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WordPress Updates Plans at Fun4business website redesign

You spent thousands of dollars on your business website. But do you care enough to protect your investment?

And do you trust your web designer to have properly set up your website to protect from hackers and ensure long-term website resiliency and performance? 

At Fun4business, we offer reliable WP Update Plans based on a Risk Rating assigned to your website. Additionally, our setup fee is worth its weight in gold as we run your website through a 7-Point Check to ensure your website fort is secured, optimized and cleaned up first. 

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"Thank you for cruising through this! I could have legitimately never done this without you hahaha!!"

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Professional WordPress Updates

Love Your Website!

Once your website is launched, you need to consider updating your website’s content management system. This is different from making changes and updates to your website content – what we categorize as “website maintenance”.

You can learn more about WordPress updates here in our blog article What Are WordPress Updates? 

The WordPress core, plugins and themes need continuous updating.

The programming language WordPress is built with is called PHP and upgrades are released once or twice a year. Upgrading your PHP increases your website’s performance, but sometimes isn’t backwards compatible to outdated coding. 

Your website may produce errors recorded in the error logs, which needs to be monitored. 

There’s two main reasons you need to be diligent about keeping your website up to date: 

  1. Protection from hackers
  2. Integrity of code

You spend a lot of money designing a new website. For a little bit more, you can protect your investment. 

On all of our websites, we set up scheduled auto remote website backups. If something goes wrong, you can restore a previous version of your site. 

We install a website security plugin and lock down your website. 

Do you really want to manage this task yourself? Outsource this task to us and you’ll receive monthly reports verifying that your site is up-to-date, functioning properly, and safe from hackers. 

Assess Your Website's Risk With A 7-Point Check

Have Us Assess Your Website Risk Rating

The 3 Tiers

All WordPress websites are not the same. There is a multitude of variables that impact your website’s risk rating, including: 

  • # of plugins installed and plugin stability 
  • Advanced, complex and/or dynamic features
  • Amount of website traffic (visitors) and # of logged in and/or concurrent users you have (members, students, shoppers, etc.) 
  • And more! 

Additionally, your web hosting environment can significantly affect your website’s risk rating. 

Take a look at our general Risk Rating Chart below. 

Low-risk websites typically have: 

  • 10 plugins or less
  • Stable plugins
  • Low website traffic

For example, a standard brochure website can likely be classified as low risk. 

Med-risk websites typically have: 

  • More than 10 plugins, with some being unstable, new or “iffy” 
  • A decent amount of website traffic, including logged-in members, students, shoppers, and multiple concurrent users
  • High website storage load and resources
  • You need to minimize website downtime and/or need to send out email notices to users regarding “planned maintenance”

Problem-child websites are lots of fun! Just kidding! 

In our experience, difficult websites are caused by two things: 

  1. A bad web hosting setup that is unfriendly to web designers. If we can’t easily get access to your hosting environment (Cpanel), make backups of your database, continuously run into errors caused by shared hosting or poorly configured servers, we will be unable to deploy our WP Updates Plan. Our recommendation will be to move your website to a new web host or a different web hosting plan. 
  2. A really busy or complicated website, with advanced features, high load and resources, etc. 

During the 7-Point check of your website, we may assess your website as a Problem Child Website and make various recommendations to improve your website setup before we can commence the WP Updates Plan.

Worst case scenario is that we will not be able to manage your website in our Tier 1 or 2 plans listed below. 

You will probably need our help to assign your website to a risk-rating category, or your site might border between 2 tiers. We can totally help to assess your website with you so you sign up for the correct WP Updates Plan below. 

7-Point Website Check

For new client websites that we didn’t build, we perform a 7-Point Check. This is a comprehensive review of your website and costs $400* as a setup fee for our below-noted WP Updates Plans. (*If we designed your website, this setup fee and service is waived because we already built your website right!)

Set up your website correctly and securely
Set up your website correctly and securely

Here’s what our 7-point check includes: 

Initial login & review of your entire website and the back-end. Checking error logs, Site Health and website notices.

