WordPress Maintenance Services in Dortmund

WordPress Maintenance Services in Dortmund. Different plans for different websites. Are you looking to hire a professional to maintain your WordPress website? Whether you have a simple presentation site or a complex one, I can provide monthly, weekly and daily updates, support, and reports to make sure your WordPress site is kept in the best condition.

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Software Updates

  • WordPress Core
  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • PHP version
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Security

  • Sitewide Security Audits
  • 24/7 Malware Scanning
  • Hack Remediation and Cleanup
  • Web Application Firewall Setup
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Backups

  • Scheduled Monthly, Weekly or Daily
  • Secure Cloud Backup Storage
  • Access and Option to Download the Backup
  • Free Backup Restoration
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Content Updates

  • Blog Posts
  • Page Edits
  • Content Creation
  • Media compression
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Tracking and Reporting

  • Monthly Action Reports
  • SEO, Security and Performance Recommendations
  • Downtime Reports
  • Hacking Attempts 24/7 Reports
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Hosting

  • Migration
  • Performance Optimization
  • Tech Support Management
  • Troubleshooting
Pricing plan

WordPress Maintenance Packages

Basic Plan

$87

Full Website Backup: Monthly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: One time

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Support Time/mo: 30 minutes

Response Time: Within 72h

Standard Plan

$174

Full Website Backup: Weekly

Safely WordPress Core Update: Weekly

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Weekly

Test Links and Contact Form: Monthly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 4 articles/month

Support Time/mo: 60 minutes

Response Time: Within 48h

Premium Plan

$348

Full Website Backup: Daily

Safely WordPress Core Update: Daily

Theme, Plugins and PHP Update: Daily

Test Links and Contact Form: Weekly

Security and Hack-Proof: One time

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

WordPress Security report: Weekly

WordPress SEO report: Weekly

WordPress Recovery: When it’s required

Publish Articles (+ SEO + recommendations): 2 articles/week

Website Speed Test

Support Time/mo: 120 minutes

Response Time: Within 24h

Free WordPress Migration: 1/mo

IMPORTANT NOTES (READ BEFORE BUY):

  1. There is a non-refundable clause at point no. 8 from the FAQ list. Make sure you read the FAQ before buying this service. You can find the WordPress maintenance FAQ list on each product page, from the WordPress Maintenance category.
  2. If you choose to buy for an entire year, you get 2 months of maintenance for FREE.

Dortmund – The Steel City (Stahlstadt)

Dortmund is a city located in the Arnsberg administration region, Rhin area of Western Germany. Situated in the Bundesland of North-Rhine Westphalia, Dortmund covers an area of 280.71 km2 (108.38 sq mi), making it the largest city in the Ruhr Valley and the seventh-largest in the country. In 2020 official government statistics estimated the city population at 587,696 with a density of 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi). The urban area population (Ruhr) is estimated at 5,302,179 people, while the metro area population (Rhine-Ruhr) is estimated at 11,300,000 people. The official spoken language is German.

Dortmund has a long history as an industrial city but has undergone a significant transformation into today’s modern cosmopolitan center. Aside from significant structural and economic change, the city has also enjoyed widespread cultural development by building new shopping precincts and a Philharmonic Hall (Dortmunder Philharmoniker). In 2010, Dortmund has embraced the Ruhr region’s status as the European Capital of Culture (awarded by the European Union) by rolling out a vibrant creative program of projects and events. In 2021, Dortmund has won the competition iCapital Award 2021 – European Capital of Innovation“. 

The city has also earned the nickname of the “Green Metropolis” because almost half its area is comprised of waterways, parks, and woodlands, which, combined with its architecture and sporting facilities, has begun to attract large numbers of visitors.

Dortmund is currently governed by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP) (which has a long history as the biggest party in the town council). The city’s current Lord Mayor of Dortmund is Thomas Westphal (assumed office on 1 November 2020) of the Social Democratic Party.

Dortmund Economy

Dortmund is the powerhouse of the Rhine Ruhr region. In 2021 the state statistics office estimated the city’s GDP at €22.574 billion, some 17% of total regional GDP. At the same time, GDP per capita was estimated at €38,469.

