5 common problems you can avoid with ongoing WordPress support

Have you considered investing in ongoing WordPress support to stay on top of essential maintenance? Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to the security of your site?

Anyone who owns or manages a website knows there are plenty of things that can go wrong. From security issues to slow site speeds to the white screen of death – these common problems can happen to even the best and most experienced WordPress users.

In this blog, we’ve outlined the biggest concerns website owners’ face and why they can happen. We also explain why choosing dedicated ongoing WordPress support can help prevent and mitigate those problems.

1. Hacked site

Probably the biggest concern a website owner has is the possibility of being hacked. WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018 – mainly due to vulnerabilities in plugins and themes, misconfiguration issues, and a lack of maintenance by webmasters, who often forgot to update their CMS, themes, and plugins.

With approximately 30,000 websites infected with some type of malware daily, a hacked site is a real concern.
Ongoing WordPress support can ensure there are no vulnerabilities within your site by installing a firewall to improve your websites security and monitoring for malware 24/7.

2. White screen of death

The dreaded white screen of death (WSOD) is one of the most well-known WordPress errors. Most users have encountered this error at least once when you try to access your site, but it’s replaced with a plain white screen.

The error can be caused by numerous issues, but is almost always caused by PHP code errors or memory limit exhaustion.
Ongoing WordPress support can keep your plugins updated, resolve syntax errors and assign more memory – making it unlikely you’ll come across the WSOD in future.

3. Slow site speed

A sluggish site is frustrating, especially when you don’t know where to start to fix it. 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 is slow.

Ongoing WordPress support can optimise your site to speed up page loading times and provide a seamless user experience for your visitors.

4. Out of date site

Keeping your core, plugins and theme updated can be time-consuming, but it is essential to do it regularly to keep your site safe from vulnerabilities.

As we touched on before, WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018 – however, only 56 percent of the sites were running an up-to-date CMS at the time they were called in to remediate a hack.

Ongoing WordPress support provides weekly WordPress core, theme and plugin updates to keep your site in tip top shape.

5. Limited search visibility

There’s little point in paying a fortune on your website if it doesn’t get seen.

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.

Ongoing WordPress support can make significant improvements to your search visibility.

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. Our monthly plans ensure that your WordPress website stays up to date, secure from cyber-crime and is fully optimised and backed up daily.

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