Basic Monthly Website Maintenance Package

Congrats!! You’ve got a WordPress Website! With a simple, flexible publishing engine at it’s core, WordPress is a powerful tool in the hands of anyone who wants incredible SEO (which you NEED, to be found online), online marketing leverage and social media integration! With the WordPress publishing engine, we have just built you a complex, dynamic, data-driven website.  With WordPress, you can truly tailor a blog, informational or e-commerce website to your own design tastes, needs and business goals.  All the blogging tools you need are readily available: Some are packaged with the WordPress software; others are third-party plugins and add-ons created by members of the WordPress user community. With a little research, knowledge, and time spent on your part, you can take your WordPress website to a place that gives your customers and readers an exciting experience that keeps them coming back for more.

To keep your WordPress website or blog secure and properly backed up, there is ongoing maintenance to think about. Is it absolutely necessary? Nah, you could go without it. But you could go without an oil change – or tire rotations or regular tune-ups – in your car every few thousand miles, too.  Dynamic websites like yours can only “coast” for so long. (read more about static vs. dynamic websites)

The question is…should you? Should you ignore your site’s vulnerabilities? Should you cross your fingers and hope for the best? Or should you keep your site – your content, your products, your message – as safe as possible by keeping current on all WordPress, Plugin and Theme upgrades and should you keep, not only your database, but your site files, backed up on a regular basis, scanned for malware?

Our Basic Monthly Website Maintenance Package includes the following:

  • Updating WordPress software and keeping current with all upgrades (one of the best ways to keep your site secure and hack-resistant & free of malware.  Note: One of the biggest contributors to malware attacks is running outdated software. Protect your users and yourself.)
  • Updating all Themes and Plugins
  • Database backups
  • Monthly backup of every site file on your host’s server, in case of an emergency
  • Email correspondence with us to answer maintenance related issues*

* This does not include other, non-maintenance related WordPress questions, but if you bought a website from LuHow Designs, you have unlimited access to our training videos.

Basic Website Maintenance $75/month

Basic E-Commerce Website Package

The purpose of the Basic E-Commerce Website Package is to tell your customers about your business, get found in online searches and sell your goods or services.

A WordPress website design for a small business means that the website is built with software that you can update yourself. It’s the most user-friendly website software available, is inherently Search Engine Optimized and ready for future SEO. It’s what we use for all our client websites as well as our own.

This package covers the majority of the needs for small businesses who sell products or services online, so if you’re unsure what you need, this is likely the one.  The Basic E-Commerce Website Package is perfect if you want your e-commerce site set up and you are comfortable adding your own content and products.  It provides a complete, professional design for your business. Once your new WordPress Website is live you can edit content and products yourself and customize it as much or as little as you wish.

IMPORTANT: There are some very basic updates to the WordPress platform that must be made monthly for the website to remain secure and fully functional. We can show you how to do these yourself or you may hire a web developer to perform them or you may consider our Optional Monthly Website Maintenance Package below.

The Basic E-Commerce Website Package Includes:

Design

  • Website Design & Graphics from a template with some design customizations
  • Custom Homepage with slideshow/product showcase
  • Social Media Icons
  • Facebook Page Header

Website Programming   

  • Integrated Shopping Cart
  • WordPress built on Genesis Framework
  • 5 Website Content Pages
  • Contact Page with Contact Form (Includes optional embedded Google Map)
  • Website Blog
  • Feedburner Setup
  • Spam Protection
  • Tests for Cross Browser/Platform Compatibility
  • Sitemap & Submission to Major Search Engines (Google, Bing)
  • Google Analytics

Marketing Consultation Services   

  • Strategy Planning
  • Implementation of Strategy
  • 24 Hour Access to Training Videos (coming soon)

Basic Informational Website Package Price Total   $2,950.00

 

Available Monthly Add-ons (Optional)

  • Basic Website Maintenance $75/month
  • Product Uploads $5.00 each
  • Yext Powerlistings & Online Review Management
  • Additional Content Pages (you supply the copy) $50 each
  • Email Marketing Set Up $250
  • Custom Website Design & Programming $50/hour (If you think you will need a lot of customization, please consider our “Deluxe” or “Ultra” E-Commerce Package to save you money) Deluxe & Ultra Packages are coming soon.

Domain & Hosting

  • Domain approx. $10/year, registrant of your choice, we can make recommendations
  • Website Hosting approx. $20-$35/month, hosting provider of your choice, we can make recommendations