WordPress is one of the most common website platforms globally. It’s easy to see why… a myriad of great templates to choose from, lots of useful functions to add in plus user-friendly update screens. The possibilities are endless! It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) in existence today. 34% of all websites on the Internet use WordPress (Kinsta, 2019).
As functionality and security issues for websites increase, now is the time to protect the integrity of your WordPress site and consider outsourcing your updates and design refreshes.
1. Staying Updated
The plug-ins available for WordPress offer great creativity. However the more of them you install, the more updates are needed – with compatibility issues to consider too. Regular updates are required to keep your website running smoothly and to protect you from those with malicious intent. There could be several updates each week, requiring monitoring and then implementation. Outsourcing to a WordPress expert offers you peace of mind that your website is protected and updated regularly and efficiently.
2. Website Backup
Backing up your website and database ensures that, should your website be compromised, your website and information can be restored. Rhianna Camp is a WordPress specialist at EMH Technology. Rhianna explains: “Our backups include your files and your database. They are taken every morning and stored securely within the cloud. We offer a rolling 90-day retention on our backup service, meaning you have peace of mind there are plenty of backups at hand, but we don’t keep everything forever.”
3. Extended Monitoring
Outsourcing your WordPress maintenance means you no longer have to worry about whether your website is up and secure as this should be covered within your management plan. Ideally, this will also include performance and link monitoring, (speed and links influence Google rankings as well as user experience).
4. Inside Knowledge
Do you have a great idea for your website? Outsourcing your WordPress maintenance will generally put you in touch with a developer. This means you may get some insight from an expert or be pointed in the right direction. They may be able to give you some tips on a wide range of issues, such as optimising your website or guiding you through any problems. Rhianna adds: “Here at EMH Technology, we always try to answer our clients’ queries promptly and suggest the best way forward for them.”
Would you like to know that it is expertly updated, keeping it secure and running smoothly?
Contact the team at EMH Technology. We would love to show you our WordPress wizardry!