Site Maintenance – Do or Die

A little care and attention is all your website needs to serve you well

We all know the consequences of neglecting our car, home, or health. Websites also need to be maintained to work properly. As with anything of value, regular website maintenance will save you time and money in the long term, and minimize creativity-destroying stress.

The most critical maintenance-related task is updating WordPress and various plug-ins. But WordPress makes it easy to stay on top of this responsibility. Just log in at least once a week and check if there are update alerts waiting for you. WordPress is so user-friendly that most updates can be performed with only a click or two.

If you’re unsure whether you have the technical skill to keep your website up to date and running smoothly, I will teach you all the basics.

Cautionary Tale

The Panama Papers – Someone did not update the plug-ins!

When you need expert support

WordPress and its related plug-ins are open source technologies and are being continually improved by thousands of developers. All that behind-the-scenes work, however, can lead to occasional hiccups in your website’s functioning. For instance, a WordPress update will affect a plug-in, a plug-in will require you to make changes to your website, or a plug-in will cause unexpected, sometimes serious, problems.

Given the technical and ever-changing nature of websites and the internet, there will be times when it will be essential—and invaluable—for you to have easy access to reliable, trustworthy, responsive tech support. I offer you unsurpassed, responsive service in times of a website emergency, or when you just need a little help to tidy up your website and make sure WordPress and the plug-ins are up to date and working properly. All you need to do is send me an email or a note through my contact form.

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