WordPress Maintenance

Your time is precious. Business owners never seem to have enough hours in the day. Free up the time you spend maintaining your website with professional WordPress maintenance services so you can focus your time where it matters most to your blog or business – writing, conquering social media, customer relations – whatever you never have enough time to do. In addition to reclaiming your time, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that your website secured, backed up regularly, updated, and cared for by a professional with 20+ years of IT experience.

Maintenance
Basics

WordPress Maintenance Basics
Great For New Websites &
Bloggers On A Budget
$20 (US) / month paid yearly
($25 (US) / month paid monthly)

Maintenance
Plus

WordPress Maintenance Plus
Most Popular Plan – Great
For Websites Of All Sizes
$35 (US) / month paid yearly
($40 (US) / month paid monthly)

Maintenance
Premium

WordPress Maintenance Premium
Maximum Time Savings &
Value For Your Money
$50 (US) / month paid yearly
($55 (US) / month paid monthly)

Not sure which service is right for your website? Examine the specifics of the WordPress maintenance plans in the feature comparison chart below. You can click on features in the left column to jump down to read additional details if you need more information.

WordPress Maintenance Plan Comparison

FeatureBasicsPlusPremium
Nightly Website Backups   (Upgrades Available)
Safe WordPress Updates
Basic Security Hardening   (Upgrade Available)
Malware ScansWeeklyWeeklyDaily
COMING SOON – Broken Link Scanning
COMING SOON – Broken Link Repair
Spam Removal
Database Maintenance
Uptime Monitoring
Monthly Maintenance Reports
Enhanced Monthly Reports
Free “Speedy Solutions”1 Monthly1 Weekly
Discount on Service Rates5%10%15%
Helpdesk Support Access

Website Backups

Website Backups

All WordPress maintenance service client websites are backed up nightly to protect against unforeseen problems that may arise – guaranteeing that even in the event of disaster, your website will be back online as quickly and painlessly as possible. Clients whose sites are updated multiple times a day can opt to increase the backup interval for an additional fee: $5(US) / month for 12 hour backups or $10(US) / month for 6 hour backups or $20(US) / month for real-time continuous backups. Clients who pay for a full year in advance receive two months of upgrades free.


Safe WordPress Updates

Safe WordPress Updates

There are times when WordPress plugins or themes are updated that the update can fail and leave your website broken. “Safe” updates involve making a backup of your site before the updates are applied. This way, if something fails during the update that causes the site to break, the site can be immediately returned to its previous working state.


Security Hardening

Security Hardening

WordPress maintenance service client sites that don’t have any form of website security will be configured with the Limit Login Attempts Reloaded plugin – to help prevent brute force attacks against your WordPress user accounts – and the NinjaFirewall WP Edition plugin – my personal pick for WordPress firewalls as it works very well and is the most GDPR compliant solution I’ve found (it allows for IP address anonymization). Clients who wish to upgrade to the Pro version of NinjaFirewall can do so for $5(US) / month. Clients who pay for a full year in advance receive two months of upgrades free.


Malware Scans

Malware Scans

All WordPress maintenance service client websites are scanned regularly for malware and are monitored for vulnerabilities introduced through WordPress plugins and whether the sites are blacklisted by one of the various services that warn others that sites could be spreading malware. Maintenance Basics and Maintenance Plus client websites are scanned weekly while Maintenance Premium client sites are scanned daily.

Broken Link Scanning

COMING SOON – Broken Link Scanning

Broken links can frustrate visitors and cause SEO ranking problems. Once this feature becomes available, all WordPress maintenance service client sites will be scanned for broken links. Maintenance Basics and Maintenance Plus package client sites will be scanned once a month. Maintenance Premium package client sites will be scanned weekly.

Broken Link Repair

COMING SOON – Broken Link Repair

In addition to broken link scanning, Maintenance Premium package clients with broken links will receive link repair services – the affected links will be repaired or removed as appropriate – as part of their regular website maintenance.


Uptime Monitoring

Uptime Monitoring

Maintenance Plus and Premium package client websites are monitored continuously to ensure they’re operating at all times. Website status is checked every 5 minutes. If the site is found to be “down” the system will wait 5 minutes and check the site status again to see if the problem has been resolved before sending out notification emails that the site is offline. For clients who desire it, the scanning interval can be reduced to every minute with zero delay in notification – though I generally recommend against such a change as you can get false positives that way.


Spam Removal

Spam Removal

You don’t need to worry about monitoring and removing comment spam your website’s posts. All WordPress maintenance service clients receive spam monitoring and removal as part of their service.


Database Maintenance

Database Maintenance

The more your WordPress website grows, the more that its MySQL database will grow with it – potentially causing your site’s performance to suffer. Regular maintenance (removing old post revisions and database optimizations) will help keep your website running at its best.


Maintenance Reports

Maintenance Reports

WordPress maintenance service clients receive a report each month detailing the services performed on their website. Report details include information such as plugin updates (ex: Yoast SEO updated from 3.1.1 to 3.1.2) or backup details (number of restore points and last backup date & time).


Enhanced Monthly Reports

Enhanced Monthly Reports

The monthly reports for Maintenance Premium package clients include information on their site’s Google Analytics, SEO rankings, and site speed. For Google Analytics reports, clients must grant access to view their analytics data. Directions on how to do this are provided. For the SEO ranking report, clients must provide a list of up to 100 keywords they would like tracked. This report not only provides info on your rankings over time but also identifies what sites are your closest competitors and how you compare to them.


Free Speedy Solutions

Free “Speedy Solutions”

Maintenance Plus and Maintenance Premium package clients get free “Speedy Solutions” – services that take 45 minutes or less to perform – making the services incredible values for the money spent. Maintenance Plus package clients receive 1 free service per month. Maintenance Premium package clients receive 1 free service per week.


Discounts on Service Rates

Discounts on Service Rates

WordPress maintenance service clients receive discounted rates on other services. For example: if you want to have your WordPress website performance optimized and the quote for service is $195, but you get a 10% discount because you are a Maintenance Plus customer, your service instead will cost $175.50.


Helpdesk Support Access

Helpdesk Support Access

All WordPress maintenance service clients have access to my helpdesk support site where they can report problems, request service, and view updates on the status of their tickets. Additional features are planned / in-the-works (such as real-time chat) to make it an even more useful tool for clients.