I can help you and follow up with:
- Ordinary maintenance and updates of WordPress templates and plugins
- New content management and minor changes
- Preparation, management and restoration of backup
- Transfer from one provider to another
- Management of e-mail servers and mailboxes
- Implementation and integration of new features
The beginning of a long journey and a professional assistance and maintenance
Often who make a Web site when has finished the work and received the due fee stops all the works and sometimes wash his hands.
Designing a Web site, make it on schedule, complete it, open it to visitors for me is just the beginning of a long and exciting journey.
For a Web Master who loves his work it is a long journey, certainly technical, but also very creative.
Therefore, at least for me, this commitment does not end with the delivery date, usually my quote regarding development and creation of Web sites always includes free assistance and maintenance for one full year.
After several years of experience in this field I know that the first year is always a year of ‘break-in’ and because of this I particularly care to follow what I started. Usually in addition to ordinary maintenance of the Web site there are often small changes and adjustments to be made.
After the first year you could decide, depending if you was satisfied or not, to leave me the ordinary/extraordinary maintenance of the Web site or refer to others.
In this regard, I would like to underline that the Web site is completely yours and you will always be in full possession of all access credentials so that you can make your choices.
What exactly does maintenance of a Web site mean?
The world linked to WordPress includes the basic program called ‘core’, over 50,000 third-party software called plugins ready to be used for different needs, thousands of graphic Themes.
Because of the improvements that are gradually implemented, because of the security issues gradually reported, because of the bugs and errors in the codes all this is constantly updated.
The updates are made in an optic of improvement and with a great consideration for the back-compatibility (everything should works even on older versions) but in any case the need to keep everything compatible and synchronized with the ‘core’ inevitably leads to the release of new versions both of plugins and of Themes.
Your Web site is also part of this mechanism, so it will be reflected by generating a whole series of operations to be performed periodically the so called maintenance of a Web site.
If you want I will take care to update the CMS WordPress and the various software used (plugins), I will check that everything continues to work as before or even better.
In addition to this I will create periodic backups to be used if things do not go as planned and need for restoration, after all it is better to prevent than cure.
More generally, if you find malfunctions of the site related to your Internet Service Provider hosting the Web site, I will deal with them following the requests for assistance that will be sent to them.
Not updating the Web site is not an option
New versions of WordPress (or others CMS) will be released and those are always essential to improve security, to increase system performance, to enjoy new functions implemented.
This is a real ecosystem always moving because improvements are gradually implemented, because security issues are gradually reported, because bugs and errors come out from the codes.
Any update is an important change on the Web site, and should not be underestimated.
In fact, it would be optimal to proceed in a test environment and only after testing that everything is working, import the changes and updates into the production environment.
The risks of incompatibility still exist as far as the authors test their works can not be sure that everything gives positive results on any type of installation. Beside that exist also a risk related to bad connection during file and database overwriting operations.
How do you say ‘problems can happen’ and it is easy to understand how it is really mandatory first of all back up everything and only then update.
As you may have guessed it is not an easy job, it must be done with due diligence and due experience, and for this it would be good to think about it in time and entrust the maintenance to those who know where to put their hands.
Many will be tempted to ‘leave things as they are’ and I can understand this because it is a further task and a further investment but unfortunately does not work like that.
I want to remember and explain that doing nothing about maintenance is not an option: CMS and open source systems like WordPress should be followed, updated and monitored constantly.
Over eighty percent of Web sites have been hacked due to this lack of attention.
Too often I’ve seen thousands of euros spend building a Web site and then leaving it to itself.
Whether it’s a blog, a corporate Web site or an e-commerce, all hours you spend with technical problems are stolen from the growth of your business and finally time is money.