Yesterday,  WordPress 4.0 was released.  There are some great changes in it that help you add new content and manage your media libraries. There is a short video on this page: http://wordpress.org/news/2014/09/benny/ that shows you some of the features.

What does this mean for you? Well, I like to let things bake a bit to make sure there aren’t any surprises. I’ll upgrade a few sites that I own now and see how they do. The plugins we use for your site will probably also all be updated. Sometime next week, or the week after, we can look at upgrading your site(s). This way we let others test it out for us.

For those of you with support memberships, there’s no additional cost for the upgrade (that’s why you bought the membership!). Otherwise, I’ll upgrade you based on our previous arrangements.

You can view your membership and options by clicking on “Account” and then “Upgrade Support”.

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Complimentary

Complimentary Support includes:

  • Submit support tickets for updates, changes and other issues
  • Access to the online Q & A
  • News and information about web sites and hosting that may help you.

The Complimentary Support level does not included updates, modifications, content updates, new features, etc. These services will be billed as agreed upon.


Supported

This is the most basic support level designed to make sure your site is up-to-date with the most current stable releases. If you need more support, please consider one of the other levels.

The Supported level includes a monthly visit to your site to do the following:

  • Upgrade to the next stable major Wordpress release
  • Upgrade plugins to the next stable release that works on the site's current WordPress release.
  • Check to ensure all site functions are operating as expected.
  • When installed, review security plugin notices for any anomolies or issues.

The Supported level does not included content updates, new features, etc. If there are issues related to upgrades, they will be billed as extra services.

Additional services will be billed as agreed upon.


Support Plus

The Support Plus level includes everything in the Supported level with a twice monthly visit to your site and the following:

  • Minor content editing and updates (about 30 minutes worth per month)
  • Access to the Wordpress Tutorial Video Library
  • Up to 30 minutes / month of one-on-one phone support (by appointment)

The Supported level does not included major site changes, adding new features, etc. These are additional services will be billed as agreed upon.

Below is a sample video tutorial from the WordPress Video Tutorial Library:

Additional videos will be added, and you can request videos through a support ticket.

Concierge Support

Concierge Support is the premium support level. In addition to the all that's included in the other levels, it also includes the following:

  • Use of all premium/paid Protospace plugins & themes, including updates, without additional cost.
  • Priority ticket support (usually within 24 hours 6 days per week - Sunday is excluded)
  • At least weekly.
  • Make sure everything is always good.
  • If your email is on the same server, we'll assist you with your email accounts, too.
  • Assistance with updating content, adding features, etc.

Additional services will be billed as agreed upon.


About Themes and Plugins

We purchases developer rights to various themes and plugins that may help power your site. Theme and Plugin developers put in a lot of time and effort to develop these themes and plugins. We pay them for their efforts.

Concierge support includes the right to use these themes and plugins.  Some themes and plugins have a one-time charge to use it indefinitely, others require annual fees to be able to upgrade.

Your first year is included with your project.

If you choose to not use Concierge Support, then your themes and plugins will not be able to be updated until you purchase a license.  You do not need to update your themes and plugins, but it is always recommended.

Protospace offers the use of our developer license for various plugins and themes that include the use of ElegantThemes Themes, Gravity Forms forms and WPMU plugins and themes. This can save you hundreds of dollars each year over purchasing memberships or updating the themes yourselves.


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Please let me know if you want me to hold off on upgrading please let me know.

Thanks!

~Paul