Wordpress Maintenance Plan
With a WordPress Maintenance Plan we’ll focus on your website allowing you to focus on your business.

Websites are no longer a “set and forget” part of your business. As technology evolves, website software is constantly being updated to make it more secure, faster and more visible to search engines. Just like Microsoft Office and your smartphone software needs updating regularly, so too does your website.

Your website is a crucial part of your business and therefore requires extra care to make sure it continues to perform its functions.

Focus on what you do best!

In any business, time management is key. Do you sometimes feel there aren’t enough hours in the day?

You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule which predicts that 20% of your actions will drive 80% of your value. In other words, you serve your business best by focusing on the 20% tasks like client prospecting, strategising, networking and analysing your marketing channels. But the 80% tasks are no less important.

All tasks matter, but it isn’t hard to see why tasks like website security & maintenance, regular website backups and other behind-the-scenes WordPress ‘chores’ like plugin updates are neglected.

When you let the software that powers your web site fall behind the latest version, you deny yourself the security patches and enhancements that the software developer is implementing, and leave your website vulnerable to attacks. Your number one priority must therefore be to always use the latest version of the software that powers your web site.

This applies equally to any plugins, themes, extensions or addon software that you may have also installed in your website. Even a fully updated WordPress installation can be vulnerable to attack if it is using an out-dated theme or plugin.

For your website to operate like a well-oiled machine, these maintenance tasks are essential.

Are you a Number 2?

In our many years setting up and hosting websites what we’ve found is that when people do not maintain their website it’s usually for one of the following three reasons.

  1. They know they should but are too busy – They know it’s important and know they should be doing it but they have a long “To Do” list. Updating and looking after their website hovers somewhere near the bottom of that list never quite reaching the top.
  2. They don’t appreciate that it’s necessary – It’s been built and launched on the internet, it’s still up and running, what’s the problem? Is it really that important?
  3. They are scared of their website – it’s quite common that people are not confident working behind the scenes on their website to update and maintain it. They worry that they might do something wrong and break their website.

Which one are you?

If you can relate to number 1 or 3 above then our WordPress Maintenance Plan would be a perfect solution for you.

If you can relate to number 2 then stop reading now and call us when your site no longer works and we’ll happily provide you with a quote for a new one! Sorry if that seems harsh but we strongly urge you not to be a number 2.

Hackers look for outdated neglected websites!

Having your website hacked can undo years of hard work, ruin your reputation and be costly to fix.

Hackers will generally be looking to either:

  • Insert malware or a virus on your website which could be passed onto your website visitors.
  • Install covert pages on your website to create ‘Phishing’ pages – i.e. pages like fake online banking logins where they will then collect peoples credentials.
  • Gain access to the server to send spam messages. If spam messages are sent from the server, this then can have the knock on effect of causing your domain or the server itself to be blacklisted and result in email deliverability issues for your genuine emails.
  • Add links on your website to other websites – insecure sites often end up with links to pornography which could be of an illegal nature – definitely something your visitors won’t want to see!
  • Use your website as the basis to attack other networks, websites or servers…. and these are just a few examples – there are many other malicious purposes hackers want to exploit your website for.

If a site is compromised, the cleanup can be extremely arduous, especially if it goes unnoticed for a long time and there are no recent ‘clean’ backups to restore from. Often the only way to fully recover is to re-upload your entire site from scratch. All of this will take a lot of time and effort – and if you’re not doing it yourself, it might cost you a lot to have your developer set things straight again.

So by now you should appreciate that your website MUST be maintained!

Websites are NOT zero maintenance!

The only question now is whether you maintain it yourself or invest in a WordPress maintenance plan?

If you’d like to maintain you own site and have the time to do so, but need guidance then we’re happy to advise you.

But…

Would having security checks, performance checks, regular backups, plugin updates etc. taken care of make life easier?

Does it make sense to free up your time and focus for the tasks that add real value to your business that only you can do?

Would you like the peace of mind that your website is in good health?

If that sounds good, then our WordPress maintenance plan is the answer.

Here is a full list of what’s included when you invest in our WordPress maintenance plan.

SO WHAT’S INCLUDED

Daily website backups

If an update fails, or your website crashes, it’s imperative to have an up-to-date backup of your website. Every day we’ll backup your website and store the backup off-site for 90 days. Have peace of mind knowing that we can easily restore your website at any time.

Daily security checks

Each day we’ll carry out a Security Check scanning your website and comparing the code against a known malware knowledge base. This includes a blacklist check with a number of services, like Google Safe Browsing, Norton Safe Web, ESET, etc. Our Security Check does not clean the site for you.

SEO Keyword and competitor reporting

Keep track of how your keyword ranking on Google changes. Find out who your competitors are, and how you stack up against them. On up to 100 keyword or key phrase google searches we’ll provide a timeline of how you rank, better or worse, and track your ranking position for you.

Google Analytics monitoring

We’ll monitor your website statistics on Google Analytics. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of how visitors use your website and an overview of the number of sessions, returning visitors, social media, organic search, pageviews, page sessions, time on site and bounce rate all detailed clearly in a monthly report.

