Many designers and developers think that their clients come directly from Hell. The truth is that website developers have a large variety of clients. Some of them are unacquainted with WordPress and web design and let experts do what they know how to do while others believe that their opinion is always right even though they have no web development experience. Willing or not, clients must be educated! One of the most common misconceptions is that a site doesn’t need any work after it’s added online. This is a huge mistake freelancers, coders, designers, developers, and agencies often make. Anytime a site goes live, the client should be informed that it’s only the beginning and not the end. A website needs consistent improvements, updates, and new content, and clients aren’t always aware of this work. Educate your clients, and you won’t be bothered by annoying phone calls. Instead of a cold relationship with clients, strengthen it by providing a WordPress … [Read more...] about How To Offer a WordPress Maintenance Service
TL;DR: Yes, hiring a WordPress maintenance company does make sense, just not for everybody. WordPress maintenance is one of those topics that tend to divide people into two groups: some people stand behind such services wholeheartedly, while others get all “I can take care of own my site!” about it. So what gives? Does hiring a WordPress maintenance company really make sense? And if so, for whom … just developers working on client sites, or maybe people running their own sites too?And, more importantly, why are we even talking about this?It all started a couple of months ago, when a company called WP Team Support contacted us about the possibility of doing some written promotion. But instead of just publishing a classic ad, like, “hey, they’re great, check them out!” we’ve decided that an in-depth look into the whole topic of WordPress maintenance services is going to bring much more value. Particularly, the thing we … [Read more...] about WordPress Maintenance Company vs DIY – Are WordPress Maintenance Services Worth the Money?
September 27th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . A short while ago, we talked about how you can use BackWPup to send backups of your WordPress site to Amazon S3 or other popular cloud computing services. But BackWPup is more than just a backup automation tool for WordPress. It can also be used to perform DB maintenance for your website or even save your WP export files to your FTP account.Currently Trending Themes10 Attractive Themes for Social Media Marketing AgenciesYour database can become slow and sluggish if you don’t take time to optimize it for better performance. Checking your database from time to time and getting rid of the unnecessary overhead gives you a better chance to get the best performance out of your DB on your server. BackWPup can automate the process. You can choose when and how often you want to perform optimization tasks on your DB. We do our backups every 2 weeks (our current host also offers daily snapshots which helps). We have opted to optimize … [Read more...] about How To Automate WordPress Maintenance
Every website has to perform maintenance at some point or another. Whether it is due to site’s upgrade portion or due to some technical issues, your website may be unavailable for some time. During that period, your potential visitors may walk away after they see the broken/error page and never come back. However, you can save some of your website visitors(if not all) by displaying an attractive coming soon/maintenance mode page on your landing page. WordPress, being a flexible and versatile platform has come up with the default coming soon/maintenance mode page. However, the default coming soon/maintenance mode page doesn’t contain much features and looks quite dull. Thereby, using a WordPress coming soon/maintenance mode plugin would be a great alternative. A WordPress coming soon/maintenance mode plugin will allow you to create some attractive coming soon/maintenance mode page on your landing page in no time. They come with many configurable options and will let you add … [Read more...] about Top 5 Best Free WordPress Coming Soon/Maintenance Mode Plugins
WordPress maintenance mode plugins can be effective in handling new under construction site. We have already published an article about best under construction coming soon WordPress themes to create a coming soon page. It’s always a good idea to put your site into maintenance mode while you are making some changes to your site so that the users doesn’t see a broken site. You can use a coming soon theme, but there will be instances when you want to use a custom theme and make changes in the theme to make it fit as per your requirement, the maintenance mode WordPress plugins become handy in such scenarios. In this post, we will discuss the best maintenance mode plugins which you can use on your site while making changes. Best Coming Soon WordPress Plugins Under Construction Page As the name suggests, it’s a plugin to put your site into maintenance mode quickly. The plugin is simple to get started, there is nothing complicated, and any WordPress user can use this plugin … [Read more...] about 12 Best WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins