WordPress Updates and Backup Services

WordPress Updates and Backup Services

At Coffee Web Design we always encourage our clients to keep up with and do monthly WordPress updates. We know sometimes you need to concentrate on your business and may forget or aren’t sure of ability you have in doing it correctly. Thats why we provide monthly services in maintaining your WordPress web site. 

What happens if you do not update WordPress?

Security risks are the most important reason why you should update WordPress, themes and plugins. They should be done in a particular order to lessen the chance of breaking things in your site. WordPress core files usually are updated first, them your plugins (one at a time) and then your themes. 

Things are changing really fast in the technical world and sites are being attacked all the time for access to inject malware. These are VERY time consumiing if your site gets hacked. Then you have to pay for clean up of files and your site to close those vulnerable areas to prevent it from happening again. 

If you are behind or haven’t updated your site in a long time, you are more at risk for being hacked. 

If you are hacked, search engines like Google will flag your site so everyone can see that they are subject to malware. This clean up and process for being UN flagged is also very time conuming and search engines have to review over and over again till your site is successfully clean for viewers. You do not want to risk being black listed or listed as a hacked site. 

Since attacks are on the rise and we do not want to see any of our clients be vulnerable to hack attacks or have the expensive cost of cleaning up a site that has already been attacked. We offer updating and maintenance services now so you don’t have to worry about your web site any longer. 

How often should you update your WordPress site?

Usuaully we get updates at least once a month. We know cause we use WordPress as the platform for most of the sites we design and build. Its a great platform and offers so many dynamic options from just a personal WordPress page or blog to shopping carts and options for all types of business.

Plugin and Theme Vulnerabilities

Developers of all the great plugins and themes you can get by using WordPress also have to keep up with WordPress core developments and security updates. These updates too are usually done on a monthly basis, if not more! New warnings through WordPress also notifies you of plugins that are abandoned or are not longer supplying the demands of updates. These you should always be aware of and find a comproble solutoin in replacing these plugins with something else.

When we do updates at Coffee Web Design, we will notify you if this is the case.

Do we only offer updates for our design clients?

No we offer updating services in several packages for both our design clients and those who just meed the update and maintenance services.

What other optons come with maintenance of WordPress sites?

  1. Security – we always make sure that people have some type of security plan in their WordPress site. 
  2. A secure hosting plan – we want to make sure not matter what hosting you have, that it is a good and safe secured hosting. We have seen servers become infected with malware that can affect all or any on your hosting plan. We always suggest cPanel hosting since there are more options for security.
  3. Backups are available both server side and downloadable files just incase your site gets hacked. If you are on a smaller or tight budget, just the monthly maintenance updae plans are available. 

We have been doing updates for clients for many years now, because they get behind, forget, or simply are unsure of how to do maintenance properly. This takes a lot of time for us just to make sure you are secured. By subscribing to our WordPress maintenance plans, we go in and make sure every month, these are done for you. If something happens during an update, it is our responsibility to find the solution. This is included. If you do your own updates, great! If something happens we have to charge to fix it from now on. 

What is the typical costs for breaking of your site or security breaches?

Breaking of sites because of updates usually can take 1-4 hours to find out the problem and fix it. We charge and hourly fee to fix this.If it takes over 4 hours, then we notify the client of our progress and an approx time should be agreed upon. Weekends our hourly rate is double.

Fixing hacked sites – Anywhere you look if your site is hacked due to not updating or not having security installed on your site, then this can take more time. Usually finding the vulnerabilities takes 4-16 hours or MORE! This can be costly noe matter what service you need to use to clean up your site! In this case it runs between $125 the first hour and up! Then hourly fees apply depending on what we need to do to fix your site. If anyone has to work weekends, then it is double all hourly rates. This can be costly and we want to help you prevent this.

So think about our maintenance services to keep your site running in tip top shape. In the long run it is going to save hours of coslty fees to fix your WordPress site.

The Coffee Team

 

 

GDPR – Are you in compliance?

GDPR – Are you in compliance?

By now you should be updated in your WordPress version and all your plugins. In the newest update of WordPress you will see some of the available tools to help you in GDPR compliance.

You need a privacy policy on your web site.

To help understand in a nutshell what the GDPR compliance is all about, it’s about how you store data of users on your site, information, tracking tools, etc. People should have access to the information you have on your site about them, be able to view such information on request and able to delete their personal information on request.

