Client Sites: The Aftermath

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How to keep things going - without going insane.

How to keep things going - without going insane.

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  • 1. Client Sites: The Aftermath How to keep things going without going insane @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 2. pennilessSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 3. unemployedSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 4. jackassSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 5. singleSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 6. loserSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 7. Client Sites: The Aftermath How to keep things going without going insane what the f *ck y ou do your with e don a sit e e onc e @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 8. I’m Mason I support WordPress Support Team Leader, WPMU DEV • Average 1700 unique topics (questions) per month and about 7000 posts in total. • Team of 9 full-time support reps from across the globe • Nearly 150 individual plugins and over a million downloads @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 9. I’m Mason I support WordPress CEO, WP Valet • Let us think about WordPress so you don’t have to • Management. Support. Peace of mind. • You’re very own CTO @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 10. Anyone can manage a WordPress website... until they can’t.Saturday, December 1, 12
  • 11. Don’t let a site go without... • Plan for upgrades (WordPress AND plugins/themes) • Backup Solution • Strategy for “next steps” on the site @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 12. WordPress Multiste • Manage several client sites on one WP install • Update plugins and themes once for all • Domain Mapping @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 13. REAL WordPress Hosting Advantages: WordPress Updates | Backups | Security Audits Players: WP Engine | Page.ly | Synthesis | zippykid @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 14. Ongoing Maintenance and Plugin/Theme Updates • Manage WP - Update plugins/themes across multiple installs from one incredible dashboard with one click • WP Remote - Update @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 15. Manage WPSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 16. Plugins to keep things running smoothly • Akismet - Comment spam reduction • Hot!x - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hot!x/ • WP Help - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-help/ • VaultPress - vaultpress.com • Audit Trail - wordpress.org/extend/plugins/audit-trail/ @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 17. WP HelpSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 18. WP Audit LoggerSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 19. Help them help you • If they’re up to date, you won’t be up late • Spend a little time, save yourself a dime • @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12
  • 20. Mason James @masonjames http://masonjames.com http://premium.wpmudev.org http://thewpvalet.com @masonjames #orlandowordcampSaturday, December 1, 12