Owning your own WordPress website or blog comes with a few responsibilities as sadly it’s not a once upload, sit back and relax kind of thing.

Regular maintenance is a must if you want your website or blog to get you the results that you want and for it to be a success. And don’t fear when I say regular maintenance I mean half an hour to an hour a month is plenty to keep your site in the best shape possible.

There are all kinds of tasks that need to be carried out when doing your monthly maintenance, and whether you decide to do them yourself or you outsource them they still need to be done. So today to make it easier, I’m sharing with you a couple of my top maintenance tools to help you get the job done today!

Before we start and just in case you missed it, here’s all the reasons why website updates matters.

Top Maintenance resources for WordPress

  1. Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd

    This is only the best plugin to use to create a simple yet effective Coming Soon page for your website. Install, setup and work on your site in private while your visitors and clients see a beautiful ‘Coming Soon’ or ‘Maintenance’ page.

  2. Imagify

    I only recently discovered this plugin and it’s an absolute must for every blogger or website owner out there. Imagify is a tool you can use to see which of the images you have uploaded to your site is too big and then it also gives you the option to compress the image.

    There is a free version of the plugin or you can opt-in and pay a minimal fee to get a bit more space to compress your images every month.

  3. Duplicator WordPress Migration Plugin

    In my step-by-step guide to backing up your website, I went into more detail on what Duplicator is and how you can use it to keep your website updated. Head on over to the blog post to learn more and also to get the full tutorial video.

  4. UpraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

    Another plugin so super handy for taking backups of your WordPress website. This is a free plugin that again is easy to install and setup – for all the details head on over to my step-by-step guide to backing up your WordPress Website.

  5. Yoast SEO

    Only the best plugin for SEO on your website!

  6. Askimet: Spam Protect for WordPress

    This is probably the one most bloggers either don’t set up properly or delete it! Please don’t!

    This plugin is there for a reason and will protect your website from getting nasty spam comments and emails.

  7. Broken Link Checker

    Best plugin to use to check for broken links on your site. Install it today!

  8. WordFence Security

    A free plugin that’s great for keeping hackers out of your website. A must for EVERY website or blog!

I hope that this blog post will help you keep your site in the best shape possible. As I mentioned before it’s always good practice to set aside a couple of minutes every month to make sure you’ve done the routine maintenance on your website.

If you’re looking to learn more about website maintenance you might be interested in why updates matter, learning how to take a backup of your website and how to do your plugin, theme and WordPress updates. 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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