Dortmund has transitioned from an industry-based economy (producing steel, coal, and beer) into one dominated by the services sector in the past few decades. The transition was driven by the “Dortmund Project,” an initiative set up as a public-private partnership to strengthen the city’s economic power. Home to numerous medium-sized enterprises, core sectors now include healthcare, manufacturing, energy, financial services, and business.

Dortmund has also become recognized for its dynamic technology sector that encompasses a range of areas from Biotechnology and Microtechnology to Automotive and Life Sciences. The sector is undergoing rapid growth, and the city is now home to hundreds of IT companies, manufacturing firms (specializing in nanotechnology), and logistics firms.

The city also enjoys a burgeoning creative sector with advertising, design, architecture, fashion, and music.

Dortmund’s agricultural sector, although small is, still plays an essential role in the local economy. Farms and agricultural land surround the city center, producing grains, vegetables, and meat products.

Dortmund Infrastructure

Dortmund’s location makes it a central transportation hub for goods traveling from the west to the east of Germany and beyond. The city is linked to other major cities and neighboring countries by a network of well-maintained autobahns as it lies right at the center of the European Motorway Network.

The city center operates a modern and efficient public transport system that consists of an underground, suspension railway, and buses.

Dortmund’s central railway station, or Hauptbahnhof, moves over 982 trains per day and 190,000 passengers, making it the busiest station in the Ruhr Area and the second busiest in Germany. The station operates frequent Eurocity and Intercity trains to other major German and European destinations, alongside extensive regional services.

Dortmund also boasts the largest canal harbor in Europe that offers regional business a direct connection to the significant seaports throughout Europe.

Dortmund’s International Airport is the city’s largest airport and lies 10 kilometers east of the city center. The airport is overgrowing, with a newly built hall and extended runway to meet demand. According to official statistics, in 2022, the airport had over 2.5 million passengers to major destinations all over Europe.

Dortmund Workforce

In 2019 The City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency estimated Dortmund’s total workforce over 325,000 people. The workforce is predominantly German, with Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, and Dutch.

Around 79% of the workforce was employed in the city’s services sector, 20% in Manufacturing. Agriculture and forestry accounted for the remaining 0.5%. Primary industries within the services sector included rental, real estate, financial, insurance, transport, communications, and trade.

Dortmund’s highly skilled workforce results from the city’s excellent public education system. As a major university center, the city is home to a large student body that attends its many facilities, including the Technical University, University of Applied Sciences, and International School of Management. The city is also a leading location for science and research, containing several research organizations and institutes that interlock with the universities and local industries providing integrated learning opportunities. Fields of expertise include IT, Micro Mechanical Systems, Biomedical Science, and Robotics.

Dortmund’s unemployment rate at 11,5% (est. 2017).

Business Costs in Dortmund

Germany’s individual income tax rates work on a 0% – 45% progressive scale.

Corporate tax is charged on corporate enterprises, particularly public and private limited companies and other corporations, e.g., cooperatives and foundations. In addition, businesses are expected to pay a solidarity tax of 5.5% and a trade tax. The standard corporate rate in 2021 was set at 15% but combined with the additional taxes. The effective corporate tax rate is about 30%-33%.

The standard VAT rate in Germany is 19%, while a reduced VAT of 16% can be applied to food and agriculture products.

From January 1st, 2021, the minimum wage is 9.50 euros per hour worked and from July 1st, 2021, the minimum wage is 9.60 euros per hour worked. Since 2020, the minimum wage rate in Germany is around 1.584,00 EUR net.

Office rental costs are considerably cheaper in Dortmund than in other major German cities such as Berlin and Munich, have estimated costs of €246 and €409/sq.m per year, respectively.

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WordPress Maintenance Packages in Dortmund – Why Do You Need It?

To keep your WordPress website performing well after its online publication, your website still needs to be managed and technically maintained. It is not prudent to just publish your website and walk away thinking “job-done”.

Search engines such as GoogleYahoo!, and Bing are constantly evolving using artificial intelligence and changing their algorithms (the way they evaluate your website) to finely hone their user’s search experience. Therefore, properly managing and technically maintaining a website ensures it stays in tune with changing search engine technology and software environment.

After the publication of your website, I can continue to be the webmaster for your website, providing website technical support and carrying out any website maintenance required.

