Every so often, WordPress needs to make some upgrades to their free Content Management System platform. When that happens it is important to make the time and upgrade the software.
- If your website is not hosted with a WordPress host, we’ll be glad to upgrade to the last secure upgrade which we recommend to keep your site secure. During the upgrade, we will backup and make any minor tweaks if necessary up to a half-hour.
What Does a WordPress Tune-Up Cost?
To keep WordPress working like the finely honed machine that it is, there is some site maintenance we recommend you do frequently. Consider it the oil change you need once every 1000 miles. The cost of the WordPress Tune-up in one-time $89 US and includes a tune-up for one WordPress installation.
What Does WordPress Tune-Up Include?
- Backup your database – contains all content from pages and posts
- Backup your entire Website – (including theme) Stored on our file storing program.
- Check for Broken Links
- Scan for Malware
- Upgrade WordPress Security – as new versions are released
- Update WordPress Plug-ins
- Empty Comment Spam & Trash
- Reviewing any bug or appearance fixes
*Beyond basic fixes we will let you know if there are major breaks that will require additional programming. If they are beyond your budget or you do not wish us to make these changes we will return your website to its original state and refund your fee.
Upgrading WordPress is very important:
- Security – WordPress is an open-source software and over time can be vulnerable to attacks. But all of these updates, both minor and large, fill those holes and improve the security of your site. This is critical and that’s why it’s so important to stay updated on everything, including your plugins.
- Feature Improvements – Yes, not only does the team working on WordPress create some awesome new features, or improve the look and ease-of-use, they do many things on the back end to make it work better and faster.
But, should you update every time? That is a personal preference as when you update it might cause minor issues like plugins not working, design issues, etc. But these are rare and can usually be fixed quickly. Plugin authors tend to keep their plugins up-to-date as well to make sure they work with the latest WordPress.
If you would like to upgrade your WordPress yourself, you can. Before you do, be sure you follow these directions:
Back up everything. WordPress has two parts, your database and WordPress files, including your design theme and plugins. Your database is most important, it holds all your content: your pages, your posts, the heart and soul of your blog. It also might store some basic information on your theme or plugins. There are plugins that you can install to help this.