What are WordPress management tasks and do I need them?

WordPress Management tasks include updating software, managing plugins and themes, ensuring security and backups, and optimising site performance.

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WordPress is classified as a ‘CMS (Content Management System) and not just a website builder.  You can use it to create a website but you can also scale it much easier than a standalone website builder and you have much more flexibility in terms of moving to better or cheaper hosting at some point and owning your business domain name outright (many website builders do not allow these).

All content management systems (CMS) require some management, including WordPress (and other popular ones such as Drupal, Joomla, Shopify, and Magento). 
The level of management required may vary depending on the CMS and the specific needs of the website owner. For example, some CMSs may require more technical knowledge to manage, while others may be more user-friendly and require less technical expertise.

WordPress management tasks involve maintaining and optimising your WordPress website, including tasks such as updating plugins, themes, and core files, securing the site from hacking attempts, backing up site content, and optimizing site performance. It can be done by a website owner or a professional service provider.

What are the highest priorities for WordPress Management Tasks?

  1. Backups.  Updates or website changes should never be completed without a recent backup so backing up your website is one of the highest priority tasks you should manage before doing anything else.  What would life be like if you lost all the content of your website today?  Could you recover it?
  2. Updating the themes and plugins is the second priority as out-of-date themes and plugins can cause your website to break, conflict with other software, and more importantly, leaves it vulnerable to security breaches, spam and malware.
  3. Malware scans and security checks should also be run regularly to ensure your and your client’s data is safe from the breach and complies with privacy regulations.

These are all of equal priority and are the minimum tasks that should be completed.

Can I complete the WordPress Management Tasks myself?

Yes with a little knowledge.  To complete WordPress management tasks yourself,  you need to be able to access the WordPress admin dashboard and look for the ‘red dot’ notifications and follow their instructions.

Various tools and services are available to simplify and automate these tasks, such as backup plugins, security plugins, and performance optimization plugins.  However, it should be noted that all these tools can slow down your website and create even more tasks to perform (as they will also need maintenance)

Anyone who owns or operates a WordPress website might need WordPress management tasks done for them instead (I can do this for you). This includes sole traders, small businesses, bloggers, individuals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, among others.

There are several reasons why you might need WordPress management. For example, you may not have the technical skills or time to manage your website yourself, or you may want to focus on running your business rather than managing your website. Additionally, you may want to ensure that your website is always up-to-date, secure, and optimized for performance, which requires ongoing maintenance and management which you may forget to do or run out of time to accomplish.

Some other jobs my ‘done for you’ WordPress management tasks are:

  • Scanning your website for malware and other security threats
  • Regularly backing up your website data to prevent loss of important information
  • Updating WordPress core, plugins, and themes to ensure compatibility and stability
  • Monitoring the ‘uptime’ and instantly correcting a website if it ‘goes down’
  • Being on hand to provide jargon-free tech advice and support where needed
  • SEO Checks and Reports
  • Checking for broken links
  • On-Demand backups for big changes

Why use WordPress if it needs this work?

WordPress is considered to be an extremely popular and powerful platform for website creation and management for several reasons:

  1. Easy to use: WordPress is user-friendly and easy to navigate, even for those with little or no technical experience.
  2. Customizable: WordPress is highly customizable, with a vast range of themes and plugins available that allow users to add functionality and design to their site.
  3. Open source: WordPress is open-source software, which means that it is free to use, modify and distribute.
  4. SEO-friendly: WordPress is built with SEO in mind, with features such as clean and optimized code, customizable permalinks, and easy integration with SEO plugins.
  5. Large community: WordPress has a large and supportive community of developers, users, and contributors who constantly work to improve the platform and develop new features.
  6. E-commerce ready: WordPress has many e-commerce plugins available, making it easy to set up and manage an online store.
  7. Mobile responsive: WordPress is mobile-responsive by default, which means that it works well on all devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Overall, these features and benefits make WordPress one of the most versatile and powerful platforms for website creation and management.

Don’t let your WordPress website fall behind!

Get daily WordPress management tasks for just £30 per month, including crucial security checks, theme and plugin updates, daily backups, and optional extra backups.

Plus, take advantage of my broken link monitor, performance checker, uptime monitor, and SEO ranking checker to ensure your website is always running smoothly (included).

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Any questions?  Drop me a line, at claire@easywebsiteclub.com

 
 
 

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