WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) on the Internet. It is estimated that it powers 30% of the world’s websites. It is a comprehensive CMS that has a low barrier of entry for even the smallest business. For a growing business, an important question to ask from time to time is: Do you need WordPress support?
Top companies employ large teams of staff to support their websites. They know how important a well-maintained online presence is for their brand. These companies employ administrators, developers and designers to make sure their websites work like well-oiled machines. They have to guarantee that websites do not have an outage that could result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Growth And WordPress Maintenance
As a business grows, a website becomes a more integral part of its operations. Managing a website is hugely important part of running a modern business, but not one to be underestimated. Regular updates and maintenance take time and costs money. More importantly, it takes you away from doing what you should be doing – running your business. At some point you should consider outsourcing maintenance and technical support to a third party.
Themes, plugins, backups, performance optimizations, analytics, hosting, WordPress updates, broken images, links or pages. This is a short list of WordPress activities that business owners have to take care of on a day-to-day basis. The list is endless. Ultimately when you work on these tasks, it hurts your business because you are not doing the work you should be doing. The website is the face of your company and it makes sense to treat it the best you can.
Choosing a WordPress Maintenance Provider
There are a lot of WordPress maintenance providers out there. They won’t all going to be a good fit for your needs. You should consider all of their offerings carefully. Perhaps you need 24/7 up-time monitoring, design and SEO as well as content fixes. Is the company even that technical?
One of the most important factors to consider is whether the price of a maintenance service is going cost less than you doing the work yourself.
NewRoute Digital, WordPress Maintenance Provider For Canada
I started NewRoute Digital to cater for the Canadian market. Particularly for Toronto and the GTA. There are a lot of companies based in the US who charge US dollars. This can be cost prohibitive for a Canadian business.
I worked on a website for a friend and I realized that they didn’t need design as we had originally thought. They needed tweaks and fixes. They needed PHP updates and database cleansing. URLs were a mish-mash of HTTP and HTTPS. The idea of NewRoute Digital was born.
Being a professional software developer since 1993 (yes, I’m that old) has given me the gift of an amazing journey. I’ve worked with many companies on many products and solved many problems. I decided to take this knowledge and apply it to my love of WordPress and the business world.
I’ve use WordPress for many years and it’s been a delight. It has also been a burden. I realized recently how much time I spend maintaining my own websites. And I do it quickly and efficiently and follow a streamlined process. I can only imagine how a non-technical business owner might struggle.
Do You Need WordPress Support?
If you answer yes to this question and you are a company located in Canada, consider calling me.
Let’s chat about whether WordPress support is appropriate for you and if so, what are your best options. We have developed Care Plans for those who need a day-to-day guarantee that their website is going to keep humming along. We have put offerings in place for tweaks, fixes and troubleshooting as one-off services.
I can’t wait to help more customers cure their WordPress problems. It brings me great happiness to know that I can get my hands dirty and bring value to business owners by fixing their WordPress problems and saving them money.