In Ireland, stand-alone WordPress optimisation and management services
are thin on the ground. Many website design and development companies offer “website support”. Reactive in nature, these monthly payment plans provide website hosting, domain renewals, perhaps a automated google analytics report and pay-per-hour support requests. In the UK & US, bespoke WordPress maintenance companies are more common place, a consequence of 27% of the internet being produced atop WordPress open-source publishing software.
A numbers game, low-cost WordPress maintenance packages (sub €100 p/m) scale by automation. According to the 80:20 rule, WordPress maintenance services are 80% automated software, 20% human managed. These WordPress plans generally feature the following:
WordPress hosting WordPress back-ups WordPress plugin installation WordPress plugin updates WordPress malware & spam guards WordPress security checks WordPress caching plugin installation