WordPress Migration

WordPress is a so-called content management system that is the public face of very many websites, over 50% of them out there now.

ArtOfLogic both moves sites for you and can create them from scratch for you.

WordPress software itself is free and does not belong to any particular platform or place, but is supported by a great many web hosts (the company that stores and displays your pages for you) around the world. While it is not rocket science in itself, using standard web technologies named  PHP page scripts and  MySQL database, typically it will be heavily customized by the web host themselves and also by the client (likely you or your designer)
with various plug-ins and artistic flourishes.

ArtOfLogic has been working with PHP /SQL for 20+ years &  has been building and moving WordPress websites for over 10 years, an increasing amount of this consultancy consists of helping people to move their entire website from one host to another as transparently as possible.
We stopped hosting such websites for clients ourselves several years ago because clients are better served by using major systems that have 24 x 7 support, high reliability and monitoring and multiple redundancies- at prices around $100 a year
Some hosts that shall remain nameless and notoriously difficult and expensive to deal with and some do not even have a real person to speak to on the phone. So we help you Leave.

The client remains in control of the new registration of their domain name, the domain name database service,
the hosting and the WordPress itself. For our  part, we make sure when it comes over that unneeded things are left out, and that several important tools are added to perform metrics and security, and that it’s all up-to-date
You have to keep the Bulgarians out while being able to measure your real visitors!

ArtOfLogic  do very little graphic design (We designed this site ourselves and it shows!) but can refer that out.
We also install themes of your choice with the caveat that these can sometimes be quite complex and involved with interesting layouts and behaviors. There are ready-made templates by the thousands, some of them free and some of them very complex and costly.
Over 8000 free right here: https://wordpress.org/themes/
The same goes for plug-ins – these are additional pieces of software that add functionality to your website such as photo galleries geolocation, weather reports and so forth.
Again, many but not all are free. See here
https://wordpress.org/plugins/

As a sidenote – because of understanding the underlying technology we will also perform the kind of optimising that makes your site attractive to Google and other search engines with settings that even a few years ago did not have a major impact – for example all sites now are expected to have a security certificate “https//” and a so-called site map which should be auto generated every time there is a change.
Google no longer wants to go looking for your Changes,
It needs to be told what you’ve done and when you have done it otherwise it will not bother anymore ‘crawling’ your site as it used to.  Here is our auto generated Sitemap, for example

Remember, that paying for Google advertisements is a poor substitute for being found as well as you possibly can be, using free, organic searches with metrics to help your decisions about advertising

Being found by Google is not black magic; It’s well documented how to make them interested in your site and we have been doing this for years. Only then should you consider paying for ads and be very sure that you are presented with the return on your investment if you hire a search engine optimizing (SEO) company- and oh-
Look for their Portfolio.
Whatever we do, we always provide the stats.

Your visit with us will wrap up by making sure the pieces are in place for the site to update itself regularly against break in attempts and mischief, which you are notified of by email.
If you decide to sign a contract we take care of all of this for you complete with reports every month. We also perform Uptime Monitoring. 

When we say Complete- we mean Complete. We also move your Email accounts if needed. To Google Apps / WorkSpace, for example.

We have specialized for years with nonprofits but will gladly work with almost anybody anywhere 🙂
(Google Workspace email etc.  is free to non profits- we help you do that up if needed) 

We also provide training- a fairly new addition to our services.

Thanks!

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