Need help with your WordPress site?

Are you responsible for looking after the company website?

For a variety of reasons, you find yourself reading this blog post. You may have been recently employed by your company to fulfill a vacant role. Somewhere along the way the boss has pointed the finger at you and asked you to maintain or update the website. OMG! What? Where do I start? What do I do next? What if I break it?

Getting help with WordPress

If you live in the Hobart area of Tasmania you are in luck. Forte Web Design offer a service where they can come to you and review your website with you. We offer a number of services and list these out here.

Adhoc assistance getting started

Perhaps your new to the job and just need help sorting things out. Or maybe you need someone with experience to spend an hour with you and make sure you are doing things optimally. We bill at hourly rates and are very happy to visit you for anywhere from 1 hour upward and work through any issues and process clarifications you may need.

Onsite meet-up and site review

We will come and visit you at your site, ask you some questions about your business and what it is you want the website to do for you. Then, sitting along side you we will step through the front end of the site, that part that everyone sees, and offer you some critiques and improvements. Key things we are looking for are:

  • a consistent look and feel across the site
  • same font sizes, colours and styles
  • same sized images and images that relate to written content
  • a smooth logical flow in the menu and other links on the site
  • important company information prominently displayed
  • responsive design that means your site will look as good on a mobile phone as it does on a tablet or laptop.

Then, based on what you've told us so far, we'll login using your credentials and review the back end of the website. We will review the following:

  • Your plugins. Are they current or old? Are you running multple plugins that do the same thing? Is there one that is better than the others? Can we reduce the number of plugins to improve site performance?
  • Your backup strategy. are you backing up the site regularly? If so are you backing up offsite?
  • Software updates. Out of date software presents the biggest security risk. We will review how often you perform these updates.
  • General site mechanics and how to improve workflow. Part of what puts people off maintaining their own sites is they don't know when they are doing things right. We'll help you document routine processes so that you can get in quickly, make your changes, then get back to your real work.

Don't have time to look after the site yourself?

Its often the way that when things get busy the first thing to suffer is your website. This can present a real problem because your website is often the customer facing part of your business. If it isn't kept up to date and looking its best this can reflect poorly on your business.

Another problem that often happens is where you have several team members updating the site. They don't follow a clear set of guidelines and as a consequence the site continuity breaks. Before you know it you have a different look and feel on the page that Joe worked on to what Jane did last week.

When you consider the cost of paying staff to do something they are not trained to do along with the unknown cost on your business reputation it can be much more economical to contract Forte Web Design to make changes and manage the site on your behalf.

There is zero cost involved in asking the question and in fact we offer a complimentary 1 hour service where we will come and visit you, review your site while discussing your needs for no cost. At the very least you will come away with a better idea of your website and what you need to do to keep it running well. If at the end of it you decide that your business could benefit from some assistance we'll work with you to fit within your budget and requirements.

We believe we offer very good value for money and can be your trusted partner assisting you with new ideas and methods as your business continues to grow.

Ready to start work on your new site?

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