What are these free website updates and why do I need them?
WordPress has become perhaps the most popular content management system in the world and powers around 25% of the entire internet. WordPress is versatile enough to meet any of your needs through its extensive add-on features, but it will require ongoing maintenance and updates, so why not take advantage of KWD IT’s free website updates.
Popular content management systems, such as WordPress, and the code providing this functionality, occasionally has bugs in it. These bugs may allow a hacker to take control of your website. Working on the same principle as updating the security on your computer, the same would apply to your web software.
The network of WordPress developers are continually amending their code and releasing updates to limit potential security issues. Therefore, it’s important to keep its core framework and any add-ons up to date. As a result, this reduces the chances of compromising your website.
Can I do website updates myself?
When WordPress developers release updates, these updates will occasionally cause your website database to corrupt. Therefore, it’s essential to back up your database prior to any updates.
Backing up the database, updating the code, and checking the site is functioning correctly is time-consuming. Particularly with the possibility of having to restore the website from the backup.
We would NOT recommend doing this yourself.
When you are not confident with updating code, you shouldn’t! Even the smallest changes in code, can have drastic effects on the front end appearance of your website.
How can I get these updates carried out free of charge?
To help businesses that struggle to afford essential updates, we offer the perfect scheme. In exchange for reviews of our services, we will carry out free website updates.
The cost of updating your website is currently £45 / year. The details of this are on your annual hosting renewal reminder.
You will receive a hosting renewal reminder two months before the renewal date. This reminder will provide an opportunity to waive the £45 / year update fee.
Leaving a review on Google will get you £25 discount and leaving a review on our Facebook page will get you a further £20 discount. You will need to publish reviews under the name of the website’s business or as the owner of the business. Completion of reviews must be no later than 1 month before the renewal date to be eligible for the discount.
The reviews can be about the various services we have provided. We will copy these reviews and place them on our website.
Additional costs apply to websites with core file customisations.
Your website might use premium plugins that require you to renew an annual licence. If this is the case, you will be required to keep your licences up to date. This is so that we are able to access the latest updates for your website.