Every home needs regular maintenance and security checks. Or else you may find cracks in the foundation or unwanted guests sniffing around your property.
Just like your home, your website needs regular maintenance. As a matter of fact, your website is your online “home”. You want your visitors to enjoy coming to your home but you also want to keep out those who don’t belong. You know like hackers, bots, and sketchy visitors trying to steal your private and sensitive information.
When you have a leak in a faucet, you either get out your wrench to repair it or call a plumber. And if you’re like me, you definitely call a plumber because who has time to investigate a leak.
So what do you do when your website has a broken link or plugins acting crazy because they need to be updated? Or worse… your website gets hacked!
Cleaning up a mess after something goes wrong can be costly. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong or completely fall apart. There’s a better solution that is available called Website Maintenance.
Website maintenance is a prevention service offered to current and past clients with a website developed by Swanked Creative. We take care of everything you need to keep your website performing efficiently and securely.
Investing in a website maintenance package allows you to not only prevent errors on your website but it also helps you stay on top of any problems that come up including broken links, coding errors, lockouts, suspicious activity, etc.
We know that maintaining and updating your website can be time-consuming and not so fun to do. You’d rather spend your time focused on your genius and the way you show up in your business. We offer a range of Website Maintenance packages to assist you in keeping your site up-to-date and make sure everything is running smoothly.
If you do not want a website maintenance plan, you may choose to update your website yourself. I recommend using Updraft Plus or Backup Buddy for backing up your site before making any updates. You should also check with your website host if daily backups are included in your plan.
Follow these steps to access any available updates on your WordPress Site:
- Log in to the Admin Dashboard of your site.
- Hover over the Dashboard link at the top of the screen and click Updates. You may also click the update icon at the top of your admin bar.
- On the Update screen, you will see a list of available updates. Be sure to backup your site before making ANY updates.
- Update your WordPress first. Then, update the theme you are using on your site followed by any plugins.
- Review your site for any issues, changes, or glitches.
Should any issues or glitches arise when you update your site, restore the backup of your site. If you do not have a website maintenance plan, you can contact the support team of the plugin causing the issue.
We are available to provide a website diagnostic. Once we uncover the issue, you will receive a plan of action and an additional invoice to repair the issue. If you need a website diagnostic, you may purchase it here.