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Your custom-built WordPress site represents a huge investment in time, energy and funding and it is well worth protecting.
WordPress powers your site and requires regular software updates to keep everything running smoothly and securely. Regularly released updates must be applied both to WordPress core (the main operating system of the software) and to plug-ins and other software in order to keep the site functioning happily and healthily. Your website also needs to be backed up regularly in case it is ever hacked or, for whatever reason, your website’s hosting fails.
Manoverboard offers the following set of maintenance plans to assist our clients in keeping their website up-to-date, tidy, and secure. Our goal is to give you and your team peace of mind about your investment and your digital presence.
Our basic plan is great for small, brochure-like sites that do not receive a lot of traffic and do not boast advanced functionality like donation forms. With this plan, we pro-actively keep your site updated, safe and secure — and backed up, just in case.
Our second plan is the most popular and is built for larger sites that have frequent content updates or more complex features like donation forms or e-commerce. This plan has the added benefit of an hour of modifications or troubleshooting per month, so it covers a lot of the little things along the way.
Our third plan is best suited to those who have little or no experience in managing their website or their digital infrastructure and require extra support. This plan is also perfect for those who have a larger website and would like us to take care of everything that we possibly can.
No problem! You can always decide to sign up at a later date. You may want to check out a few of our resources below. And once you do sign up, we only require a six-month commitment.
WordPress requires monitoring, security updates, and ongoing maintenance to ensure the integrity of a website’s content and databases. When regularly maintained, developers have a better chance of diagnosing any issues that might arise, and can more rapidly correct them.
Unfortunately, over the past few years, we have seen many unmaintained WordPress sites fail, causing huge headaches and necessitating large costs to assess, recover, and fix. When done right, maintenance simply goes unnoticed — and that’s the way it should be!
Each plan includes the following:
Our plans do not include:
Every calendar year, clients on the Standard and Advanced Plans will receive a report outlining suggested upgrades in four categories: problems with SEO, coding best practices, and performance and accessibility recommendations. All suggested upgrades will, at your request, be performed at no additional cost.
Typical findings for sites that are about a year old include addressing accessibility issues or opportunities to optimize the code base. This is due to how quickly the internet evolves and changes over time. For sites more than a few years old, we have seen performance fixes reducing load times by more than eight seconds!
All of our plans include 1 hour of support which includes:
Note: This one hour of support does not include any items listed under modifications below or any additional deliverables. In other words, this tier of support only covers content and WordPress guidance and not code, development or troubleshooting. (If technical support is needed while you are on the Basic Plan, we can create an estimate for you on a case-by-case basis.)
Our Standard and Advanced Plans offer allotted hours of modifications. These include:
It is possible to maintain your own website and run into zero problems along the way… but that, unfortunately, rarely happens. WordPress and plug-in updates can cause errors and conflicts that will break the way your site displays or functions, which can be disastrous.
Getting around to doing your own website maintenance is no small task, either. Most of the time it never gets to the top of the to-do list before a site has gotten out of hand, becomes a huge headache, or simply breaks.
If the DIY approach is something you would like to pursue, we have a few resources for you below.