Your website is often your customer’s first port of call when interacting with your organisation and is an essential part of any modern business. Around 26% of the world’s websites choose WordPress as the preferred content management system due to the ease of publishing and managing content.

But keeping your WordPress website updated, backed up and secure can become a time consuming and complicated process which is why having a tech support plan can add significant value.

A well-maintained online presence is essential for your brand, no matter how large or small your business may be. Here are just six reasons why you should consider investing in a WordPress tech support plan.

1) WordPress updates to ensure your site runs smoothly

All websites require regular maintenance to give you the performance, leads and sales you want. Once your website is up and running, there’s a lot to monitor and maintain in terms of WordPress core, theme and plugin updates. This can take up valuable time to keep on top of and can easily be overlooked in favour for client prospecting, strategising and other high-level tasks that will add to your bottom line.

A WordPress Tech Support plan can help relieve you of that burden — saving you time, money, and quality —s o you can focus on running and growing your business.

2) Offsite backup for complete peace of mind

Backing up your website is critical to protect against accidental data loss. Without regular backups, you could completely lose the latest version of your website resulting in hours of frantically updating and re-publishing your content. Data loss can easily happen due to internal mistakes, hardware failure, plugin errors causing crashes or becoming victim to hacking.

Can you afford to take the risk? If the answer is no, a WordPress Tech Support plan is worth investigating to ensure regular backups and protection of your site.

3) Site security & 24/7 monitoring

Web security is another critical aspect of your online presence and not something to be ignored. It’s important to implement security measures so your site is shielded against common weaknesses and attacks. As one of the most popular content management systems, WordPress is naturally a huge target for hackers so securing your site is vital to protect your reputation, content and customers.

With a WordPress Tech Support plan, site security measures and 24/7 monitoring for malware is implemented to identify and resolve potential risks before they become apparent to yourself or your customers.

4) Regular website development and improvements

Every website can benefit from ongoing improvements to provide the best level of service to your customers. Common errors include images not loading correctly, broken links, or signup forms not working as they should. Without somebody to check your site and be available to fix possible issues, you could lose potential leads and customers.

Most WordPress Tech Support plans include a set amount of time per month on development for small on-going improvements you might need.

5) Performance tune up

Slow page loading times are common for WordPress websites and this can be frustrating to your visitors. Unoptimized images, bad hosting and poorly coded themes are just some of the reasons your website appears sluggish, and this can significantly cost your business in potential conversions. Surveys by Akamai and Gomez.com reveal nearly 50% of web users expect a site to load in just 2 seconds, and they will abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds.

A WordPress Support plan will optimise your site to speed up page loading times and provide an efficient experience for your visitors.

6) SEO optimisation

When your website is well optimised, it will improve your visibility on search engines leading to increased traffic and conversions. A strong site architecture, clear navigation, properly tagged images and relevant content will help search engines index your site quickly and easily. This will also provide visitors with a better experience of using your site and encourage repeat traffic.

Take advantage of a WordPress Tech Support plan for an initial SEO audit on your website and improvements to your search visibility.

A WordPress maintenance plan should be central to your online business strategy so that your website receives the care and attention it needs on a monthly basis.

Here at WP Tech Support, our team of highly experienced developers will take care of all of the above for you, leaving you to focus on running your business. All of our monthly plans ensure that your WordPress website stays up to date, secure from hackers and is fully optimised and backed up daily.

Get WordPress support and maintenance on-going with our great value plans. Simple to sign up for single or multiple sites and there are no long- term contracts – and if you’re not 100% happy with our service then we will refund your monthly plan payment.