WordPress is one of the most popular and easiest ways to build your website. However, your job doesn’t end when the site goes live. Unfortunately, WordPress websites require maintenance like everything else in life. The sooner you handle your WordPress maintenance needs, the better. Here are some things you need to think about:
Perform Regular Website Backups
As more content and more effort go on your website, it’s smart to back up the site. Just like backing up your computer’s hard drive, this task ensures that if something happens to your website, you can get the site back with minimal effort. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use the backed-up information, but it’s better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it. According to HostGator, backing up your website can save it from a host of issues, including hackers, computer catastrophes, bad updates, malware and viruses, and employee errors. If anything terrible were to occur to your WordPress site, having it backed up can really save you.
Website Security is a Must
You might think that hackers wouldn’t want to mess with your site because it’s small or because you believe there’s nothing there for them to take advantage of. However, according to iPage, cybercriminals use automated programs to find vulnerable websites. That means everyone is at risk. Having someone to keep an eye on your website can go a long way to ensuring your site, and therefore your business doesn’t suffer at the hands of a criminal. If hackers can use your site in any way, there’s a chance that they will. Your best option is to get out ahead of them and take the necessary security precautions.
Perform Periodic Updates and Changes
You can’t keep the same website forever. At some point, you’re going to have to update your WordPress themes and make some changes to keep your site looking and functioning well. According to Granite5, every year web standards change radically. If you’re not doing proper updates and changes to your WordPress website, not only will the site not look good, it might not function well either and that can have a major impact on your bottom line.
You don’t have to handle your WordPress maintenance alone. Our skilled team at Summit Digital is happy to help with any WordPress maintenance issues, including what’s listed above and more. Reach out to us today to get help.