Once again today I had to move 2 WordPress sites off of GoDaddy Hosting. The client had simply had enough of what he was forced to put up with.
My forms keep stop working for no reason what so ever. Customers complained that I wasn’t responding to their request but I never got it. It was working fine and no changes had been made what so ever. I tried to login to my Dashboard and saw nothing more than the “White Screen of Death”. My Plugins stopped working, help!
Each time I would call for help and got no where slowly but found myself being presented with numerous opportunities to buy more services that could help in the future etc. I need this problem fixed before I think about buying more things that will just stop working for no reason. And on and on ……
Move my sites NOW!!!! Get me out of here ASAP!!!!
WordPress Plugins are what lets you use WordPress for more than just a blog. A Plugin could be just a simple image slideshow or a full functioning Online Store and any where in between.
I work with a lot of client site’s and each one is unique. If you have a WordPress website, chances are you haven’t seen too many others and have little reason to think there is any difference from one to the next. Truth is that there is a huge difference. No two WordPress sites are identical.
Do I need to update my plugins? is really a tough question. If everything is working why should I? Has an improvement been made? Have any changes been made to the plugin? Will updating this plugin affect my website in a negative way? These are all valid concerns and it all depends on how you have your blog is set up. Security is always a concern and keeping things up to date is typically the best way to stay ahead but sometimes it can be bad to have the latest and greatest. Open Source software is consistently evolving so try to understand that from time to time an issue may arise. With all the frequent updates to WordPress itself you really want to make sure that everything works as it should so keeping an eye on things and having backups can really save the day. The Theme you are using with your WordPress Blog also needs to be kept up to date so you can really get all the benefits WordPress has to offer. Keeping your Theme up to date is even a more difficult question to answer and all depends on where you acquired the theme itself. If you developed the theme yourself you should have a pretty good idea of what you want or need it to do. If you purchased the theme then you are pretty much relying on the author to stay current and on top of things. If you had the theme developed for you then you should really stay in touch with the developer that you contracted. Many themes do not auto update so if you are relying on a notification on your Dashboard regarding a theme update chances are you will be waiting for some time. If you need some to keep your WordPress website up to date give me a call so we can take a closer look at your blog.
A Plugin is a group of php functions that can extend the functionality present in a standard WordPress weblog. These functions may all be defined in one php file, or may be spread among more than one file. Usually, a plugin is a php file that can be uploaded to the “wp-content/plugins” directory on your web server, where you have installed WordPress. Once you have uploaded the plugin file, you should be able to “turn it on” or Enable it from the “Plugins” page in the administration interface of your weblog. The WordPress source code contains hooks that can be used by plugins.
– Information about WordPress Themes found on http://codex.wordpress.org –