Why frequent
updates are
essential

Your WordPress site is not one piece of software. You have a theme laid over the WordPress core. The theme is a separate piece of software. You have multiple plugins adding functionality. Each plugin is even more software.

The average “WordPress” website is made up of software from seven to twenty different developers. Those developers don’t work together; they release updates on different schedules; and they definitely aren’t checking that their update is compatible with your setup.

Without a webmaster, it’s up to you to keep the whole thing up to date. That might not seem like a big deal today. Today, your site is working. The WordPress core, the theme and the plugins are in harmony. So why retain someone to look after what ain’t broke?

Because it will break. There is simply too much going on in the engine room and the maths is 100% against you unless you want to become an expert in WordPress.

As experts in WordPress ourselves, we think that’s a wonderful thing to be, but our clients don’t have time. They rely on us to monitor their security and to update their sites forensically. We also take daily backups and store them securely, so even if something does happen, it would be a blip, not a wipeout. This allows our clients to work their sites confidently, adding content and making changes, because they know there’s a safety net.

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Engaging Kicking Pixels to take care of my site is one of the best decisions I have made. It’s faster, safe from viruses and up to date. All for the price of a daily cup of coffee. Best value ever.

— Paul Diener, PRD Print (Sydney)

Our Kicking
Pixels website
Care Plans

Our website care clients get more than anonymous behind-the-scenes updating and backing up. They have priority access to a webmaster they can call on for expert advice on growing their business online.

Our skills go far beyond the technical — we come from a marketing background and are experts in conversion rate optimisation.

Website Care

(For non eCommerce websites)

Monthly Care and Maintainence

  • Monthly Software Updates (exc. eCommerce)
  • Daily Website Backups
  • Daily Database Backups
  • Unlimited Backup Restores
  • Monthly Database Optimisation
  • 24/7 Security Scanning
  • 24/7 Uptime Monitoring
  • Priority Email Support
  • Monthly Maintenance Report

Monthly Care and Maintainence

  • WP Rocket for a faster website
  • Google Analytics Connected
  • Block the Bad Guys With iThemes Security
  • Website-Heat Mapping (3x main pages)
  • WordPress website training videos
  • 6 Monthly Website Assessment

$99/month (inc.GST)

One-off $100 Setup Fee

eCommerce Care

(For eCommerce websites)

Monthly Care and Maintainence

  • Monthly Software Updates (inc. eCommerce)
  • Daily Website Backups
  • Hourly Database Backups
  • Unlimited Backup Restores
  • Monthly Database Optimisation
  • 24/7 Security Scanning
  • 24/7 Uptime Monitoring
  • Priority Email Support
  • Monthly Maintenance Report

Monthly Care and Maintainence

  • WP Rocket for a faster website
  • Google Analytics Connected
  • Block the Bad Guys With iThemes Security
  • Website-Heat Mapping (3x main pages)
  • WordPress website training videos
  • 6 Monthly Website Assessment

$154/month (inc.GST)

One-off $100 Setup Fee

Additional
support time

As a Care Plan client, you can purchase blocks of time for ad-hoc website design, development, enhancement and consultancy at the following preferential rates:

2hrs = $352inc.GST ($160p/h+GST)
4hrs = $660inc.GST ($150p/h+GST)
8hrs = $1,232inc.GST ($140p/h+GST

To purchase time, just login to your account and follow the links from inside your account page, or send us an enquiry with any questions.

*For non-Care Plan clients. Adhoc requests are charged at an initial 1hr flat rate of $220 (+GST) and $190p/h (+GST) for each additional hour. Multiple hour projects can be quoted on request.

Website Care Plans Terms of Service

Included
across all
our plans

Daily off-site Backups

Your website files and database are backed up daily and stored securely off-site. Just contact us if your website needs to be restored to a previous version.

Regular Software Updating

Your website will be updated regularly with the latest security patches. Updates to WordPress and Plugins reviewed weekly, or monthly, depending on your plan.

Regular Software Updating

Your website will be updated regularly with the latest security patches. Updates to WordPress and Plugins reviewed weekly, or monthly, depending on your plan.

Security Monitoring

We provide ongoing security scans and uptime monitoring with unlimited clean-ups of any compromised website for complete peace of mind.

Knowledgeable Support

When you have website questions or request, we’ll be here to offer our help. You can rest easy, knowing that your website is in safe hands.

Content Updates

Purchase support time, send a support request and we'll take care of it for you. We can take care of your website content changes for you, usually within 24hrs.

Frequently
asked
questions

Why do i need a website care plan?

Our Website Care Plans save you time administering one of your business’ most valuable asset. They are designed to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your website is in safe hands, running smoothly and protected.

Depending on the plan chosen, our plans not only help you maintain your website, but provide you with the tools and knowledge to help you grow your business online.

 
What happens if my website goes down, or is hacked?

The purpose of our website care plans is preventative care, so the processes in place (including security scanning, uptime monitoring and performance scans), will help prevent anything from happening.

However in the event of an issue we will be able to catch problems quickly and will be on hand to help resolve the issue (including working with your web host on your behalf).

We cannot promise your website will not be hacked (no website is 100% hack-proof) but we can promise you we will do everything in our power to prevent it, as well as assist in the restoration and cleanup of your website with one of our regular backups.

What happens after i sign up?

You’ll receive an email with your order receipt. If we didn’t create your website, you’ll also receive a form to securely provide your website access information (including your Website Admin and Hosting Access details) so we can begin auditing your site(s) as part of the on-boarding process.

Once on-boarding is complete, you’ll receive a welcome email with more details about your account, and instructions for sending task requests.

You can then sit back with the peace of mind that your website is being cared for and you've a go-to resource for website updates and progressive enhancement!

Why is there a setup Fee?

The Care Plan setup fee allows us to on-board your website to our system, perform an initial security check, as well as undertake an initial update of your WordPress Core files and Plugins.

The outcome of this process will either be a clean website with up to date files and plugins, or where issues arise from this process a quote will provided to bring your website up to date with the latest software and plugin files so that your WordPress website is clean, working and up to date when you begin a Care Plan.

My website is not WordPress, can you still support my site?

We're skilled in WordPress, and focus our efforts on ensuring we can support WordPress built business websites. At this time our Care Plans are only aimed at WordPress built sites.

What are your business hours and response time?

Our business hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm (AEST). We strive to complete all tasks within a 24hr period during week days, but it usually happens much faster. On weekends we strive to complete tasks by the following weekday (so if you send a request on a Friday, or over the weekend, it'll be completed for the following Monday).

What happens if i cancel my website care plan?

We’ll be sad to see you go!

But we’ll also provide any information you need to transition smoothly to another developer. If you’re using tools or themes that are licensed by Kicking Pixels, you’ll need to purchase your own license(s) in order to keep the software up-to-date.

We’ll also transfer billing for hosting and email automation services back to you (if and where applicable).

What's included within the monthly care report?

Our Monthly Care Plan reports will provide you with details on the updates that have occurred during the month (WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes), your website uptime, backups, website security and page speed / performance, and website traffic analytics (if Google Analytics is setup).

What if i operate multiple websites?

We can help by customising a WordPress Care Plan service to best fit your needs and budget. Send us an email with your requirements and we’ll work with you to create a Care Plan solution.

Have you
any other
questions?

If you do, please don't hesitate in getting in touch and we'll answer any other questions you might have.

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