Why Your Website Needs a Care Plan: The Importance of Regular Website Maintenance

Your newly created WordPress-powered website is up and running without a hitch. Your clients are finding what they need on it, and it looks nice and fully branded, and it is simple to use. You might believe that after your website is operational, you can take a seat back and unwind. Unfortunately, not all of this is true. Your website requires routine maintenance to function correctly, much like an automobile does. Your website could malfunction if it is not properly cared for and maintained, which would result in frustrated website visitors and lost revenue.

So, why does your WordPress website require ongoing care and maintenance? Let's take a look under the hood of a WordPress website.

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1. Software updates, fixes, and enhancements

WordPress is a sophisticated content management system (CMS) that enables website owners and developers to build unique, feature-rich websites using a variety of themes, plugins, and other applications. But because WordPress is an open-source platform, its code is continuously changing and evolving. This means that consistent upkeep and attention are required to keep your website current with the most recent updates and security patches.

Each time WordPress releases an update or security patch to its core files, or a plugin developer releases an update for the software your website is using, it's important to install these updates promptly. Failure to do so can leave your website vulnerable to security threats, slow down your website's performance, and cause other issues that can negatively impact your visitors' experience on your website.

Our Care Plan services provide regular updates to ensure that your website is always running on the latest software versions. We perform compatibility checks to ensure that all of your plugins are working together seamlessly, and we monitor your website's performance to ensure that it's running smoothly. By keeping your website's software up-to-date, we can help prevent security breaches, improve your website's performance, and ensure that your visitors have the best possible experience on your website. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have about updates, fixes, and enhancements to your website, ensuring that you feel confident in the care and maintenance of your WordPress website.

2. Security

WordPress powers over 40% of all websites on the internet, making it a prime target for hackers and malicious activity. As WordPress is an open-source platform, anyone can view the code and find vulnerabilities. Without ongoing security updates and monitoring, your website could be susceptible to security issues. This could result in your website being hacked, defaced, or even taken offline. Not only would this be damaging to your business's reputation, but it could also result in lost revenue.

Our Care Plan services provide regular security updates, whenever they are available, to help ensure that your website is protected from the latest threats. We use advanced security tools to monitor your website's performance and detect any suspicious activity. In the event of an attack, our team will take immediate action and work to restore your website and remove any malware or viruses. Our team works with the website hosting company and security software providers to ensure that any holes in your website's security are patched as quickly as possible.

3. Performance

Your website's performance is crucial to its success. Slow load times can lead to frustrated customers who will likely leave your site and go elsewhere. Ongoing maintenance tasks can help improve your website's performance. This will not only keep your customers happy but will also improve your website's search engine rankings due to better website page load speed.

Our Care Plan services include ongoing performance optimization to keep your website running smoothly. We analyze your website's speed and make necessary adjustments to ensure that it loads quickly and efficiently. Our team also removes unnecessary plugins and optimizes the database to improve your website's performance.

4. Compatibility

WordPress is regularly updating its core software and plugins, which can sometimes lead to compatibility issues. If your website is not regularly updated and maintained, you may find that certain features or functions stop working. Plugins and software also experience compatibility issues when one software update is not compatible with your website code, or another plugin or theme in your website. Testing software updates on a staging site before updating in a live environment always helps us ensure your website continues to function as expected. This could lead to a poor user experience and lost business.

Our Care Plan services provide regular updates to your WordPress core software and plugins to ensure that they are always compatible with each other. We follow a specific process to ensure the least amount of issues or downtime for your website. This prevents compatibility issues from arising and ensures that your website is always functioning at its best.

4. Backups

What would happen if your website crashed or was hacked? Or maybe you forgot to renew your website hosting bill. Without regular backups, you could lose all of your data and content. Ongoing backups ensure that you always have a copy of your website and can quickly restore it if anything goes wrong.

Our Care Plan services provide regular backups of your website to ensure that you always have a copy of your data and content. We store your backups securely offsite, so you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure.

5. Website Support

WordPress is one of the simplest website editing tools available online, despite being a complicated platform with lots of moving parts, thanks to its user-friendly features and intuitive layout. However, in the event that something goes wrong, it's critical to have timely, effective assistance from someone who is familiar with WordPress. We provide continuous care services so you can get access to knowledgeable assistance anytime you need it. If you have any concerns or need assistance resolving a problem, our team is always here to help. Want to update your website with something new? Our team is prepared and eager to offer you choices for adding interactive elements to your website as well. With our Care Plan services, you can rest assured that your website is always up and running smoothly and that you have the support you need to keep your business running smoothly online.

6. Training

Managing your website content and making updates to your website should be easy and stress-free. That's why we offer our Care Plan customers access to WordPress training services. All you need is an internet connection and a website browser on a computer or even a mobile device. As a website care plan subscriber, you'll find a video library right in your website dashboard that can help you learn the basics of WordPress and provide you with tips on how to make the most out of your website. We also provide custom training videos, created just for your unique website, so that you can get comfortable making updates and managing the website content we have created specifically for you, quickly and easily.

7. Premium Software Plugins License Keys

Premium plugins in a WordPress website are powerful tools that can enhance the functionality and user experience of your website. These plugins come with advanced features, customizations, and support that cannot be found in free plugins. Some common functions that premium plugins offer include contact forms, e-commerce solutions, social media integration, search engine optimization (SEO), security, and many more.

It's important to note that using premium plugins can add up over time, especially if you have multiple websites or require licenses for multiple users. This is where our website Care Plan services come in. We understand that maintaining a website can be costly, which is why we offer to cover the cost of most premium software license keys used to build your website. As long as you are on a Care Plan with us, you can rest easy knowing that you will have access to all the premium plugins you need to keep your website running smoothly and efficiently. So, whether it's providing security updates or keeping your plugins up to date, we've got you covered.

Let RVTS Take Care of Your Website

Ongoing care and website maintenance are essential to the success of your WordPress website. Not only does it protect your website from security threats, but it also ensures that your website is performing at its best and is on top of technology. There's no need to worry as you have a team of experienced WordPress designers and developers at your side. By investing in ongoing maintenance services, you can focus on running your business while leaving the technical details to the experts.

At RVT Solutions, we offer website maintenance and care plan services that include security updates, performance optimization, compatibility checks, backups, support, training and more. Check out our website care plan services and let us take care of your WordPress website, so you can focus on what really matters - growing your business.


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