At the end of our website design process we discuss ongoing maintenance with our clients because it is important to keep your wordpress software up to date. We offer our clients monthly maintenance packages to continue maintaining and up dating their software as WordPress grows and develops. If you’re interested in hiring someone to manage and run these updates for you, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].
As technology continually becomes more a part of our daily lives we experience software updates on an almost continual basis. In fact, we experience so many updates that we almost don’t even notice them anymore. Some people set their updates on the phones to run at night while they are asleep, while others like myself kick the updates off every morning as part of my getting ready routine.
So if we know that updates for things like our beloved phones are important, then why do we not keep our WordPress websites current. I’ve heard excuses that range all over the board when it comes to keeping website software up to date. Everything from it’s too complicated, to it seems like a waste of time, to I don’t have enough time (If this is your issue email us at [email protected] & we will take care of this for you with a monthly maintenance package).
Here are the 2 main reasons to keep your wordpress install up to date:
- Security – keeping you wordpress install up to date, squashes bugs, closes loopholes, and eliminates backdoors that allow unwanted intruders to gain access to your website. There are many things unwanted intruders can do that would harm your business, including posting unwanted possibly vulgar or malicious content on your website. And even emailing your customer base with similar content and leaving a trail of how their information was obtained. It’s important to protect your customer data and in many businesses these days it’s required by federal law enforcement agencies.
- New Features – WordPress is a great tool to build your website & in moving from an older platform you will love all the new features wordpress will give you. To continue to get new features you must keep your website up to date. These days the use of technology speeds up our daily lives in ways 20 years ago we would have only dreamed of. Not keeping your website up to date and not getting these new features implemented into your site will stagnate your website and will cause your company to stop being on the front end of technology. If you don’t update your site for a long enough time functionalities that used to work will stop working and your site will drop to the back end of the technological edge.
So how do you go about keeping your wordpress website up to date? You are welcome to take the time to regularly login into your website and run these updates. The main reason we see people not doing this is because of time restrictions. That’s where we can help. Just email us at [email protected] and we can get you set up with a monthly maintenance package that fits your budget. Having a monthly maintenance package with us will allow you to keep your site secure, up to date, and backed up without you ever having to lift a finger. It really is the best possible way to keep your wordpress website maintained.