Analyzing your web host, web hosting package and server settings. Making recommendations for improvements. Includes verifying and upgrading your PHP level and adjusting server and website settings to optimal settings recommended for a WordPress website.

Making a list of all of your plugins and theme; noting status, including activated and configured / deactivated, updated / out of date. Checking for valid licenses of all pro or premium plugins.

Ensuring your website has a valid SSL Certificate and, if not, helping your purchase and install one. 

Running your website through the Securi Site Scan or Security Headers scan. Noting all vulnerabilities and fixing relevant flags.

Installing and configuring the remote backups and updates system. Running your first backup and testing the updates.

Taking a look at your Media Library and database and proposing a cleanup (if necessary). 

Pricing & Plans

Ready to signup for a WP Updates Plan?

Choose the plan that suits you.

Monthly

Yearly

1 month free

*Please note, there is a one-time setup fee of $400 for each website (excluding our client sites) as per our 7-point check above.

Tier 1

"AutoBot" Plan

for Low-Risk Websites

$49.00

per website per month

Tier 2

"Bot Patrol" Plan

for Med-Risk Websites

$99.00

per website per month

Tier 1

"AutoBot" Plan

for Low-Risk Websites

$539.00*

per website per year

*CAD + GST

Tier 2

"Bot Patrol" Plan

for Med-Risk Websites

$1,089.00*

per website per year

*CAD + GST

Fun4business to the Rescue!

Scary Case Studies

If you aren’t looking after your website, it’s only a matter of time before something bad happens. 

The Problem

A new client recently came to us because their website wasn’t working right anymore. Specifically, all of the icons on the front-end of the website weren’t displaying. For example, the little email and phone icons weren’t displaying and were instead displaying the “broken image” square. Not only that, but all of their services were assigned a particular image and none of them were showing up either. FYI, a popular example of font icons that websites typically use is Font Awesome icons.

The weird thing was, though, that the icons were working correctly in the back-end of the website. It’s exactly this kind of an issue that can throw a website owner for a loop if they are managing their own website and have no idea why this happened and how to fix it. At this point, it’s time to call in the WordPress Experts.

The Assessment

Fun4business started with a complete website audit and discovered that the main problem was that the website was so out of date that we were surprised there weren’t more issues with it. For example, if you designed your website in 2013, and didn’t bother with the updates, upgrades or optimizations, it slowly falls into disrepair, and there’s multiple elements that need to be addressed.

Our recommendations included the following general fixes to return the WordPress website to its fully updated, upgraded and optimal state. Until these items are addressed, trying to pinpoint the source of the icons problem is futile.

  • Inventory all plugins and themes: Update, configure or delete
  • Install an SSL Certificate
  • Purchase a license for the premium page builder called WP Bakery in order to update it
All Fixed

Well, what do you know, the problem disappeared as we completed all of the recommendations. The icons were working good as new!

This really was a case of a neglected website finally triggering a front-end error that could no longer be ignored by the client. We were very happy that we could easily fix this issue for our new client and that their older website was now in fantastic shape for future updates and growth.

The Problem

A new client came to us because their website was hacked. They were no longer in touch with the web designer who designed it. They didn’t know what to do and so they had their web host help them with the website cleanup. They also installed the premium WordFence Security plugin

However, did you know that web hosts and security plugins do not typically provide WordPress updates services? This task falls on the web designer and not all web designers are equipped or incentivized to provide it. 

Problem Solved

I think once your website has been hacked and you experience that moment of panic of not knowing what to do and wishing this didn’t happen to you, you are happy to pay for a professional WP Updates Service.

If you are a business owner and you are busy working in the skills of your trade, it’s smart to pay a professional WordPress management company to look after your website for you. 

This is exactly what we did for our new client. We got them all set up with continuous WP updates, website monitoring and monthly reporting and they have peace of mind knowing their website is safe and secure and in good hands. 

Protect Your Business Website Investment

Choose Fun4business to keep your WordPress website protected and up to date.