Descriptions and Definitions
WordPress Core Updates
WordPress is continuously updating the core files that run WordPress. With each new release, they fix bugs, add new features, improve performance, and enhance existing features to stay up to date with new industry standards. When you do not update your WordPress site, you are risking your website security and missing out on new features / improvements.
Plugin and Theme Updates
WordPress plugins and themes are also updated to include security patches and enhancements which will keep your site safe, efficient and secure.
Off-Site Backup of Files and Database
Your WordPress database and files will be backed up regularly and stored on Amazon’s S3 online cloud storage service.
Site Security & Malware Scans
Scan your website for known malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software. Helps to keep your site secure.
Visual Site Check
Following the steps taken to perform your monthly Maintenance your website will be checked visually for any issues which may have arisen from the maintenance process.
WordPress website content is saved in a database. This step helps to maximize the speed and efficiency with which data is retrieved.
Broken Link Check
All of your links within the site are checked to insure they are still active and correct. This can be helpful if you change page titles or urls, or if an external link is no longer valid. It also keeps your site looking good to search engines.
Monitoring of your website server performance for any times that it may go offline. Lots of downtime on a site can mean that something is not functioning properly, and that should be addressed ASAP when it occurs.
Check and remove any SPAM in your comments or other sections of your site.
Edits of site is time applied to correct issues encountered during the maintenance process like repairing broken links or plugin conflicts or it can be applied to miscellaneous updates you may have for the website.