Almost everything you own requires maintenance. Your car, your home, your computer — even yourself. Not surprisingly, your WordPress website is no different. Of course, you could choose to forego maintenance on any one of those items, but doing so comes with a risk.
Take for example your WordPress website. When it’s first set up and installed, everything runs smoothly, like a well-oiled machine. You go about running your business, and for months, your website runs as well as it did the day you launched. But over time, it begins to show signs of age. What was once new and fast, becomes old, clunky and poorly maintained. Worst case scenario: Your website goes down or is hacked due to poor maintenance.
WordPress is an amazing platform on which to run your business. It’s easy to use, flexible, affordable and highly extensible. However with all those benefits comes the fact that your website requires ongoing maintenance.