With the updated version of WordPress, you have tools available to create your privacy policy page, suggestions on what to include to be in compliance, and how to provide your audience and clients with the information and data from their accounts that you store on your site.

List your business on Google

List your business on Google

So you have your business web site now and need to list your business on Google. To boost your search engine recognition, the best practices are:

  • Web site completed (we deal with WordPress web sites)
  • Check settings for search engine crawling site maps (if you do not have one we can help with this)
  • Submit and verify your web site with Google
  • Submit for desktop and mobile standards (we can help with this if your web site doesn’t meet these requirements)
  • Submit information for a business listing in Google. (see that information below)
  • Verify with code given by Google.

Complete, now let’s get started!

 

What does a business listing on Google include?

  • Address to your business location
  • Link to Google Maps and Directions for customers
  • Phone number
  • Hours of operation (and you can change these for holidays etc)
  • Short description of your business
  • Link to your web site (if you don’t have one, contact us for a quote)
  • Ability so someone can send your information to their mobile device
  • Upload of photos about your business
  • Reviews from customers

Get higher rankings when you have a business listing and it is verified through Google.

Coffee Web Design can help you with your Google business listing. We only charge $25 to do this. You must be at a be at the business phone number to complete verification.  If you do not have a business phone number, no problem, here are other ways to verify, but it will take more time. You can schedule an appointment to come by our office located in East Flat Rock, near Hendersonville, NC.

If you have not already had Google crawl your site, we can consult to make sure you have the tools needed for Google to crawl your site. Once you do, then we can submit this to Google to crawl your site and then list it on Google business. This would be at our hourly rate of $45.

Let’s start in 2020 with your business listed on Google! Contact us!

 

Special 2020 Business Web Site

Special 2020 Business Web Site

If you are starting a business in 2020 or thinking about finally getting a web site for your existing business, then this is a sweet deal we are offering right out of the gates in the new year!

Get a WordPress site started for just $299!

We just want to get you started on those business goals of getting your business on the web.

What does the landing page include?

A landing page is a page designed in different sections. Some of the examples of a landing page could include:

  • A slider of information/images or both
  • About Us section
  • Our services
  • Small Gallery
  • Employees
  • Contact information (including form)
  • Map of Location
  • Any other possibility that tells information about your business and to get you started!

Also included in our WordPress custom-built packages at NO EXTRA COST!

  • Setting up and installation of WordPress (on correct type of hosting, we help you with this)
  • Installation and set up of a visual editor for your site
  • Security for your WordPress site (this does not include SSL)
  • SEO tools for your web site
  • Each design is created mobile friendly
  • Submit to Google for Indexing both in computer indexing and mobile indexing

We also help with:

Contact us and we will set up a time and get you started! Web sites can be done in a matter of a few short days!

 

 

 

 

 

Green Hosting – Environmental Friendly & Fast

Green Hosting – Environmental Friendly & Fast

Coffee Web Design is proud to be an affiliate of Green Geeks Hosting. More and more people are seeking out environmental hosting for their web sites. For WordPress users, this is also an option for green hosting.

GreenGeeks offers WEB HOSTING PLATFORM THAT’S FASTER, SECURE & ECO-FRIENDLY. Everyone wants fast hosting, so Green Geeks is the way to go!

GreenGeeks replaces 3x the amount of energy we consume from the grid in the form of renewable energy credits. Your website will be “carbon-reducing” when hosted on our platform. You can feel good that you’re making a difference.

Which green hosting package do I choose?

If you need some fast hosting, eCommerce site, galleries, music, etc., then we recommend using their Web Hosting packages. This is the prime hosting even for WordPress sites! We always recommend this type of hosting since it allows for better management and adjustments for a web developer. You are in complete control over this type of hosting and offer more benefits than a managed WordPress hosting.

To choose this type of hosting on Green Geeks, simple go to Green Geeks here and select Web Hosting option. You will see the rates are competitive and now you can support the environment through Green Geeks Hosting.  

 

Now if you are a blogger, and just want to posts things on your site, without all the bells and whistles, then you can use the Managed WordPress hosting. If you are just starting out and maybe grow your site or business later, then you can always start here.

To get WordPress Hosting go to Green Geeks here and click on WordPress Hosting.

 

Either package you choose we can always help you here at Coffee Web Design select your best green hosting package through Green Geeks.

 

If you need us to set up your WordPress site or design your WordPress site, just contact us for a quote. 

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