular hourly rate of $75/hour and prorated by the 5 minute increment.

To start this service, just send us an email or give us a call – (817) 531-7400.