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The Short Version

We know WordPress, we rock at what we do, and we have your back. With our WordPress Care services, you won’t have to worry about your site having trouble, and will be able to focus on your actual business instead. If your site does have trouble, we’ll bail you out. Pure and simple.

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The Long Version

WordPress is a great content management system and website platform. It’s simple to install, and you don’t need to be a designer or developer to make it work.

Some site owners assume using WordPress means you can set it and forget it, but unfortunately that’s not the case. Just like you need to change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles (or more, depending on the vehicle), and replace your tires from time to time, your WordPress site requires regular maintenance, too.

If you want your WordPress site to run smoothly and securely, and attract the targeted traffic you want, there are minimum maintenance requirements.

Backups

backups

“Back up early and often” is good advice, whether it’s a Word document or your website. It’s not something you can depend on your hosting company for.

WordPress needs two types of backups — the database, and the site. The database includes WordPress, plugins, themes, and all the other behind-the-scenes information that makes everything work. The site includes your content.

How often should you back up? That depends on how often you add new content. If you’re adding new content daily, you should back up daily. If you’re only adding new content once a month, you don’t need to back up as often.

A backup that you control (in other words, not on your hosting company’s servers) can save your bacon in case:

  • your website is hacked
  • your host gets hacked
  • the server fails
  • you want to move your site to a new host

Updates

updates

Periodically, developers will release updates for plugins, themes, and even WordPress itself. Some will address security issues while others will add or improve functionality. Still other updates are necessary for that plugin or theme to work smoothly with updates in WordPress.

Regular updates are important for your site’s security, and to keep it running smoothly.

Site Security

security

Like a lock on the door and an alarm system for a physical business, your web business needs to be secured against intruders as well. Security measures need to be updated on a regular basis as technology changes.

There are two types of security maintenance — the first hardens and protects your site in advance, making harder for the hackers and scammers to break in. The second cleans up afterwards, in the event of a security issue.

Load Speed and Search Results

site load speed

Google uses page load speed in its algorithms, so if your site — or a page on it — loads slowly, you’ll be penalized in your search rankings. Just like your car needs a periodic tune-up to make it hum along, so does your WordPress site.

A knowledgeable specialist will speed your site by cleaning up the underlying programming code and eliminating conflicts. Once that’s done, properly setting up a site caching system will load the pages in the browser even more quickly.

Uptime Monitoring

monitoring

Imagine if you had a bricks-and-mortar business. You come in to open up the shop in the morning, but in a forgetful moment, you lock the door behind you and leave the sign turned to “Closed.”

By the end of the day, you’ve been in the shop ready for business and not one customer has set foot in the store.

That’s what it’s like when your site goes down, except often you’re not even aware. You think everything’s fine, and then you wonder why nobody signed up for your newsletter, or bought anything.

What We Offer

Beginning at only $17.50/month for a starter plan (when paid annually), UseStrict offers three levels of care services:

  • Pro focuses on security, with regular backups and security hardening on monitoring.
  • Business adds performance improvements, including page load speed
  • Enterprise includes all of that, plus uptime monitoring.

As an added bonus, the Business and Enterprise plans include discounts on development work. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of each plan:

  • Pro
  • From $17.50/mo*
  • Starter package
  • Monthly Site + Weekly Database Backups
  • Weekly Updates to Plugins, Themes + WordPress
  • Security Hardening
  • Sucuri Integration
  • Performance Speedup
  • CloudFlare Integration
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Get it Now!
    Monthly | Yearly
  • Business
  • From $35/mo*
  • Intermediate package
  • Weekly Site + Database Backups
  • Weekly Updates to Plugins, Themes + WordPress
  • Security Hardening
  • Sucuri Integration
  • Performance Speedup
  • CloudFlare Integration
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Get it Now!
    Monthly | Yearly
  • Enterprise
  • From $52.50/mo*
  • Professional package
  • Daily Site + Database Backups
  • Weekly Updates to Plugins, Themes + WordPress
  • Security Hardening
  • Sucuri Integration
  • Performance Speedup
  • CloudFlare Integration
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Get it Now!
    Monthly | Yearly

 

* When paid annually.