WordPress is one of the easiest Content Management Systems to set up and run, but what happens after a web developer finishes their work and hands off a WordPress website to a site owner?
Designing and developing in WordPress are beginning stages in the lifecycle of a website. There are additional stages for content development, training and support, administration and maintenance, statistical feedback, and software upgrades.
Fortunately, there are best practices for WordPress configuration, backups, security, performance, and other aspects of website management. And, just as with witches, there are good hosts and bad hosts that will affect how well or how terribly WordPress performs.
In recent years a new industry has emerged for Managed WordPress Hosting that handles many of these details, making the job much easier. This presentation for WordUp Minneapolis reviews the key areas of WordPress website management from the basic setup on the frontend to complexities on the backend plus supporting users throughout their content lifecycle.