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WordPress Website Maintenance & Support

WordPress Website Maintenance & Support

Quick, reliable and cost-effective website help whenever you need it

In the digital world, a business is nothing without its website. Whether you’re a fully fledged e-commerce company, or a traditional brick-and-mortar business, the fact that 92% of the UK is online means that a strong digital presence is core to your success. WordPress Website Maintenance is critical as over 40% of the worlds websites are built on this platform.

While getting a great website up-and-running is the first step, you shouldn’t ignore it once it’s live. All WordPress websites require maintenance and updates from time-to-time, to ensure their reliability and performance. So if your business relies on your website for generating enquiries or sales development, you won’t want to have it go offline for any longer than the bare minimum.

This is where the Blue Dolphin’s website maintenance packages and support services come in. By anticipating problems ahead of time, we can make sure you have zero / reduced down-time and that your website is always operating at peak performance.

At Blue Dolphin, we offer a variety of WordPress maintenance packages. When these ongoing support packages are in place, they ensure that if disaster does strike, you aren’t left with a website that doesn’t work and wondering what to do.

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What is WordPress website maintenance and Support?

WordPress maintenance can involve many services, including security, plugin updates, backups, speed optimisation, site health and content updates. By making sure all of these website maintenance elements are in place, you can forget the stress of looking after your website, and focus on what matters to you i.e. growing and developing your business.

All WordPress websites will require maintenance but most business owners have neither the time nor the experience to manage theirs properly. So, why not let Blue Dolphin take over? With over twelve years of experience maintaining WordPress websites, you can trust our support services will give you all the assistance you and your business could require.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s involved in WordPress maintenance and the services we offer.

Benefits of website maintenance

  • Regular plugin updates
  • Theme updates as required
  • PHP updates
  • 30 day rolling daily backups
  • 24/7 Security monitoring and updates
  • Prompt email / telephone support from our Peterborough offices
  • Bug fixes and style changes
  • WordPress Training

What website maintenance and support services do we offer?

At Blue Dolphin we realise that every business and every website is unique, and we’re not interested in selling you services you don’t need. We’ll tailor a bespoke service to fit your specific needs on a personal level. So if you have a complex ecommerce site, the service you get will be different to that required for simple 5 page static brochure site.

Whether it’s meeting and maintaining your security needs, making daily backups, or ensuring you have the most up-to-date plugins, our web professionals have got you covered.

There are many services your website might require and we’ll go the extra mile to achieve the best possible results. Below we detail some of the services we specialise in.

Website security

If there is one thing that matters most in managing a WordPress website, it’s website security. Having a hacker seize control of your site, disrupt your business and invade your space is a terrifying thought, so ensuring that the website is secure should always be top priority.

We use Wordfence, a premium WordPress security plugin that includes an endpoint firewall to recognise and block malicious traffic. It also contains a malware scanner to easily check that no dangerous software has made its way into the site.

Wordfence is the most popular WordPress firewall and security scanner, protecting over 4 million websites worldwide from attackers targeting WordPress. Wordfence Free includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner built from the ground up to protect WordPress.

Wordfence Free receives firewall rules and malware signatures created by the industry-leading Wordfence Threat Intelligence team after a 30 day delay. With this in place and With 24 hour uptime monitoring the chances of being hacked are significantly reduced.

With the correct protection in place you reduce the chance of being hacked but in the unfortunate event that your website is hacked, contact us immediately 01733 595502. Even if you’re not an existing customer, we’ll use our experience and expertise to recover your WordPress site, fix and delete any suspicious files and get it back to full working order.

Plugin and theme updates

Plugins for WordPress are pieces of software that can be integrated with your website, to add functionalities and features. There are more than 50,000 WordPress plugins, they turn a basic website into something that feels interactive and engaging for the user. Usually, WordPress plugins are developed by a third-party and must be installed on to the site.

