Do your clients actually use WordPress to update their websites?
As many of you know, I have become quite fascinated with using WordPress as a content management system for my clients. Each project I have completed this year used WordPress as the backend database system. I have found that most clients really like the idea of being able to update some of their site content themselves, and it’s a great selling feature when making a proposal to a potential client.
In my experience, however, very few clients ever make changes to their website themselves. In fact, most of them still contact me to do the site maintenance for them. These changes are often very simple text changes on an existing page, which is something that WordPress can easily handle for them. For some reason the clients just don’t want to delve into the administration panel and make the changes themselves. Come to think of it, I have a hard time getting the original content from the client, so I guess I am not surprised when they drag their feet at updating their existing content.
I am curious what your experience is. If you are a developer, I would love to know how involved your clients typically become in maintaining or updating their website. Do they do some of their own updates, or do they still give you a call when something needs changing? If you are a client, I would also be curious to know how often you make changes to your site. How comfortable are you with using WordPress as a content management system?