I have been self-publishing my own websites for a while now and I decided to help out a client with their website, hosting and online indentity management.
It turned out pretty well. Just as the customer wanted it which made me think that I should be offering this to everyone. I enjoyed the process and the client also enjoyed having input into how the site worked. The client brief was “Keep it simple, clean and elegant.” I used wordpress with a nice clean theme. After a few theme modifications we filled out the content, arranged the pages, made some changes to improve security, added email addresses, heaps of forms, links to paypal “Pay Now” buttons, linked the site to its facebook page and twitter feed and then gave a couple of hours training on how to manage the website.
All in all, a pretty good result. An automated solution including automatic posts and backups wrapped up in an easy to use system.