Themes work in a similar fashion to plugins, (there are over 11,000 WordPress themes) except that they add design and layout to a page rather than functionality. At Blue Dolphin in most cases we use a customisable theme that allows us to create non templated great looking websites. We have experience of working with numerous premium branded WordPress themes i.e. Avada, Flatsome, Salient, etc

In most cases once a third-party has developed a plugin or theme, they won’t just leave it to get outdated, but will regularly update it to ensure it offers websites the best possible features and performance. In order to keep your website running smoothly, you’ll need to make sure all plugins and themes are kept up-to-date at all times. With our website maintenance services we take this hassle off your hands, updating your software regularly, keeping your website up to date, so you can rest assured that your users are satisfied and your business is thriving.

In some cases themes will be discontinued / abandoned and no longer supported, making them in the first instance vulnerable and secondly non functional as plugins become incompatible. We had this instance a number of years ago where the theme we used “Headway” was abandoned. Once we found out the theme was no longer supported we rebuilt out client sites on a different WordPress theme.

Training sessions

For many businesses & website owners, being able to leave the maintenance of their website to experienced website professionals is the perfect solution. It gives them more free time to take care of other things, whilst knowing your website is in the capable hands of a successful web design agency.

On the other hand, by being able to make minor text and image amends to your website and add / delete pages you have complete control of what content appears on your website at all times. For many businesses this is a very attractive thought.

This is why we offer highly recommended WordPress training sessions and guides, either in-person or online, allowing you to become the expert and achieve great results for yourself. And remember, if something does go wrong, we’re still only a phone call away!

Backups

Whether through technical glitches or human mistakes there’s nothing worse than investing time and money into making something great, only to lose it. Whatever the reason, losing data or site files could be disastrous for your WordPress website. If you run your business from your website, the down-time is likely to cost you in lost revenue.

At Blue Dolphin, we know how stressful this can be for a business, so we make sure our clients never have to deal with it. With daily backups, as well as backups on-demand, we ensure next to zero down-time for your business even in the worst possible scenarios. This gives you the peace of mind to focus on what you care about most – running your company.

We provide a 30 day daily rolling backup. What does this mean – lets imagine that you do some work on your site on the 7th July and somehow manage to break the site / some pages. We can revert the site back to a period when the site was fine e.g. 6th July. So all you have lost is the work that you did on the site that day.

WordPress Bug fixes

Unfortunately, whilst themes add great style and design to your website, there are a whole host of annoying bugs that can come with them. You don’t want users being put off by a buggy interface or technical glitch. These are issues we know inside out, having been building, fixing and debugging WordPress themes for over a decade. That’s why a website maintenance package with Blue Dolphin is crucial.

There are a number of other common WordPress issues that will require debugging. Without expert knowledge to help you recognise these problems early on, things can soon get out of control. Thankfully, with our rapid support team of developers, we can identify and solve them before they reach a stage where they could harm your business.

WordPress website support

There is nothing worse than being stuck on hold for hours when you urgently need help. Whether your site is down, or has been hacked, you’ll want website support as soon as possible. That is exactly what we do.

At Blue Dolphin, our staff are all WordPress experts, with plenty of experience, but we know that sometimes you need a little bit extra, which is why we make it possible for you to get in contact with our developers directly and explain your problems first-hand.

Our response times are the fastest in the market and our friendly, personable staff are available 24/7 to ensure your website has the minimum down-time possible. With our website maintenance plans we also provide the personal touch that your website deserves.

Website maintenance packages

All our website maintenance packages come with the security of knowing that your live site will not be effected. We will clone your website onto a development area then begin the upgrade process once completed we will check over the website and share a link to the client so that they can also confirm the site is running smoothly. When this has been done we will upgrade the live site in all confidence.

Blue Dolphin offers theme and plugin updates, personaliswd around the size and complexity of the website. These can be taken with or without our leading WordPress hosting packages 

Over a decade of experience
There are plenty of ways to maintain WordPress websites, some more successful than others, but with our wealth of experience we know exactly how to make things work effectively for you. If there is a WordPress tool out there then you can bet we’ve tried and tested it.

We have collected over a decades worth of technical knowledge to benefit you and your business with the best WordPress maintenance services possible.

We’re always on the end of the phone, so don’t hesitate to call.

If you would like to know more about Website Maintenance contact Andrew Goode MBA, MSc, FCIM Click here to arrange a call

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