Backup. Secure. Sync. As easy as 1-2-3!
Why spend a ton of money having special companies performing updates, backups and security if you can do it so easy and cheap for yourself?
If your site is coded well, uses reliable plugins then this is something you can do on your own. We do it for our site and a few selected clients. And it works so well.
Let us introduce the iTheme family of WordPress plugins that makes your life easier and less expensive.
Make sure your WordPress website is secure and protected with iThemes Security Pro. iThemes Security Pro works to fix common WordPress security issues you may not know exist. By adding an extra layer of protection, iThemes Security Pro helps give you peace of mind—and keeps the bad guys out. Did we mention it gives you malware scanning to?
Protecting Half a Million WordPress Sites Since 2010. With BackupBuddy Stash Live it continuously watches for changes to posts, pages, media, plugins & themes, and then immediately pushes them up for safe storage. Or you can have your backups downloaded to your mac/pc or Dropbox/Google Drive.
iThemes Sync is an easy way to manage updates for all your WordPress sites from one place. Instead of logging in to each site individually, you have one place to view and install available updates, making WordPress maintenance easy.
Sommerseth Design relies on all three services on a daily basis. And with iThemes set up all our sites are one click away from being updated, real-time backups and with the highest security level out there.
If you have ten (yes 10) websites this is what the products will cost you (roughly):
- iThemes Sync (up to 10 sites.) - Free!
- Backupbuddy "freelancer" (10 sites) - $100 (1GB stash live included)
- iTheme Security (free version) - Free!
Grand total: $100 pr year for 10 sites. Find a service that can match that! :)
Note: If you are on a single site we recommend the maintenance service listed below as it not only includes all the services above but also fixing plugin and theme if it should break during update.
"The world's leading prototyping, collaboration & workflow platform."
We have been amazed by all the products Invision has offered creative professionals for some time now. They have really made it easy to:
- Create online moodboards
- Simplified design manuals
- Integration with Sketch for presenting prototypes of your next UI project with ease
- Collaboration with designers, developers and client
- In beta now is also their new "Inspect tool" which allows you to hand-off design files to developers.
If you are a creative, and want to get the most out of Invision, we recommend signing up for their "Professional" plan which includes unlimited number of prototypes.
Affinity Photo - Adobe watch out
"Five years in the making, Affinity Photo redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface, with all the power and performance you need."
Tom has already made Affinity Photo and Designer part of his daily workflow and have cancelled his Adobe CC subscription.
Affinity Designer - Amazing vectors
"Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available.
You don’t just have to take our word for it. Affinity Designer is averaging 5 stars in more than 10,000 customer reviews worldwide. It was Apple’s Editor’s Choice from day one, featured as one of the best new apps of 2014, and received the highly coveted Apple Design Award at WWDC in June 2015 for its incredible performance and capabilities."
Capture One v10
"Designed with the world's most demanding photographers, Capture One Pro is the Professionals' choice in imaging software."
And we totally agree. Coming from Aperture (discontinued product) we spent quite a lot of time investigating which photo asset and image adjustment software we wanted to use. Never felt at home with Lightroom and the fact that it ties you down "for life" with their subscription model, Capture One is an amazing piece of software. Editing RAW files is so fast and the color grading options are so good.
"Use Elementor with your favorite or customized theme. Change themes and still keep all your designs. Landing pages, homepages, posts, portfolios, products. Elementor can be used to design any page or custom post type."
Elementor is only 1 year old and has already reached nearly 50.000 downloads. Early december 2016 they released a Pro version of the plugin with more elements and flexibility to building your next WordPress website. We can not wait to see what the future holds for Elementor.
Your images - anytime, anywhere
Keep all your images in one place and access them from anywhere. All file types and sizes are accepted. Skyfish lets you collect, organize and share images with who you want.
We can help you set up you branded Skyfish channel and import all your images.
A couple of our clients are already using SkyFish to catalog all their Images. Example: Bygg1 and The Norwegian Swimming Federation.
Bygg1 uses the 5GB plan which currently runs at EURO 43.20 if you sign up for a year and includes up to 50 users.
Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything. If you already are in the Google eco system, this services comes higly recommended.
Access files across your devices. Once you add files into Dropbox, you can access them from any device, anywhere. Dropbox offers free, pro and team accounts. Pricing similar to Google Drive and offers a lot of 3rd party integration.
StockUnlimited is a subscription-based website that provides subscribers with unlimited downloads of stock graphics, stock images, icons, backgrounds, buttons ++. Now with a 1 year offer for as low as $69.
Design hand-off has never been easier. We and many other designers rely on Sketch from Bohemian Coding to do all our web- and UI design. However, it is only available to the Mac users, meaning hand-off of files can be tricky sometimes. This is where Zeplin comes in.
It allows for easy hand-off to developers. They can read info on CSS, colors fonts and more.
I think we have tried almost every project management system out there and always missed a few features from one system or the other. What is really good about Meistertask is that it uses a "Kanban" approach to handle tasks and projects. See screenshot:
And one of the key features to Meistertask (for us) is that it has its own built-in timetracker. So you can easily record time on tasks and projects you are working on.
Some of the key features are:
- Mark tasks as related to, duplicated or blocked by other tasks. Get notified when a blockage is resolved.
- MeisterTask integrates with your favorite tools such as Slack, GitHub, Zendesk and Bitbucket.
- Connect MeisterTask with the cloud storage service of your choice for a super seamless file management.
Other systems worth mentioning:
Keeping your WordPress website secure at an affordable price
Thanks to our development partners at CodeandMore (Vietnam) who is rated #1 at WordPress development at the largest freelance network "Elance", with over 500 web development projects under their belt and 100% satisfaction in rating, we can offer this WordPress service maintenance deal.
For NOK 1990,- ex. vat.* (NOK 1.500 if you do the communication, payment and technical enrollment directly) annually you get this service:
- Upgrade everytime WordPress launches new (minor and major) version, CodeandMore fix any incompatibilities with plugins / theme to keep the site functioning.
- Security strengthened using Limit Login Attempts, Acunetix Security (they are now default installed with all of their WordPress projects)
- CodeandMore keep daily database backup, so we can restore from it, if the site is affected by data lost any time.
- You can contact CodeandMore (or Sommerseth Design) for help if site went down for any reasons.
- Montly reports
- CodeandMore WP Maintenance offer is a service from our third party WordPress provider
*prices may subject to change. Date of pricing: 9th of november 2016
Sommerseth Design AS have no ownership of CodeandMore
Jetpack from WordPress
"Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to focus on what you do best. Create and publish great content. We’ll take care of the rest." We higly recommend installing it to all of your WordPress websites.
- Site stats & analytics
- Automatic social network sharing
- Related posts to keep visitors on your site longer
- Enhanced distribution on WordPress.com
Security and Site management
- Protection from brute force attacks
- 24/7 Uptime monitoring
- Single sign-on
- Automatic plugin updates
Jetpack offers 3 versions of their subscription:
- Premium at $99 a year
- Professional at $299 a year