WordPress Updates, Backups & Security

The foundation of WordPress maintenance includes three basic components: WordPress updates, backups and security. All WordPress websites will need a strategy for each of these areas as they are critical to the longevity and health of the website.

WordPress Updates

WordPress Updates

Clients need to understand that owning a WordPress website means a commitment to keeping WordPress, and all themes or plugins installed on the site updated. Updates are important and can’t be overlooked or put off, and someone needs to be in charge of running updates as soon as new versions are released. An out-of-date WordPress site makes it vulnerable to security issues as version releases often have security patches.

WordPress usually releases major updates to the core software twice a year, with minor updates released periodically to patch security vulnerabilities. WordPress themes and plugins also require updates, which are sporadic and unpredictable.

Updates need to to be applied as quickly as possible to WordPress websites, whether it’s to WordPress core or to WordPress themes and plugins. When updates are neglected, WordPress websites can become vulnerable.When updates are neglected, WordPress websites can become vulnerable.. That’s why it’s important to keep WordPress core, all themes and plugins up-to-date and running the latest version.

WordPress Backups

All WordPress websites need a solid WordPress backup solution. WordPress doesn’t have a built-in backup solution, clients need to be aware that ongoing backups are necessary for protecting their investment. For especially active websites such as e-commerce websites or for websites that frequently add new content, backups need to be made on a frequent basis, in scheduled intervals.

A WordPress website with lots of content updates might want a database backup once a day at a minimum and a full, complete backup weekly. Sites with fewer updates might not need such frequent backups, but they should still have regularly scheduled, full-site backups with backup files stored off-site.

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WordPress Security

WordPress websites are specifically targeted by bots and hackers, so all WordPress sites need an ongoing WordPress security strategy. By implementing WordPress security best practices, Clients can some extra peace of mind.

Monitoring WordPress security and ensuring full recovery is a critical WordPress maintenance service. It’s important to secure WordPress websites while ensuring they are performing at the highest possible level.

Website security is an area that should never be ignored, especially for WordPress websites.Without a good security strategy, you open up your website to be vulnerable to any and all WordPress hacks and known WordPress security issues.

A good WordPress security strategy includes:

  1. Keeping WordPress core, plugins and themes updated to the latest version.
  2. Removing unused plugins and themes.
  3. Using good WordPress password security for user accounts, especially administrator accounts.
  4. Enabling WordPress two-factor authentication for enhanced security
  5. Removing the default ‘admin’ username.
  6. Only downloading plugins and themes from trusted, reputable sources.

Why WordPress Maintenance is Important?

With a website maintenance retainer, we’ll ensure your shiny, happy, new website continues to perform well for you and your users. You’ll save money in the long term and protect your current investment by doing ongoing maintenance, testing, and iterative improvements. It means you won’t have to do a major ground-up redesign of your site because it will never fall out of date.

Many WordPress website owners neglect WordPress maintenance which results in:

  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Increased page loading time
  • Poor user experience
  • Declining search engine rankings

Our WordPress Maintenance Pricing


FeaturesBasic - WordPress & Plugins Only
One Time Maintenance $375+GSTEconomy

$225+GST (3 Months Subscription)

$300+GST (3 Months Subscription)

$750+GST (3 Months Subscription)
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WordPress BackupOnce OnlyOnce OnlyWeeklyWeeklyDaily
WordPress Version UpgradeOnce OnlyOnce OnlyMonthlyWeeklyWeekly
Plugin UpgradesOnce OnlyOnce OnlyMonthlyFortnightlyWeekly
Theme / Template UpgradeOnce OnlyMonthlyMonthlyWeekly
Installation & Configuring of iThemes Security PluginPremium Version(Subscription valid for 1 year) Free VersionFree VersionPremium Version(Subscription valid for 1 year)
Security ScanningOnce OnlyMonthlyWeeklyDaily
Website Optimization - Make sure the site loads within less than 3 seconds--
On-Call Website SupportUp To 30 Minutes within a Month periodUp To 30 Minutes Per MonthUpto 1 Hour Per MonthUpto 2 Hours Per Month
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for 1 year---
If Paying for 6 Months
If Paying for 12 MonthsN/A$600+GST$840+GST$2400+GST

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