WordPress Site Maintenance(What's involved? How to do it?)

In today's digital landscape, online presence is crucial for businesses that want to differentiate themselves. Online platforms like WordPress have opened up opportunities for both individuals and start-up businesses to have websites at considerably lower prices than those made from scratch. On the other hand, most wordpress websites were made using minimal knowledge, without considering the website's evolution over time and scalability.

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to maintaining WordPress sites. From the experience of previous projects we'll walk you through the key things to consider and practical tips and strategies to keep your WordPress site in top shape.

Why do we need maintenance?

Plugins and Features

Most problems that appear on websites are related to plugins. They are constantly updated, some more difficult than others, and old versions may not work at all. The update must be done carefully because there are very high chances of compatibility issues that can cause errors, functionality problems or slow loading speeds. The problem is aggravated if reliable and latest generation extensions were not used when the websites were created. Moreover, when the website is created, the automatic update of wordpress core is set by default, which over time increases the risk of incompatibility with non-updated plugins.


At the same time, if the website was created with the help of a visual builder, updating and incompatibility with other plugins can lead to unwanted design changes, errors when opening it or even the loss of current design elements.

Loading speed

Most websites that do not benefit from maintenance notice slow loading speeds over time. Unupdated plugins to which non-optimized pictures are added + adding functionality and other new plugins is usually the reason for the slowness of the website.


Out-of-date plugins generate security issues that can be exploited. Malware attacks, SEO damage, loss of confidential data and more are the dangers of a neglected website.

How is maintenance done correctly?

First of all, check the status of all plugins, their number, the date of the last update provided by the developers and whether they are compatible with the wordpress version. In principle, if in the plugin details section you notice that its latest version is not compatible with your wordpress or that more than 3 months have passed since the last update by the developer, it is preferable to look for another plugin with similar functionalities. Always select plugins with high number of downloads, good rating and frequent updates.

Second, back up your site. This can be done in most cases easily from the hosting platform. It is very important to have the hosting login data, because in the case of wordpress, plugins can create errors that can restrict your access to wp-admin, the only way to disable it is from hosting/cpannel or sometimes from the admin email.

Start updating with big plugins, for example the visual builder. There are much more chances of incompatibility issues when you update Elementor, which is practically closely linked to the whole website than, for example, a search bar. Start with the big ones, and after each update check the status of the website.


In conclusion, WordPress site maintenance is an essential component to ensure that your site remains performing, secure and relevant to your audience. In this regard, we also offer on demand maintenance and modification services precisely because we understand the complexity of the process. Remember that website maintenance is not only a technical task, but also a way to stay in touch with your audience and provide a pleasant and safe online experience.


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