The True Cost of WordPress Maintenance

The True Cost of WordPress Maintenance

When working with WordPress Website clients, I always try to include a Maintenance package in our signed contract. Many of the clients are all for it and see how it can help. Some clients don’t see any need for it. And sometimes, clients feel they can do it themselves (which is a great option in my opinion if they are willing to take the time and gain the knowledge to do so!).

Here is a decent article by EfficientWP explaining these 3 types of support you can have on a website:
None
Hire Someone
Do it Yourself

The True Cost of WordPress Maintenance

Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Well, it’s finally happening.  WordPress 5.0 will be a very big update and it’s being released 12/6/2108. This is a great article by WordFence that explains what I’ve been trying to tell my clients for months now: WordPress 5.0: How and When to Update

  1. You can use a classic editor for a few years if you do not want to use the new editing features.  The new editor will have a learning curve for end users, but it should offer some improvements as well as some frustrations.
  2. If you have older or abandoned plugins, there is a chance they will NOT work with the new WordPress 5.0 and that could have serious effects on your website.  This should hopefully be solved by locating the out of date plugins and finding new ones to use instead.
  3. If you have an older WordPress template or a customized template that was not kept up to date, your site may no longer work correctly.  It is impossible to tell how until you update to WordPress 5.0.  The solution for this is to use a new template (which will be difficult if you had one customized).

Good luck WordPress Users!  Feel free to contact Collective IT Solutions if you need help!

Start with a Theme

Start with a Theme

If you have no idea how you want your website to look or maybe just a few ideas about how you want your website to look, it’s a great idea to start with a Theme. WordPress has so many available themes out there in the design / development world. Some of them are very good and have a lot of features already included. Some of them are even free! (more…)