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Simple Maintenance

Monthly WordPress Maintenance

Simple maintenance service for $10 a month per site, in conjunction with your registration to VaultPress (Lite Plan). VaultPress provides a daily backup of your site, I will keep your site up to date, with the latest releases of WordPress and the plugins you are using. I also make a verified working copy of your site. This insures you have a working version of your site to restore to even if all your backups are corrupted.

What’s included:

  • Updates to WordPress
  • Updates to Plugins – I keep a list of what you have so I can watch for extra security updates
  • Updates to Themes
  • Verified backup of your site done every 1 – 3 months depending on the updates to your site
  • Restores to a working version if your site breaks

What’s not included:

  • Fixing your site due to bad Plugins or Themes
  • Repairing your site due to a breach in security or a hack
  • Fixing a site broken for any reason

If something happens to your site I will make an assessment, and either offer to restore it, or let you know approximately how much time might be involved to fix the issue. Time once approved is billed at the Maintenance package rate.

If there is a major update for a Themes or Plugin that require more than typical time & steps to update that plugin or theme (a major update), you will be contacted and given the information to make an informed decision on how you want to proceed. These types of updates are not included in the package and happen rarely, but do happen.

I also am happy to do some one time tweaks to your site during the monthly update process. These are things that are quick to do, and not necessary each month. Think 10 minutes or less. Some examples:

  • Clean out your spam comments
  • Clean out your old emails
  • Fix a bad link or two
  • Update your menu
  • Add a new email address
  • Other things …

These are not included, but something I’m happy to gift you with, they are decided on a case by case, month by month basis, based on the amount of time involved each month. Email me on what you need anytime and I’m happy to let you know if I can include it on my next update.

I’d be happy to host your site on my shared server if your site is on the lower bandwidth / space end, for no additional cost. If / When I determine or you request it, I’m happy to move your site to your choice of a hosting provider at no charge. If you are not sure what your needs are, I’m happy to discuss this with you. Again this is not part of the Maintenance package, but a gift, if it fits for your needs and the room I have available.

I also do my best to provide you with information on WordPress, themes, and the plugins you are using. If I hear or read something that might impact your site, I will notify you.

I provide no guarantees on your sites security or that it will remain working. This is a simple and low cost way to keep your site up-to-date and therefore more secure than not updating your site because you don’t have time.

If you have any additional questions or needs about what is and isn’t included, please email me prior to purchase.

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