Why every WordPress site needs WH & S

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WordPress Health and Safety – the rules!

Using WordPress for a business website is a good call. The platform has well and truly matured and is fast becoming the website of choice for business and bloggers.

But just like your business, you need procedures in place to keep everything safe and working efficiently.

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WPP googles imageOur mantra is UPGRADE – DELETE – CHECK – REPEAT
and unless you have a  WordPress Pilots maintenance care package in place,
you should make it yours.

 

The software used on the web is changing all the time and 3rd party developers must modify their code to maintain compatibility in this dynamic environment. Fail to stay up to date with plugins and themes,  and you may miss critical updates or fixes, leaving you vulnerable to hackers.

But upgrading is a double-edged sword! Although you need updates to plugins and themes for security and functionality, they can cause other areas to fail and disrupt your web site service. Yes, it can be scary updating because it may cause an undesired effect on the site, but skipping updates, may be leaving you too far behind when a major update is required and this greatly increases the risk of a service disruption.

Deleting old unused plugins and themes is a smart move! They are security risks and can slow down the site. While you are busy cleaning house, get rid of page/post revisions and database table overheads. These will ultimately affect the speed and load time of your website.

Once you have updated and deleted, you need to check the site over to ensure everything is working properly. Many businesses forget to go and check their site periodically and only discover a problem when a customer tells them (awkward . . . ). Especially check pages where updates may be used specifically after updating , in case functionality has changed. If it has . . . then fix it!

This should be done on a weekly basis, but at least monthly.

WordPress Pilots offer great value technical care packages to cater for those wanting the basics maintained to full Search Engine tweaking and content management. Putting us on the job means you can relax knowing the chances of anything going wrong on your site is greatly diminished from the price of  a cup of coffee a week! 

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So if you are in business with a WordPress website and don’t have time to be an expert in maintenance, click the a button on a column below and get a care package.

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Review

$8.25/Week
$8.25/Week
  • QUARTERLY WRITTEN REPORTS
    with WEEKLY updates and database integrity checks
  • Totally up to date and secured weekly
    Plugins and themes monitored for performance and kept up to date weekly (Number 1 cause of hacks). We will check their operation and update to new plugins, if it is in your best interest. Plus your databases are defragged and repaired.
  • Database and Layout Backups every 3 months
    Off site back-ups of files and databases. If anything happens to your hosting server, your site is recoverable.
  • 3 Month Security Scan
    Scan all WP files for security issues and a written report is supplied showing all updates and work required.
  • SEO & Traffic Monitoring Reports
    Install Google SEO plugin and ensure links with Analytics. SEO report sent to you. Pages are tweaked for SEO based on our report.
  • Tech on call & Support Tasks
    Troubleshoot and fix smaller problems that pop up for no extra. Incase of a bigger issue, we report and quote on disaster recovery if needed. ALL QUOTED WORK IS GIVEN A CONTRACTED CLIENT DISCOUNT!
  • Page content updates
    Sorry, you have to self-manage or pay for this separately, but we give you access to our online training manuals.
  • * This comprehensive service will change in scope and content, to stay flexible as technology changes. The quoted fee is for a twelve month contracted period, payable in Australian Dollars, 10% GST to be added. Invoiced payments are due every 12 months in advance.

Top Cover

$15/Week
$15/Week
  • TOP LEVEL PROTECTION AND TECHNICAL COVER
    SEO & CONTENT UPDATES INCLUDED up to $1600/Year VALUE MONTHLY WRITTEN REPORTS

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  • Totally up to date and secured weekly
    Plugins and themes monitored for performance and kept up to date weekly (Number 1 cause of hacks). We will check their operation and update to new plugins, if it is in your best interest. Plus your databases are defragged and repaired.
  • Database and Layout Backups Monthly
    Off site back-ups of files and databases. If anything happens to your hosting server, your site is recoverable.
  • Monthly Security Scans
    Scan all WP files for security issues and a written report is supplied showing all updates and work required.
  • SEO & Traffic Monitoring Reports
    Install Google SEO plugin and ensure links with Analytics. SEO report sent to you. Pages are tweaked for SEO based on our report.
  • Tech on call & Support Tasks
    Troubleshoot and fix smaller problems that pop up for no extra. Incase of a bigger issue, we report and quote on disaster recovery if needed. ALL QUOTED WORK IS GIVEN A CONTRACTED CLIENT DISCOUNT
  • Page content updates
    Need to change the content of a page or two and do not have time or have forgotten how? Take it easy, just send it to us with instructions and it will be done, no charge!
  • * This comprehensive service will change in scope and content, to stay flexible as technology changes. The quoted fee is for a twelve month contracted period, payable in Australian Dollars, 10% GST to be added. Invoiced payments are due every 12 months in advance. The amount of content changes made are subject to our "fair go" policy.

6 Month Report

$5/Week
$5/Week
  • WRITTEN REPORT TWICE A YEAR
    with WEEKLY updates and database integrity checks.
  • Totally up to date and secured weekly
    Plugins and themes monitored for performance and kept up to date weekly (Number 1 cause of hacks). We will check their operation and update to new plugins, if it is in your best interest. Plus your databases are defragged and repaired.
  • Database and Layout Backup twice/year
    Off site back-ups of files and databases. If anything happens to your hosting server, your site is recoverable.
  • 6 Month Security Scan - written report
    Scan all WP files for security issues and a written report is supplied showing all updates and work required.
  • SEO & Traffic Monitoring Reports
    Sorry but this awesome feature is not available in this package.
  • Tech on call & Support Tasks
    Troubleshoot and fix smaller problems that pop up for no extra. Incase of a bigger issue, we report and quote on disaster recovery if needed. ALL QUOTED WORK IS GIVEN A CONTRACTED CLIENT DISCOUNT
  • Page content updates
    Sorry, you have to self-manage or pay for this separately, but we give you access to our online training manuals.
  • * This comprehensive service will change in scope and content, to stay flexible as technology changes. The quoted fee is for a twelve month contracted period, payable in Australian Dollars, 10% GST to be added. Invoiced payments are due every 12 months in advance.

 

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