20 min

My Top 3 Tips for Effective Website Maintenance Beauty and Her Biz Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

In today’s episode, I am tackling a topic that tends to stress many people out, and that is website maintenance. I want to take that fear and stress away and show you that creating an effective website maintenance practice is easier than you think! Because with a good practice, what you are really doing are the steps to hopefully prevent a problem in the future. And when you look at it like that, it really isn’t that scary!
So sit back and dive into my top 3 tips for effective website maintenance!
 
In This Episode:
[0:50] How your website is like your car [1:45] How platforms like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly differ from WordPress in terms of website maintenance [3:33] Always backup your website before you make any updates and then on a regular basis [4:00] How often you should be backing up your WordPress website [5:40] How many backups you should be keeping [5:57] What you need to do before you update any plugin or theme [6:21] How WordPress, themes and plugins relate to each other [8:10] My favorite backup plugins [10:13] Update your plugins, themes, and WordPress at least once a month. [11:12] What updates really include [12:01] The best order to make updates [14:10] What you should do after each update [15:03] Keep your site secure with a security plugin [15:35] My favorite security plugin [17:02] How I keep up with my website maintenance   
Links Mentioned:
Interested in a website maintenance package? Email me at hello@lindseyaleson.com  WordPress Success Free Guide: https://www.lindseyaleson.com/wpsuccess   
Connect with Me on Social Media:
Facebook Group – The Lovely Entrepreneur Society: https://www.thelovelyentrepreneursociety.com  Instagram: @lindseyaleson  
Subscribe + Review:
If you enjoyed this episode, I’d be so very grateful if you left a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode.

In today’s episode, I am tackling a topic that tends to stress many people out, and that is website maintenance. I want to take that fear and stress away and show you that creating an effective website maintenance practice is easier than you think! Because with a good practice, what you are really doing are the steps to hopefully prevent a problem in the future. And when you look at it like that, it really isn’t that scary!
So sit back and dive into my top 3 tips for effective website maintenance!
 
In This Episode:
[0:50] How your website is like your car [1:45] How platforms like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly differ from WordPress in terms of website maintenance [3:33] Always backup your website before you make any updates and then on a regular basis [4:00] How often you should be backing up your WordPress website [5:40] How many backups you should be keeping [5:57] What you need to do before you update any plugin or theme [6:21] How WordPress, themes and plugins relate to each other [8:10] My favorite backup plugins [10:13] Update your plugins, themes, and WordPress at least once a month. [11:12] What updates really include [12:01] The best order to make updates [14:10] What you should do after each update [15:03] Keep your site secure with a security plugin [15:35] My favorite security plugin [17:02] How I keep up with my website maintenance   
Links Mentioned:
Interested in a website maintenance package? Email me at hello@lindseyaleson.com  WordPress Success Free Guide: https://www.lindseyaleson.com/wpsuccess   
Connect with Me on Social Media:
Facebook Group – The Lovely Entrepreneur Society: https://www.thelovelyentrepreneursociety.com  Instagram: @lindseyaleson  
Subscribe + Review:
If you enjoyed this episode, I’d be so very grateful if you left a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode.

20 min