Your Website Maintenance Checklist
It’s time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Your website is your business, so it needs to be in tip-top shape for the new season. This blog post will provide you with an easy maintenance checklist that will help you get started on optimizing your site and keeping it running smoothly all year long.
It’s always best to plan when doing any sort of work on your website, but this list can serve as a quick refresher if you need it! You’ll want to make sure everything from reputation management, content updates, social media profiles are up-to-date before starting anything else. But don’t worry – we’ve got your back with some helpful links below!
1. Update your website’s content and design
It is essential to keep your website fresh and new as part of the maintenance process. We can help update any information regularly, or completely redesign it if necessary!
A well-designed site with updated content will be more likely viewed by potential customers who may not know about you otherwise; this way they’ll become loyal followers that buy from only one source when looking for what’s available in their area market.
2. Check for broken links on your site
One of the most overlooked aspects of maintaining a site is checking for broken links. Broken or outdated hyperlinks can be hard to find, which leaves your visitors with an error message when they visit certain pages on your website! This should be at the very top of every webmaster’s list before anything else–it will make sure no one gets lost along their journey through all those great content pieces you’ve put together over time (whether intentional or unintentional).
I would suggest making regular visits after major maintenance tasks have been completed such as updating images/videos related to CMS updates; correcting coding errors within HTML documents; etc., just so everything stays fresh – even if there are no conscious efforts made.
3. Run a malware scan to make sure there are no viruses or other security issues
Malicious software and viruses can cause major damage to your website, so it’s important to keep an eye out for them.
The best way is by running a malware scan beforehand! This will make sure no threats are hiding on the server or in files you’ve stored with us—the benefit of peace of mind knowing everything’s safe.
4. Verify that you have the most recent version of WordPress installed
To verify that you have the most recent version of WordPress installed as part of your site’s maintenance, log in to the dashboard and go to “Appearance” > “Themes.” Click on ‘install themes’ from the left sidebar menu. Choose one or more desired layouts then click the install button at the bottom right corner!
5. Take screenshots of any new pages, posts, or blog posts you’ve created in case something goes wrong with the upload process
In the event of a website emergency, it is important to take screenshots and save them. This will allow you access in case anything goes wrong during the upload process as part of routine maintenance
In order not to have any interruption with our site’s content while undergoing routine updates or repairs during off hours we highly recommend taking pictures from different angles on all pages that were just created so they can still be accessed when necessary
6. Change your password if it has been more than six months since the last change date
Ever since the inception of websites, it has been a common practice to change passwords periodically. This is especially true for personal accounts with access through email links that can be used as an entry point into your digital life from work or school computers and password-protected sites such as online banking websites where you store sensitive data like bank account numbers.
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With all of the changes happening online, it’s important to make sure your website is updated and maintained. You can use our website maintenance checklist as a starting point for reviewing what needs to be done on your site. If you need help with branding or marketing we’re here to assist!