Starting October 1, we will offer a new and easier way to stay on top of WordPress updates and security.
In the past, we would contact you when a major WordPress update occurred and go through the laborious process of notifying you of the new release, asking if you wanted the update, and then scheduling the maintenance.
As a result, it might be weeks after an update before your site was secured and since WordPress does not update on a set schedule, you could go months between theme and plugin updates.
This could cause things to break and made your site vulnerable to attack through outdated plugins.
So, we listened to our customers and we have come up with a better way. This will not only keep you up to date and secure, but it will also save you money.
We are calling it our Stay Safe, Secure & Updated Package or “Upkeep Package” (for short)
Take a look at the benefits.
|Featured Benefit||Upkeep Package||Hourly Rate|
|Update WordPress & Plugins||Quarterly||Only after a major WP Update|
|Update Theme||(if no custom work)||(hourly)|
|Testing after updates (by a human)|
|Automatic updates of trusted plugins after every release|
|No Downtime - Updates are made after 7 pm EST||(if possible)|
|Clean up the plugins no longer in use|
|Manual inspection of pages for mobile friendliness||5 pages/year|
|Additional Firewall rules and ability to block countries|
|Quarterly Check for any “Page Not Founds”|
|Making sure Google is able to index the site||Quarterly|
|Ensuring the site stays secure and shows padlock|
|Domain name accidental expiration check|
|Check for penalties (manual actions) by Google|
|Quarterly Traffic Report on website visitors so you’re in the know|
|Make sure there are no broken images|
|Quick Malware Response - we immediately get to work cleaning it up|
|Cost||Flat $550/year||$125/hour Ave. $350 to $1125 /year|
|More features coming soon||On average, a WP update takes 1-3 hours and occurs 2-3 times a year|
If you'd like to subscribe to our quarterly upkeep package, just contact us.
Because we have seen first hand what can happen when a site is not secure, we are stressing to all of our clients how important updates can be. Just an ounce of prevention (the Upkeep Package) can prevent the “pound of cure” that could cost you more to fix, but also downtime, and possible liability if there is a security breach.