9 MustHave Client Site Features –

9 Must-Have Client Site Features - ManageWP

When you hand over a project, your client expects to receive a fully-functioning WordPress site that caters to their needs. Forgetting any key client site features can cause inconvenient delays and unnecessary headaches, or even hurt your professional reputation.

When you hand over a project, your client expects to receive a fully-functioning WordPress site that caters to their needs. Forgetting any key client site features can cause inconvenient delays and unnecessary headaches, or even hurt your professional reputation.

Fortunately, there are a few elements all websites need to succeed, no matter what type of content they hold. Once you know what those features are, it’s easier to gather the tools and plugins you’ll need to make your job easier.

In this article, we’ll cover eight essential features to include on all your client sites. We’ll also discuss some of the best tools and plugins you can use when it comes to incorporating these elements. Let’s jump in!

1. Automated Backups

A system for client site backups is invaluable. Between various WordPress errors that can make sites inaccessible and the growing risk of WordPress sites being hacked, extensive and expensive damage is always a possibility.

An easy method for incorporating automatic backups in WordPress is UpdraftPlus:

This free plugin makes backups and restorations easy and accessible with one simple click. It also enables users to set up automatic backup schedules and has a premium version with additional features. Personal licenses start at $70 per year for two sites.

Alternatively, at ManageWP we offer both free and premium backup features. Free backups run on a monthly schedule, and include off-site storage options as well as one-click restore functionality.

Upgrading to the premium feature enables you to set your own schedule, including real-time backups. Pricing starts at $2 per month per site – almost half the cost of UpdraftPlus premium.

2. A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Checklist

When considering site features for clients, it’s important to make SEO a priority. How successful a site becomes reflects on your work, so helping to promote each project’s visibility can build up your professional reputation.

SEO checklist tools make it easier to organize and optimize content. One of the most popular is Yoast SEO:

The Yoast SEO plugin.

It displays SEO recommendations directly in the WordPress editor. This feature can guide your clients when they’re creating content and help them improve their rankings.

Additionally, our SEO Ranking feature can help supplement Yoast SEO. This premium tool makes it easy for clients to track competitors and keyword rankings for

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This article was written by Predrag Zdravkovic and originally published on ManageWP.

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