A WordPress maintenance service is critical for your online success

Visitors and Google appreciate a website that's in good condition, updated regularly, error-free and well designed. It creates a much better user experience.

What is WordPress website maintenance?

WordPress website maintenance keeps your website running smoothly, fixes errors, updates systems to add features and protects from unwanted hackers. You will also want to keep your information and the look and feel of your website up to date to make it more attractive to potential customers. WordPress maintenance is much like looking after a car. It’s important to service your car, put fuel in it, fix broken parts, tidy it and even add new features, like snow tyres in the winter. If you want your car to go faster, then it will need a tune-up or even a new engine – just like your website!

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Why is WordPress maintenance important?

For those websites built on the WordPress CMS platform, there are essential updates needed to keep your website running smoothly.  WordPress regularly makes updates to the core CMS system. Plugin developers update their 3rd party functionality, and the theme design needs to be updated to accommodate the core and plugin updates.

It is important that your site is up to date, predominantly for security reasons. If your site gets hacked, Google may remove you from the search results and your brand can become damaged. Keeping your site in good condition gives a better user experience and Google prefers sites that work. Updating WordPress keeps your website bug-free and adds features.

Updating the core CMS and plugins can be done from the admin dashboard. Updating a theme is more difficult. Simply clicking ‘update’ can sometimes break functionality. This is because the WP core system, the plugins and the theme/design all need to be in sync together. If something is updated and the other part is not updated, it will break.  We have robust backups in place before an update. If it doesn’t play ball, we fix there and then, and test. We also are alerted to imminent WordPress security threats and take action as necessary. To top this off, we add other features listed below based on your plan.

Please note, this service does not cover client requests. Alternative packages are available for website change requests.

Areas to update

  • Core WP CMS system
  • Plugins from 3rd party developers
  • Theme design and functionality

Update benefits

  • More features
  • Fewer errors
  • Lower risk of hacking
  • Better user experience
  • Faster user experience
  • Better website performance
  • The above leads to more sales
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Solve offer ongoing or one-off WordPress maintenance packages

The ongoing package means that we will regularly update your site so that your website continues to work seamlessly on our/your servers.  The more functionality a WordPress site has, the more time needed to make updates to that website. See individual services below.

Plugin Updates

Adds features, keeps your website running smoothly and reduces risk of hacking

Core CMS Updates

Adds features, keeps your website running smoothly and reduces risk of hacking

Theme Updates

Keeps the site design and functionality aligned with the CMS and plugin updates

Security Updates

Systems put in place to prevent brute force attacks and other security weaknesses

SSL Error Fixing

SSL errors will be fixed

Speed Tweaks

WordPress is inherently heavy with lots of files. Let alone your large images. In short, speed will help user experience and Google rankings

Monitor Downtime

If your site goes down, Solve will respond and get your website back up at no extra cost*

Ongoing image speed optimisation

Images need to be optimised for speed to help give a better user experience

Link & Error Check

Find and report broken links and errors

Google Analytics Setup

Google Analytics gives us valuable information about your website. It highlights traffic, errors and much more. We install and provide access

Google Search Console

Google Search Console gives us valuable information about your website. This highlights errors, hack alerts, suggested improvements and much more. We install, monitor and provide access.

CDN

A CDN or Content Delivery Network can help speed up your site and provide an extra layer of security against a hack. Basic and Pro versions are available

Custom design, layout & content changes

This falls under our web design services. Although we do offer ongoing client request packages for a known monthly retainer.
Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Affordable website maintenance pricing

Choose from one of our three plans or contact us to cherry-pick services

Basic WP Maintenance Plan

£35

/month
  • Regular plugin updates*
  • WordPress core updates
  • Update theme (Limited)
  • Daily backups*
  • Critical security updates

  • Added website security
  • Monitor for downtime & fix*
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Standard WP Maintenance Plan

£55

/month
  • Regular plugin updates*
  • WordPress core updates
  • Update theme*
  • Daily backups*
  • Critical security updates

  • Added website security
  • Monitor for downtime & fix*
  • Ongoing image speed optimisation
  • Website speed optimisation

  • PHP Check*
  • SSL check/fix*
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eCommerce WP Maintenance Plan

£75

/month
  • Regular plugin updates*
  • WordPress core updates
  • Update theme*
  • Daily backups*
  • Critical security updates

  • Added website security
  • Monitor for downtime & fix*
  • Ongoing image speed optimisation
  • Website speed optimisation

  • PHP Check*
  • SSL check/fix*

  • Additional eCommerce updates and checks after any updates
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*Must be on our servers
**Pay yearly or monthly by Direct Debit
***Plugin & Theme updates only if the developers still support them
If the client adds plugins that we are unaware of, we must be notified.

This maintenance service does not include client requests or cover damage caused by site admins or hackers.

We will need the following details to get started:

  • WordPress logins – Full administrator
  • Domain name logins – We do not need to move the domain
  • GA / GSC logins – We can set this up if you do not have them
  • Hosting logins – We can work on your servers. Although to offer the best service, hosting on our 100% renewable energy servers is advisable.