Daily WordPress, plugin and theme updates check

Most website exploits take advantage of out-dated themes, plugins, or WordPress. Each day we’ll run an update scan on your website and install any available wordpress, plugin or theme updates. This will reduce the risk of your website being compromised and keep your website safe and secure.

Daily website performance checks

The Performance Check gives you a detailed breakdown of the factors that are affecting your website, as well as giving you recommendations on how you can improve your website performance. You can also follow your website performance over time, marked on a timeline.

Daily website speed checks

We’ll check your website to analyse how quickly your site loads. In your detailed monthly report we’ll provide actionable recommendations on how to optimise your website. Website speed increases ranking in Google. Faster pages result in greater customer engagement, retention, and conversion.

Monthly website maintenance plan reports

Once a month you’ll receive a ‘Website Maintenance Plan Report’ detailing all the backups, updates, security checks, performance checks, and more performed on your website. Also included will be the Google Analytics data presented in a clear easy to understand way.

STILL THINKING? HERE’S A QUICK CALCULATION FOR YOU

So let’s say that you spend….

30 minutes downloading a backup of your website to your PC

15 minutes checking for and updating wordpress and it’s plugins.

30 minutes running a security scan of your website to check nothing nasty has found its way into your website files.

15 minutes checking that your site is running fast without any problems

15 minutes checking how your website is ranking for particular keyword searches on Google.

15 minutes examing Google Analytic to understand how visitors are using your website

You’re now spending 2 hours a week or about 9 hours a Month maintaining your website.

In business it’s often said that time is moneyLet’s assume you value your time at £15 per hour.

Maintaining your website yourself at 9 hours a month is actually costing you £135 each month!!!

Monetary value aside that’s 9 hours you could likely put to better use spending valueable time with your family.

The true value of this maintenance plan is HUGE!!!

Get started today at just £40 per month

(Hassle free peace of mind for £1.32 per day)

 

Safe, secure payment methods available.
No hidden charges or long term contracts. Cancel anytime.

Why Do I Need a Maintenance Plan?

Your WordPress website needs regular maintenance to perform as it should. Updates are always being made to WordPress itself as well as themes and plugins, and keeping your WordPress installation up-to-date is extremely important, especially since so many WordPress updates are security fixes and patches that will prevent potential exploits of the vulnerabilities of your website or blog.

Because WordPress is so widespread, it is constantly being targeted by hackers who will try to break into your site and wreak havoc. As soon the WordPress developers find these vulnerabilities, they create patches to fix them, leading to regular updates that will keep your WordPress installation clean and safe. If you do not keep your WordPress installation current, you risk becoming the next victim to malicious attacks that can be easily prevented by keeping your WordPress code up-to-date.

Can I cancel anytime?
Payments are monthly. The WordPress maintenance plan will run continuously but may be cancelled at any time. If it’s not working out for you, no problem! The Maintenance Plan can be stopped at any time.
Are there any hidden or additional fees?
No! The only price you pay is the price of your monthly subscription support plan.
What happens if my site gets hacked or breaks?
The whole purpose of our maintenance plans is preventative care, so we hope to prevent anything from happening. However, in the case your website gets hacked or breaks we will be on standby ready to get everything back up and running quickly. We cannot promise your website will not be hacked but can promise we will do everything in our power to prevent it, as well as assist in the restoration and cleanup of your website with one of our backups.
What if my site is not hosted by Emedia Hosting?
That’s not a problem, we can still maintain your website. All hosts are different, some better than others. Ideally we would like you to host your website with us to ensure that it’s fast, secure and so we have better control which makes both of our lives easier when performing updates and fixes.
What if a plugin is no longer supported?
When a plugin is no longer supported by it’s developer it’s likely that at some point the plugin will become incompatible with your website. This can result in features of your website relating to this plugin not working. In some cases a website can become broken and not function at all. Our advice is to replace plugins that are no longer supported and updated by their developer. We will do our best to help you find an alternative plugins that you can use.
What guarantees do you give?
The WordPress Maintenance Plan comes with a full money-back guarantee. If you are not completely delighted with the way your website is being looked after, you can request a refund up to one month’s fees.
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
The WordPress Maintenance Plan comes with a full money-back guarantee. If you are not completely delighted with the way your website is being looked after, you can request a refund up to one month’s fees.
What if I have more than one website?
The WordPress Maintenance Plan fee mentioned above is per website. At this time we do not offer discounts on multiple websites.
What do I need to provide for you to get started?

In general, people give us two things; their WordPress admin credentials and their hosting account admin credentials and we are on our way!

We always create our own users for accessing different areas, so that we don’t have conflicts with password resets and also so that its easy to remove those users should our services no longer be needed.

Lastly, we take security very seriously and take extreme care with our clients confidential information. All access points use double authentication for access and no passwords are sent via email, ever.

We also understand how much trust it takes to share this level of access to your website with us and we don’t take this trust lightly.