Why Do I Need Ongoing Maintenance & Support for My Website?
As the internet continues to evolve, websites have become an essential part of any business. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine any company operating without a website. WordPress, one of the most popular content management systems in the world, powers over 40% of websites on the internet. However, with great power comes great responsibility. WordPress websites need ongoing maintenance, including regular updates of security-related plugins, monthly plugin reviews, updates on a staging environment before updating on the live site, and PHP updates.
WordPress websites are constantly under threat from hackers, malware, and other online threats. This is why it is essential to update security-related plugins as soon as they become available. These updates fix known security vulnerabilities and prevent hackers from exploiting them to gain unauthorized access to your website. Without these updates, your website is vulnerable to attacks, which can lead to data breaches, loss of revenue, and damage to your brand reputation.
At Daley Design, we provide ongoing maintenance for WordPress websites we have custom designed and developed, including security-related plugin updates within 48 hours of release. We understand the importance of keeping your website secure and up-to-date, which is why we prioritize security-related updates. Our team of experts constantly monitors security updates for all plugins used on our clients’ websites and deploys them as soon as they become available.
In addition to security-related plugin updates, we also provide monthly plugin reviews and updates. Plugins are an essential part of WordPress websites, and they add a wide range of functionalities, such as contact forms, social media sharing buttons, and more. However, these plugins can also introduce security vulnerabilities, compatibility issues, and performance problems. That’s why it’s important to review and update plugins regularly.
Our team conducts monthly plugin reviews to identify any plugins that need to be updated or removed. We ensure that all plugins are compatible with the latest version of WordPress and other plugins used on the website. We also check for any performance issues caused by plugins and optimize them for better website performance.
Updating plugins on a live website can be risky, as it can cause compatibility issues, performance problems, and even website downtime. That’s why we always perform updates on a staging environment before updating on the live site. A staging environment is a copy of the live website, where updates can be tested without affecting the live site. This ensures that the updates are compatible with the website, and any issues can be identified and fixed before they affect the live site.
At Daley Design, we follow a strict protocol when it comes to updating WordPress websites. First, we create a backup of the live site and test it on a staging environment. Then, we update all plugins and test them on the staging environment. Once we are confident that the updates are working correctly, we deploy them to the live site. This ensures that updates are applied safely and with minimal disruption to the website.
Finally, we also provide PHP updates for WordPress websites. PHP is the programming language used to power WordPress and other web applications. PHP updates include bug fixes, security patches, and performance improvements. Keeping PHP up-to-date is important for website security and performance. However, updating PHP can also cause compatibility issues with WordPress and plugins.
Our team of experts understands the complex relationship between WordPress, plugins, and PHP. We ensure that all updates are applied in the correct order, and any compatibility issues are identified and fixed before they affect the website. We also perform compatibility tests before and after updates to ensure that the website is functioning correctly.
In conclusion, ongoing maintenance for WordPress websites is essential to ensure website security, performance, and compatibility. At Daley Design, we provide comprehensive maintenance services, including security-related plugin updates within 48 hours, monthly plugin reviews and updates, testing on a staging environment before updating on the live site, and PHP updates. Our team of experts ensures that all updates are applied.
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While website security is essential, it can also be costly. Implementing security measures, maintaining updates, and hiring dedicated support staff can all add up, especially for small to medium-sized businesses.
Hiring Daley Design can provide a cost-effective solution to website security. By outsourcing website security to a professional team, you can save time and money while ensuring that your website is protected against cyber threats.
If you’re looking for a professional and secure WordPress website for your small to medium-sized business, look no further than Daley Design. With years of experience in WordPress security and website development, we can help protect your business from cyber threats while providing a user-friendly and visually appealing website. Contact us today to get started and take the first step towards a secure and successful online presence.