180 WordPress updates…

I’ve just finished my weekly check of client sites who are on my maintenance package and seeing as it’s almost the last check of the year, I thought I’d look at the stats…

I’ve made;

  • 96 backups, each including a WordPress content export, database dump and file backup
  • 11 core updates, including moving from 3.4 to 3.4.1 to 3.4.2 to 3.5
  • 149 plugin updates
  • 20 theme updates

Every single update I’ve done was first carried out on an exact duplicate site first to make sure it wouldn’t break the site – very important for peace of mind.

What isn’t included are the many updates I’ve processed for other clients not on my maintenance plan, nor the several sites that I own and operate – there are a few core updates in addition at least.

I’ve only been doing this maintenance package for six months but I’m getting a steady stream of new clients who are enjoying the peace of mind of having multiple backups (I keep four weekly backups at all times) performed and stored for them plus any updates fully tested and pushed out without issue.

It’s actually a really satisfying start to my week, knowing I’m keeping WordPress sites safe, up-to-date and backed up.

If you have a WordPress site you might want to consider asking me to look after yours too – check out my WordPress maintenance service to see what’s included.

Merry Christmas!





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