WordPress Security Updates

Wordpress Security Updates

A Typical Update Screen

If you have a site or blog that is built on WordPress it’s imperative that you have a professional handle your updates for you. Many plugins and custom development features can break when you update your site by yourself. It is so tempting to push that beautiful update button but it can wreak havoc on your website and leave you with blank pages, or even worse, PHP errors that are not super attractive to your users.

We perform backups of your site, run diagnostics on your code, and investigate your plugins before we do our update. Typically our updates go super smooth, but in the instance that something does conflict, we know exactly what we’ve done and can very easily make a plan to fix it for you. This is the best possible way to maintain your site to avoid hackers, malware, or broken features.

Update Packages

Bronze Security Plan - $150 per quarter for a single website
  • Security update on live server
  • Backup the website’s files and database
  • Install latest version of WordPress for security updates
  • Update any 3rd party plugins
  • Do miscellaneous code checks and diagnostics on WP and custom code
  • Test websites front-end to see that nothing has been negatively affected by upgrades
  • Quarterly backups of your entire website

The Bronze Security Plan is performed on your live website.  The downside is if something breaks it’s live for the world to see and we’ll bill hourly to resolve issues.

Silver Security Plan - $300 per quarter for a single website
  • Security update on staging server not the live website **
  • Backup the website’s files and database
  • Install latest version of WordPress for security updates
  • Update any 3rd party plugins
  • Do miscellaneous code checks and diagnostics on WP and custom code
  • Test websites front-end to see that nothing has been negatively affected by upgrades
  • Monthly backups of your entire website

The Silver Security Plan is performed on a staging server.  If any issues are found they are fixed on the staging server prior to being pushed to the live website.

Gold Security Plan - $900 per quarter for a single website
  • Security update on staging server not the live website
  • Backup the website’s files and database
  • Install latest version of WordPress for security updates
  • Update any 3rd party plugins
  • Do miscellaneous code checks and diagnostics on WP and custom code
  • Test websites front-end to see that nothing has been negatively effected by upgrades
  • Weekly backups of your entire website
  • Up to two hours a month of general updates and maintenance*

The Gold Security Plan is performed on a staging server.  If any issues are found they are fixed on the staging server prior to being pushed to the live website.  *The two hour a month maintenance can apply towards general updates, maintenance, design and development upgrades.  If the scope of your request goes beyond the the 2 hour per month we will provide you with an estimate.

One-Off WordPress Update - $200/update

We can do a one-off WordPress security update for you (though we really wish you'd do them quarterly). If you are several versions behind this can require additional work. Anything above the normal time required for an update due to being versions behind is priced hourly and discussed mid-project.

** Not all web hosting companies make this easy. If we cannot do it this way we will notify you before the update and make arrangements to move you to the Bronze package. Thank you!

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  • Amber Brannon
  • Amber Brannon Design
  • (Owner/Designer)