Client Web Resource Guide
A Monthly Plan for Site Upkeep and Web Health
The following is a checklist that should be completed monthly in order to keep your website fast, updated and prepared for any unexpected issues. Think of your site as a houseplant. If you neglect to water the plant, it will deteriorate — just like your website will if you ignore it. So, to keep your site healthy and functioning at its best, you’ve got to “water” it every month and give it the care it needs.
If you lack experience with web and the back-end of your site intimidates you, remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. We don’t expect anyone to be a WordPress wizard right out of the gate, but in a few months’ time, you’ll be making these updates with ease.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, Agency 877 is more than happy to help. Follow these three line-items and use these external resources to your advantage in order to keep your site in great shape with minimal effort.
WordPress at a Glance
The sidebar in WordPress is your home for all the tabs you need to track and manage your site smoothly. Get familiar with them here:
Overall view of the site, has site status, current info related to the site
Will display of your needed updates, including plugins and themes
Where you create/edit posts for your blog
Where you can upload and store all of your photos, documents, videos and anything you want to add to the pages of your website
Create and edit settings for your sites forms
Add/edit pages within your site
Any replies from your blog entries will be housed here. You can remove any
unwanted or potential spam here
Customize your site’s general visual settings like layout, typography, background, footer, navigation, buttons, etc.
Control, update and add new plugins
Control who has access to your site and add contributing users
Overall site settings and privacy settings
Theme and module customizer. Also includes the Divi Library where saved rows, buttons, and created content is stored after being saved.
WordPress Content Creation Resources
How-To Youtube Videos
Want to learn about Divi basics and test the water? This is a great starting tutorial to get your feet wet.
Editing Your Site
Methods and tips to make basic site edits, from adding content to sections to adding photos to your pages.
Simple tutorial to add pages and new content to your website.
Changing your header options with text, photo and video. A great way to help your site stand out from the others.
A basic guide to adding movable headers to the top of your page. An easy wow factor and introduction to your site’s pages.
Need to upload a new photo to your site? Add or delete some more photos from your gallery? This guide can help.
Creating Sections (Rows)
Feeling Brave? Here’s a more advanced tutorial on adding new sections to your site, which is a great way to keep it fresh.
Editing Your Footer & Theme Customizer
Simple footer editing and theme techniques to change the overall look of your site, from themes to fonts and colors.
Ways to Stay Up to Date
Your Monthly Checklist
The main ways to keep your site updated and healthy are through plugins, themes and social and creative solutions.
Let’s take a closer look at each!
Want to Learn More?
Here’s an 877-curated playlist from Youtube if you’d like to learn more about Word Press, Divi, and website health-related topics.