WordPress Care

Taking the hassle out of maintaining a WordPress powered website

The zero-stress way to keep your WordPress site secure, backed up and up to date.

Keeping a WordPress website running smoothly and securely can take time and effort that could be better spent on producing content or running your business. That’s where WordPress Care comes in. With reports sent directly to you on a monthly basis or on-demand, you’ll always know what’s going on with your site.

Starting from just £35 a month, WordPress Care takes the hassle out of keeping your site running smoothly by allowing someone else to take care of the repetitive and often mundane tasks of updating plugins, running security checks and scanning your site for vulnerabilities. It also offers remote backups, up-time monitoring and safe updates where I test all updates on a development version of your site before applying them to the live version, so you can be sure the updates and your site will work, first time every time.

WordPress Care In Detail

Site Backups

Backups are performed automatically and are stored on 3 separate servers located in Germany, New York and Singapore. This means in the event of your site breaking and needing to be restored, there will always be a working copy available.

Backups are performed either daily, weekly or monthly and can be restored within hours of a system failure or on-demand.

Up-time Monitoring

Your website will be pinged by the backup servers every 5 minutes, or at greater intervals, if requested. This checks to ensure your site is still online and accessible. In the event that a ping fails, the system will automatically try again at 1-minute intervals for a further 5 minutes. If your site is back online within this time, great! The uptime is logged and reported. If your site is still not responding, an automatic email and text are sent directly to me (and you if you wish) alerting me to the downtime so I can get to work fixing it and bringing your site back online.

Automatic Updates (Including SAFE)

Your websites minor plugins and unactivated themes are updated automatically on a daily basis. All major plugins and active themes are updated once a week (or as required for security). These major plugins and themes are updated by a real person and your site is manually checked to ensure everything still works.

SAFE updates are used for major site updates, including WordPress and WooCommerce updates. These can take a little longer as the update is first applied to a clone of your site and checked. A full backup of your site is then taken before the updates are performed on your live website. These are again done by a real person and checked to ensure nothing breaks.

Performance Checks

Your website is scanned for performance issues which include looking into your sites cache, loading speed, and overall performance. Issues are highlighted in your report and any issue that can be resolved in under an hour is automatically taken care of for you.

Advanced performance checks involve looking deeper into your site and rooting out more complex issues that may be having a negative impact on your website’s performance.

Security Checks

Your website will be scanned for security vulnerabilities. This includes analysing your plugins and themes for potential security threats. All security patches will be tested and applied to your site without any intervention from you. Any security vulnerabilities that are identified and require a custom fix will also be taken care of.

Advanced security checks involve looking deeper at your overall setup including your hosting settings, SSL certificates and core security setup.

Managed Comments

Comments on your sites posts and pages are automatically managed by a real person. They will either be approved, deleted or reported for spam with steps taken to limit reoccurring spam.

Comments can also be replied to if required or highlighted to you for a more personal reply.

Content Updates

WordPress Care and Care + entitles you to either 1 or 3 content updates a month. These updates can include swapping out images, posting blogs, amending site copy or a variety of other things. The updated content is supplied to me along with your guidelines and is usually actioned within 24 hours.

Reporting

You’ll receive a weekly / monthly report which details everything that has been done on your website, including manual work performed. The report also includes a summary of outstanding security and performance issues along with a basic overview of your website’s traffic.

Reports are automatically sent out on a Monday morning either weekly or monthly, but can also be generated on request.

SEO Rank Checking

Your website’s position within Google is checked on a weekly basis for the keywords you’ve selected. The data is shown in your report to help you understand where you are sitting in search results for any specific search term. Recommendations on how to improve these results can be provided on request.

Broken Link Monitoring

Your website will be scanned weekly (or on demand) for broken links. These are links that either direct a user to a 404 error page or direct a user to a website that no longer exists. These links will be automatically fixed where possible for you and details provided in your report. Some links may require information from you about where they should now point to or if they should be removed.

Why You Need WordPress Care

IF yOUR SITE IS POWERED BY WORDPRESS, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE IT

Did you know that WordPress powers around 28% of the internet? That means it’s likely every third website you visit is a WordPress one.  This has made the platform a major target for hackers and the more malicious types. Lucky for us, WordPress does a great job at patching bugs, plugging security holes and making sites run faster. Unfortunately, these fixes rely on the site owner applying them to have any effect.

Most business owners don’t have the time, ability or inclination to monitor and stay on top of these daily updates. That’s where WordPress Care comes in. Even if you install the latest WordPress yourself, update your themes and plugins, there’s still the chance something will break. WordPress care deals with all this for you, in a safe and secure environment, fully testing all updates with your site before rolling them out to ensure compatibility.

WordPress Maintenance, Support & Backups Without The Big Price Tag

Hiring a WordPress developer to fix one off issues or apply updates as required can be expensive, with hourly rates ranging from between £50 and £100 in most cases. Keeping your site backed up can be just as expensive, with many services charging by the GB. My WordPress Care service takes all that extra expense away. For one low, monthly cost, you can have a WordPress expert with over 10 years experience ready to do the heavy lifting.

I’m sure you’ll sleep better at night knowing your site is fully backed up and being monitored 24 hours a day.

"Superb audit with real insights. Dan really got to know the company and what we do and was able to tailor the SEO audit to our business needs. The on going support to tick off the recommendations was brilliant and we’re already seeing results. Worth every penny and highly recommended."

Matthew Davies
Sterling Training

"Couldn’t have asked for better service and support. Dan was there when we needed help and went above and beyond to rebuild our site after a rogue web developer tried to trash it. We’ve recommended Dan to several others and will continue to work with him on our online presence and digital marketing strategy."

Dylan Roberts
Optimum Training Solutions

"Dan decluttered and restructured my website and helped me to devise a comprehensive SEO strategy. He is a great communicator and very professional. I have seen massive increase in website clicks and improved organic ranking. Thanks Dan!"

Steven Wang
Wing Chun Singapore

"Really pleased with the new design for our site, it works perfectly and our clients love it. Also couldn’t ask for someone more professional to support our business with it’s IT. Nothing is ever too much trouble."

Andrew Mitchell
Now Hosting

"Excellent job setting up the website for our maritime museum and showing us how to update it – Thanks!"

Robert Cadwalader
Porthmadog Maritime Museum

"We we’re debating if we needed someone to look at our SEO or not for a long time, and after reaching out to Dan we decided to have a go and see what could be done. We were not disappointed. We worked with Dan for several months on our websites performance and made some drastic changes that we weren’t convinced about initially, but the results speak for them selves. Our site visits are up nearly 40% and our conversion rate has drastically improved… all without running expensive ads. Thank you Dan!"

Christopher Wright
Go North Wales

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