Revisiting one of my blog posts from three years ago, I had talked about how some companies in San Diego charge a monthly WordPress maintenance fee and it really isn’t worth it if you take care of your site yourself. For the most part I hold true to that post, you don’t need to pay for maintenance, but I’m adding an addendum with the word ‘IF’…a BIG IF (more on that later).
Backup first then update WordPress
For goodness sake…
As I encounter more and more of my client’s sites getting hacked, I feel the urgency to write an article about why you should be updating the WordPress platform as all updates are released. Actually this goes for plugins as well.
The onslaught of ill-willed hackers disrupting the businesses of others is mind boggling, but rather than belabor their sinfulness, I will focus on being proactive in building up an armory against them.
I know that SEO takes quite a bit of work on my part; competitive research, keyword analysis, content generation or manipulation, coding precisely and making sure pages load quickly. However I can’t help but think that WordPress’s unwavering quality as a content management system combined with the clean coding that a myriad of talented programmers have devoted to developing WordPress and the outrageously wonderful search engine optimization plugin’s available…have a lot to do with it.
Web Consulting San Diego
People come to me for web consulting for many reasons. Sometimes they just need a quick fix on their web site or need a bit of advice. Others have taken on the task of building their own business website but they’re befuddled by a WordPress function they would like to incorporate. Occasionally a client will want a customized function that is not readily available in the WordPress.org suppository of plugins.
REMEMBER…Content is King!
Many times when I am approached to build a website, the client often doesn’t have a clue of what’s in store…for them. What I mean by that is many people are under the assumption that when they hire a web developer, that they (the client) will have little else to do except give some general direction. WRONG!!! I think it would be valuable to educate the business owner about what is expected from them before they endeavor their website project.
I must love WordPress
I started developing WordPress Websites at the beginning 2008. I am amazed at the revolution that has occurred within this wonderful content management system. “WordPress? I thought that was for blogs.” I remember hearing this quite frequently back in the day.
After an unfortunate detour in my life over the last 2 years, I have come full circle, in life and in work. I am grateful for the life experience-tough as it was, as it taught me more about myself than I had ever known and who the people and things are that matter most in this world.
WordPress is THE platform of choice for me as a web developer when it comes to creating and maintaining professionally built websites that work.