WordPress, like other Content Management Systems, requires regular updating, both the WordPress core installation itself and the plugins, to keep your site secure. Equally important is having your site backed up every time there is a change to its content, as well as monitoring your site for security breaches and uptime.
WordPress regularly sometimes several times a month publishes updates to its core installation. Some of these are just to fix bugs and add features, but many of them are to address security vulnerabilities that arise. This is why it's crucial that you keep your site updated.
You also don't want to do your updating on your live site. There will be occasions when a plugin update is not compatible with the WordPress core, or vice versa. We always build a site that mirrors your live site (a "staging" site) where all updates are tested before being implemented on your live site.
Your WordPress website is not a one-off thing. Your site requires "care and feeding" to keep it running smoothly, backed-up and secure. Our monthly service plan offers:
Since 1998 when HyperArts began developing websites, our goals is not only to design and develop our clients' websites, but to be available for enhancements and additions to the site when the need arises. As a top San Francisco Bay Area WordPress agency, we can be considered your virtual in-house webmasters, always there to keep your website current with your evolving business or organizational needs.