WordPress Care Packages

Your WordPress site needs regular care and attention.  

Done right, it takes time. 
Your time is better spent running and growing your business.

For about the cost of a daily cup of coffee I can take care of your site to keep it running smoothly and securely.

Basic Plan

For most sites

$1500/yr.

  • Daily Offsite Backups
  • Plugin & Theme Updates (1)
  • WordPress Updates
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Monthly Reports
  • A/V & Security Monitoring
  • Broken Link Monitoring
  • Performance Checks
  • Staging/Testing Site
  • 25% Discount on hourly support
  • eCommerce, LMS, or membership sites

Advanced Plan

For eCommerce, LMS, & membership sites

$2500/yr.

  • Daily Offsite Backups
  • Plugin & Theme Updates (1)
  • WordPress Updates
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Monthly Reports
  • A/V & Security Monitoring
  • Broken Link Monitoring
  • Performance Checks
  • Staging/Testing Site
  • 50% Discount on hourly support
  • eCommerce, LMS, & membership sites

Basic Plan

For most sites

$150/mo.

  • Daily Offsite Backups
  • Plugin & Theme Updates (1)
  • WordPress Updates
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Monthly Reports
  • A/V & Security Monitoring
  • Broken Link Monitoring
  • Performance Checks
  • Staging/Testing Site
  • 25% Discount on hourly support
  • eCommerce, LMS, or membership sites

Advanced Plan

For eCommerce, LMS, & membership sites

$250/mo.

  • Daily Offsite Backups
  • Plugin & Theme Updates (1)
  • WordPress Updates
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Monthly Reports
  • A/V & Security Monitoring
  • Broken Link Monitoring
  • Performance Checks
  • Staging/Testing Site
  • 50% Discount on hourly support
  • eCommerce, LMS, & membership sites

(1) Licensing for unique premium themes and plugins is not included.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. These care packages are for maintaining and supporting your site, not for hosting it. I do not resell hosting services. If you need hosting, I can provide unbiased recommendations (I have used and worked with a lot of different hosting options)

I typically use a common set of premium plugins and themes when building sites. For example… almost every site needs a form  (at a minimum, a contact form). It would be quite impractical to research/test/purchase a different form plugin for every site I build.  So, I do the research & testing once and purchase a ‘developer license’, which allows me to use that on multiple sites. 

Over the years I’ve built up a reasonably comprehensive set of plugins for various functionality.  But, some sites have unique requirements that I don’t have a plugin for. If your site requires a premium (paid) plugin or theme that I don’t have a license for, then when the terms of your license expire and it requires another annual purchase to continue receiving updates, you will need to purchase and provide that license.

They are a clone of your website on a different server, using a different domain name (I own/use a TLD specifically for this, so the URL would be something like clientname.updatetesting.com)

Besides being a good way to ensure that your backups are actually working (by restoring them to the staging site), they are primarily useful for testing changes to make sure they work before affecting your production (live) site.

As part of running plugin/theme/core updates, I first run those updates on the staging site and do a visual check to see if the updates broke anything before running the updates on production/live sites.

Yes. Usually it’s quite brief (less than 5 minutes) unless something goes wrong.

It’s scheduled for when it will have the least impact on both active users at the time and likely active users if recovery time from a malfunction is required.

For B2B sites, that’s usually Friday evenings (with their lowest traffic on the weekends, so if something does go wrong that’s the best time to be down for recovery). For some B2C sites, their lowest usage time is often mid-week. I currently run maintenance updates Friday nights around 7pm, and (oddly enough) Tuesday afternoons around 4pm, depending on the site.

If you come on board as a care package client, I’ll review your analytics traffic data to see if either of those times would be appropriate for your site. If not, I’ll schedule an additional maintenance time.

Yes, if you pay for 10 months in advance you get 2 months free.

There are also multi-site discounts available if you have more than one site. As this doesn’t apply to most solopreneurs & microbusinesses, it’s not listed as an option above, but it’s basically a sliding scale based on the number of sites (like a 5% discount for 2 sites, 10% for 3 sites, etc) If you’re interested in discussing that, let me know.

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