Your WordPress website is kind of like a car. If you treat it well, it will work for you for years to come. But if you forgo maintenance, issues can start to pile up and, if you really put things off, your website might even stop working.
WordPress is constantly changing. The core team is always adding new features, fixing bugs, patching newly-discovered security issues, etc. The same holds true for all the plugins you’re using, and the web as a whole.
Your website itself is also always changing. You might be publishing new content, switching up the design, adding new features, and more.
Put all those changes together, and there is a high risk of something going amiss and your website not working.
This sounds a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of the time, all those changes go off without a hitch. But to avoid the rare situations in which something does go wrong and stay on top of trends at your site, it’s important to put in a little maintenance work.
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This one seems simple – but just visiting your site’s front-end and clicking around to a few key pages is a great way to catch any potential issues. With that being said, it’s easy to forget about this and spend all your time in the WordPress dashboard. So, once a week, just head to your site and browse a few of the key pages to make sure everything is still working as you expect it to.
If you want to secure your website and keep it functioning, promptly applying updates is essential. Every week, you should check in to see if there are any updates for the WordPress core, plugins, or themes
If you have important forms or features (like a checkout process), it’s important to regularly test them.
There’s nothing worse than wondering why you didn’t get any leads/sales over the past 10 days only to discover it was because your form stopped working.
For some sites, you might want to perform this monthly instead of weekly. It really depends on how essential the forms/features are to your business. For mission-critical forms where any issues mean lost revenue or clients, it’s always a good idea to test weekly.
How quickly your site loads plays a key role in user experience and conversion rates and even has a small positive effect on SEO.
When you created your site, you probably optimized it for performance. However, that doesn’t automatically mean your site will stay optimized, so it’s important to still periodically assess your site’s performance to catch any potential issues.
Once a month is a good frequency for most websites, though you might want to perform this weekly for mission-critical sites.
If you have not yet improved and checked your site loading speed and performance, don’t worry our developers can do it for you.