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WordPress Security and Maintenance Plans

Maintenance Details

WordPress makes up over 35% of all websites, which unfortunately also makes it a prime target for hacking attempts. This doesn’t mean WordPress isn’t still a great base for your site, only that it requires a certain level of maintenance and vigilance to make sure your site is protected.

The WordPress team is committed to responding to all known loopholes within the core and securing them accordingly – each new release addresses any new known vulnerabilities,  thus it’s important to keep your WordPress install up to date.

In addition, your plugins need to be updated and checked regularly to make sure they cooperate with the WordPress core updates.  We do our best to use plugins that we know are trusted and well maintained, but even those need tweaks from time to time.

Our Maintenance plans ensure the health of your site by providing regular updates and monthly check-ins to keep your site in good shape.  When your site is regularly updated, future edits and features are faster, more efficient, and more cost effective as well.

Supporting local communities and the environment is important to us! That’s why we donate 1 percent of all sales to socially and environmentally progressive initiatives.

The Options

Note: Maintenance plans are available for existing clients only.

Please inquire about WordPress e-commerce, WebFlow or Shopify rates.
Custom retainers also available by request.

option 1

Mangrove Hosting + Maintenance

$225/month$195/month non-profit

Good for clients who want to ensure their site is in good health, and that our team is at-the-ready to support when needed

Highlighted Features:
  • ALL Core Maintenance Features
  • Premium WordPress hosting on WPEngine.com
  • Monthly Personal Site Check
  • WordPress Updates, Security Updates
  • Full Daily Backups
  • Performance reports
  • Security Monitoring
  • Emergency site support
  • Up to 1hr/mo free “fix-its”
  • FREE Yearly 1-hr Web Strategy Meeting
option 2

WP Maintenance + Small Content Edits

$395/month$350/month non-profit

Good for clients who email us with minor updates a few times per month, but do not regularly need changes to site structure or templates.

Features:
  • ALL Core Maintenance Features
  • Up to 1hr small content or backend edits which require less than 15mins to complete*

*these include content edits, posting simple portfolio press items, updating announcements, creating or updating blog posts, adding an image to a grid, adding a templated section to a page, etc). Anything that does NOT require a developer to access your code falls into this category.

option 3

WP Maintenance, Small Content Edits + Dev/PM Support

$1225/month$1065/month non-profit

Good for clients who require structural changes on a regular basis, such as a new section for a template or a simple landing page.

Features
  • ALL Core Maintenance Features
  • Up to 1hr small content or backend edits which require less than 15mins to complete*
  • 5 hours of ongoing development + PM support for each month.

Core Maintenance Features

These are included in ALL maintenance plans listed above.

Backups + Updates
  • Monthly Personal Site Check
  • Monthly WordPress Core + Plugin Updates
  • Immediate Security-related WordPress Updates
  • Daily Database Backups
  • Daily Theme + Plugin + Media Uploads Backups
Performance + Support
  • Quarterly website health summary + Performance Reviews
  • 24/7 Security Monitoring
  • Non-emergency site support response within 48hrs or less
  • Same-day ASAP emergency site support during normal business hours, or next day ASAP emergency site
    support outside of normal business hours
  • Up to 1hr/mo free “fix-its” in the case of any issues directly related to core or plugin updates
  • FREE ASAP restoration in the case of a site hack
  • FREE Yearly 1-hr Web Strategy Meeting
Additional Features
  • Free SSL Certificate included
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) Option
  • Staging Area
  • One-Click Restores
  • Fast Caching
  • Site Uptime Monitoring

Additional Offerings

Add-On: 24/7 Accessibility Monitoring

*If you have a website that has already been built or refactored to be ADA conformant, you can add on our Accessibility Monitoring plans for constant accessibility audits. If you have not yet done an accessibility refactoring and are interested, get in touch.

Pricing starts at: +$225/mo / +$190/mo non-profit

*rates subject to change based on site size and level of WCAG conformance

Features:
  • Constant Accessibility Monitoring via Site Improve
  • Accessibility report sent any time edits are made.
  • Accessibility recommendations from Mangrove based on accessibility status
  • SiteImprove platform also includes checking for broken links and monitoring new content for issues such as misspellings and typos

Add-On: Quarterly Accessibility Audits

Pricing starts at: +$125/mo / +$100/mo non-profit

*rates subject to change based on site size and level of WCAG conformance

Features:
  • QUARTERLY Accessibility Audit via Site Improve
  • Accessibility recommendations from Mangrove based on accessibility status
  • SiteImprove platform also includes checking for broken links and monitoring new content for issues such as misspellings and typos

Note: pricing for this plan is monthly, however accessibility reports are run quarterly.  Timing on when reports are run can be adjusted to coincide with website feature updates, as long as reports do not exceed 1 per quarter.

The Fine Print

*Any site that grows to over 50,000 visitors/mo, over 2GB storage, or over 3GB bandwidth must be transitioned to hosting on a client-owned WPEngine account and paid for separately.  Hosting for sites of this volume on Mangrove’s servers are not included in these maintenance plans. 

*Plugins added by the client post-launch are not covered for inclusive “fix its”.

Email plans are not included with WPEngine. We are happy to help set up email via google apps or your domain registrar (at our current hourly rates.)

E-commerce maintenance rates vary – please contact us for an estimate.

If you would rather not sign up for any maintenance plan, Mangrove Web Development will not be responsible for any future issues until contacted directly. We do not recommend this option unless you have another developer or are confident in managing your site updates and backup yourself. Any updates or security fixes will be billed at our currently hourly rate.

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