The WordPress Care Plans in Dortmund are renewable monthly or annually, and, depending on your specific case, it can include the renewal of hosting space and domain name, maintaining website security, monitoring website traffic, search engine re-submissions and tracking changes, as well as recovering your website in case of disaster.

Nowadays, many people simply forget to backup their enterprise website: Maybe the stress of running their business, the lack of knowledge, or any other reasons.

Some of the bad scenarios when you need a site backup:

  • Hacked site recovery – In case you need to recover your business website very fast, and in the same way it was, you need a backup.
  • WordPress updates break your website – It happens. Every time you make a theme or plugin update, make sure you do a backup before. Most people put those updates on “auto” mode, meaning your WordPress site can go down while your potential clients are surfing on it. That’s bad!
  • Cheap hosting – One of the biggest problems with those cheap hosting providers ($1/month, $5/month, $15/month) with UNLIMITED traffic, UNLIMITED domains, and other misleading offers may disappear after a few weeks you just bought their plan(s). Guess what?! Your website will disappear, too. In order to keep your website online, you need someone (person or software) to take care of it, and take prompt action in case of any problems.

In any case, you need a fresh and well-structured backup of your website. But these WordPress site maintenance services aren’t only about backups. I also provide Security protection for your site and implement the last réglementation in the matter of WordPress security. Your website is in safe hands and your enterprise will continue to prosper.

Why is WordPress website maintenance important?

WordPress is the most successful CMS (*content management system). Due to its heavy use worldwide, however, it is also a popular target for hackers. Similar to an operating system on the computer, WordPress must be updated regularly. Functionalities are expanded and security gaps are closed. Once regularly updated, WordPress is stable and secure. However, WordPress installations that are rarely updated or not updated at all are vulnerable and run the risk of being infected by malicious code.

I take care of all the necessary details to make your WordPress website more secure and regularly update the WordPress core system and all plugins used. In the first step, I carry out a basic check of your WordPress website. I check the WordPress core data, plugins, and themes used. I check the performance and carry out the first security checks. Your system is checked for security gaps and for viruses, malware, or Trojans. I am interested in the general condition of your website and the associated immunity of the system. As soon as the basis is right, all further work follows.

I keep your WordPress website up to date with regular updates

For the operation of a professional WordPress website, it is necessary to ensure regular updates of the system and the installed plugins and themes. Regular updates are the basic work for a safe and stable WordPress website. I carry out these essential tasks and constantly stabilize the immune system of your website. At the same time, we check the compatibility of the individual plugins and the functionality of the entire website after each update.

I create backups of your WordPress website

Your website is important to your business and often the focus of many marketing efforts. A successful website puts a lot of time and energy into it. This business area can be temporarily paralyzed by WordPress problems such as incompatible plugins or themes. This is not yet about hacker attacks or other infections. That’s why regular backups are the reinsurance of your website. Thanks to a WordPress backup, we can quickly restore the normal operation of your website in an emergency. I take care of your WordPress security and create regular data backups on external servers and secure your business sustainably.

I check your WordPress website after each update

In addition to the necessary updates to the WordPress core version and the plugins used to keep your website stable and up-to-date, a subsequent check of your website for functionality is mandatory. Since plugins are offered by different developers and companies, incompatibilities can never be ruled out. Especially when using many plugins, the risk increases, and problems can occur. Therefore, a function test of the website after each update should be routine. I offer you this routine and can also carry out an analysis of the plugins you use to determine whether they are necessary.

I do the work for you. You save time and money.

I am your specialized service provider for the care and maintenance of WordPress websites. As a web developer, I’ve been dealing with WordPress for many years (since 2008, more exactly) and have gained extensive experience. Benefit from my knowledge and save time and money and concentrate on your core business. I concentrate on your WordPress website and take care of all technically demanding maintenance work. I keep an eye on all components and carry out major WordPress upgrades, updates, and minor updates to plugins and themes.

I carry out security scans to detect malware and other infections, check the availability of your website (up-time monitoring), and create regular backups. If there are problems with the website, I will inform you in good time and offer solutions at short notice. The maintenance packages include all the important functions to keep your WordPress website stable, secure, and long-term.


For other WordPress website maintenance services, such as adding new content (text, images, WooCommerce products), as well as adding new features, the price is $75/hour (negotiable, depending of the nature of tasks and the number of hours you need). For urgent WordPress support, you can contact me anytime.

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