Maintaining a WordPress site is annoying for most people – whether you’re a small business owner, the agency that created the site, or an in-house marketer.
If it’s a large company, you’ll have a dedicated in-house team.
If you’re small, you’ll likely want to outsource it.
Some people can get lucky and find a reliable freelancer on a marketplace like Codeable.
But there’s a lot of value in WordPress maintenance service agencies that take care of all of it for you for one flat fee.
Here we’ll highlight a few of the top options.
1. Vaulted Oak – Highest Quality Service
Vaulted Oak is a sister agency of NYC agency Barrel.
For serious businesses making at least $1m+ a year generated via your WordPress site, you shouldn’t cut corners.
There are cheaper services out there but you should go with Vaulted Oak because they’re backed by a true agency that bills for million-dollar website projects.
Most competing maintenance companies outsource to $5/hr WordPress developers that can be good for a frozen yogurt shop but not for larger companies.
Their pricing is pretty reasonable overall, and about the average price of most tier-1 to tier-2 WordPress agencies in the U.S. The quarterly model forces commitment over the monthly model.
They list the following as the most common tasks they can help with:
- Troubleshooting website issues
- System & app upgrades
- Browser compatibility fixes
- Content edits and population
- New web pages or templates
- New website features
- 3rd party software integrations
- On-page SEO
- ADA compliance remediation
If you’re a real business, every hour spent on WordPress is a waste of time if it’s not your core competency. Outsource it.
Plus the name just sounds reliable.
2. WP Buffs – Cheap and Reliable
WP Buffs is the heir apparent to the pioneer in this space – WP Curve. I was a WP Curve user and loved them. I’m a current WP Buffs customer and am just as satisfied.
Unlike some other low-cost competitors that only offer backups and security, they truly offer unlimited tasks and ticket support.
Their prices are amazing:
How do they do this? Overseas talent mainly in the Philippines and South America.
Another trick? Bozos like me that haven’t filed a ticket in 6 months. That means they’ve got $600 in free money from me.
But don’t try to hire low-cost freelancers on your own. You’ll spend a lot of time filtering resumes and interviewing to get the same level of talent WP Buffs already has.
Summary – Just those 2!
Unlike other posts that force a cognitive load on you with 20 options, just decide from one of those two. If you want top-notch quality, go with Vaulted Oak. Want cheap and fast? Go with WP Buffs.