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Ongoing WordPress Support Services: Why You Badly Need It
When we say maintenance it’s your mechanic knocking on your doorstep for your next oil change. Unlike a car that has moving mechanical and electrical parts, it’s logical to think that it has parts for wear and tear. But why does this non physical item such as your website needs maintenance? Imagine your mobile bank application, we all know hackers target these kinds of applications as well as your phone. If the developers of your phone and the mobile bank application didn’t take their time to counter and improve their apps, would you still do transactions with the mobile bank application?
It is the same for your WordPress website, developers fix bugs, improve their codes, adding new features and all that geeky stuff. Every time they release new bug fixes or security updates, you need to update your WordPress files, plugins and themes. Keeping up with these updates is like regularly getting a shave or shining your leather Armani shoes. Take a few minutes of your time and take a look at your website… Are you giving it the love it deserves for your customers?
What would happen if I did not maintain my WordPress Website?
If you go too long between updates or have been putting setting them aside for some other priorities because you are overwhelmed with the amount of work that goes into regular updates, your site begins to show signs of neglect. Here are some of the scenarios that could happen with a neglected website.
Website Maintenance is an Investment not an Expense
Now that we have visualize what it looks like with an outdated and neglected website, we can say that implementing a well maintained WordPress website is worth it, of course it must be done properly and in a regular basis. Like an electricity bill that needs to be taken care of in a monthly basis. It’s inevitable to do maintenance just for a month or skip a month or so, like the electricity bill once we haven’t paid it we do not have any electricity. There is a lot things that can happen in a month that you may have not foreseen like hacks or malware infection, major updates on your WordPress files and so on. So what are the areas that needs to be regularly checked? Glad you asked… building a solid overview of things will have a clear guideline on what it is to have a proper and well maintained WordPress website. Below are some of the basic tasks that needs to be done in a regular basis.
WordPress Plugins, Core Files and Themes Update
Keeping your WordPress files, installed plugins and themes up to date is like trimming the bushes or shining your Louis Vuitton Leather Shoes. Schedule your updates and always all functionalities of your site after the updates.
WordPress Plugin Audit and Cleanups
Unused plugins can store up space in your web host, it’ll also add up to the things that you need to update. So it’s a part of maintenance to take time to analyze if the plugin is still in active development and delete the unused plugins.
Security and Performance Analysis
The word Analysis is enough to dig in and oversee wether your site is performing the best security against hackers and it’s running to it’s optimum performance.
Database Cleanup and Optimization
The database is like a warehouse of all the information that shows on your website, every new posts, pages, products and etc are saved in the database. So we need to clean our database to load all the data faster and organized.
Cross Browser Front End Testing
Visitors don’t use just Google Chrome or Safari. Testing your website with famous browsers after updates is important. Consistency throughout the different kind of browsers and their functionality must be part of your maintenance routine.
Daily Third-Party Backup
Creating backups within your host is like dumping rotten tomatoes inside your warehouse. If ever you had issues on your site and needed to restore a backup, it’s better to get it from a safe and clean place rather than the same hosting server.
Unused Media Cleaning
Spam Comments Cleaning
You are definitely aware that everyday more than 20-30 SPAM comments are posting in your site’s different posts. And if you do not delete these spam comments then database size going heavy day after day. So to have database size lighter you have to remove unnecessary spam comments.
Give love to your business website and harvest the benefits.