WordPress Maintenance

We upgrade your WordPress installation and plugins as required,
leaving you to focus on other things.

After you’ve been running your site for a while, you might be in need of one or more of the following:

Migration

We have moved websites over to WordPress from Typepad, Blogger, MovableType, Drupal, Squarespace and custom content management systems. Old links can be redirected to the new ones. If you’re using a custom domain name in Blogger or Typepad, links can be redirected properly retaining all SEO benefits. If you’re not using a custom domain name, you can still redirect visitors with a meta refresh – this isn’t the ideal for SEO purposes, but the only option available in that scenario.

Upgrades

WordPress regularly releases upgrades, either for adding new features or fixing security issues; for the latter reason it is important to keep up to date with the latest version. WordPress will perform vital security updates for you automatically. However, for more major version upgrades, or plugin upgrades, you will see a message in the admin screens if an update is available. It is advisable to backup your site before performing an upgrade in case something in the plugins/theme becomes incompatible with the latest version which can’t be quickly fixed.

If you would like us to handle the WordPress and plugin upgrades monthly, our fee is $300/year. Please let us know if you’d like this add-on option.

Note that if performing upgrades for you, while we back up necessary parts of the site before upgrading, these aren’t intended to be longer term backups – so if you’re wanting to ensure your site is regularly backed up, you’ll still want to look at your own backup process. Backups can normally be generated through your website host’s control panel (as opposed to through the WordPress interface). The instructions for doing so can differ from host to host however. There are various WordPress plugins which will also generate backups for you – one popular paid plugin is VaultPress which handles everything for you automatically, including storing the backups on its own external servers.

Bug fixing

Things change over time and bugs can creep into your website, frustrating you and your visitors. Let us help squish these for you.

Our hourly rate is $120US (or $140NZ+GST for New Zealanders). Pay only for work done rather than a fixed monthly fee.

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