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[Discuss] Recommend a WordPress consultant?

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Subject: [Discuss] Recommend a WordPress consultant?
Local Time: September 7, 2016 1:59 PM
UTC Time: September 7, 2016 5:59 PM
From: dbarrett at
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Anybody know a competent WordPress consultant?

At my job, one of the non-technical departments has had terrible luck
finding a WordPress consultant to keep their site up to date. They've
been through FOUR consultants, and the degree of unreliability is just

All the dept needs is someone to keep a WordPress site and its plugins
fully patched, fix the site if it breaks, and possibly to make changes
to the site's UI in the future.

The scorecard so far:

Consultant #1 vanished halfway through the job.

Consultant #2 quit halfway through, which I suppose is slightly better
than vanishing.

Consultant #3 was fantastic for UI changes, but didn't want the
ongoing responsibility of keeping WordPress updated with patches. So
the relationship ended after the UI changes were complete.

Consultant #4 was thoroughly incompetent. They changed usernames,
passwords, and other data for testing and forgot to change them back
for production. They took a database backup and skipped some
tables. They stored Linux files in a Windows Zip file, losing their
ownership and permission bits. And so on.

If anyone can recommend a reliable and knowledgeable consultant, I'd
be grateful.


Surprisingly difficult to find competent help. I'm feeling the same with at work.

Do you have any budding tech folks in your org? If somebody wants to learn they could get up to speed pretty quickly. Wordpress is a great starting point long as the youngster has somebody experienced to ping occasionally.

Good luck!

- The one who asks BLU for help.

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