Who’s Maintaining Your WordPress Site?

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Many business owners choose WordPress for their website because it’s well known and easy to use. What some people don’t realize is that WordPress requires routine maintenance. Fortunately, you are not alone. Web management companies like Magna Technology offer maintenance services to ensure your site is always secure, fast and flawless.

Once your website is live, it will need the following types of maintenance:

Daily: Website Backups

One of the best ways to keep your website safe is by doing daily backups. They only take a few minutes, so there’s no excuse not to do them.

Here are the key benefits to backing up your site:

  • Prevent data loss
  • Protect data from human error
  • Reverse problems during updates
  • Offer protection from hackers
  • Fix malware issues

Weekly: Add New Content

Adding fresh content is one of the best ways to ensure your site is continually noticed by Google and ranked accordingly. Plus, content gives people a reason to visit your site and helps you build an active community.

We recommend adding content once a week to keep your site updated. The easiest way to do this is with a blog. All content formats add value – videos, infographics, long-form content, interviews with industry experts, etc.

Monthly: Delete Spam Comments, Check Stats, Check Links

At least once a month, you should delete spam comments. You can delete them at once to save time. As long as you have a spam blocker installed, most spam comments should be filtered out. Still, it’s important to keep an eye on those that slip through.

Each month, you should also check stats and links. Website analytics tell you where your visitors are coming from and how they’re finding you. It’s also important to make sure that all links are working properly.

Every Three Months: Update WordPress

Update WordPress every three months. This ensures your site is fast and secure, plus compatible with modern tools. WordPress updates not only fix bugs and other issues but also offer new features and functionalities. Updates only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Every Six Months

Twice a year, these tasks should be addressed as well:

  • Refresh outdated elements on your site
  • Resubmit your site to Google
  • Clean out old plugins
  • Delete old graphics and images
  • Optimize web pages and CSS
  • Manage site comments
  • Renew SSL certificates
  • Ensure SEO friendliness

Technology Offers White-Glove Web Management Solutions

Website maintenance is an ongoing process. It can get confusing and tedious, which is why most people hire a website management company to help out. Magna Technology is a full-service website management, development and consultant company that goes above and beyond for our clients. Our web management services are extensive and include daily backups, 24-hour site monitoring, monthly reporting and more. Anything you need is only a phone call away. Let us take care of you so that you can take care of your customers!