September 1st, 2017 LearnDash Tips

WordPress has proven to be an effective learning management system, but only when it’s running properly.

The nature of WordPress is that you have to keep an eye on it. If you’re using various plugins and themes then one of the (often daily) tasks you will need to do is run updates.

This isn’t hard, and usually this is a smooth experience.

But sometimes a plugin update breaks something. When that happens, what do you do next?

Well, the easiest thing to do is to revert your site back to what it was prior to the update… you took a back-up right?

Ah, you didn’t. Okay no problem. Open a ticket with your hosting provider as they will often run routine back-ups of your site.

But it might not be from the past few minutes but instead the status of your site from a few hours ago.

Is that something you want to be doing on a daily basis? No, I don’t think anyone does. And running updates is only one small task associated with managing a WordPress site.

This is why it is a good idea for more elaborate learning programs that are run on WordPress to hire an administrator – and I got good news: it’s not as expensive as you might think.

There are actually a number of WordPress maintenance and support service available that have plans starting around $99/month. That is a small price to pay for not having to worry about the scenario I just mentioned.

To save you the time of having to research these firms yourself I have included the more popular options below. If you know of any others then feel free to post them in the comments.

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Justin Ferriman started LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Justin's Homepage | Twitter

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