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A COMPLETE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CREATING, LAUNCHING & GROWING A SUCCESSFUL MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE

We Help Develop, Maintain & Support Membership Solutions For Churches

Our mission at WP-Tonic is to help churches build attractive, full-featured membership and educational solutions, as well as ongoing support and maintenance plans, for the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It’s possible you’ve heard of WordPress, since it now powers over 40% + of the world’s websites, making it by far the most widely used tool for building and managing membership/LMS  (Learning Management Systems). However, it’s difficult to find WordPress development partners who are reliable and understand the special needs of churches. 

You could try hiring an in-house developer, but keeping that individual productive and affordable is difficult at the best of times.

WP-Tonic has the solution that has worked for a number of our churches.

BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION NOW!

Spiritual Online Training

We are finding more and more communities of faith are ready to offer spiritual training online, especially during this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Accessing inspiration and support online is more important than ever and we don’t see this trend changing in the future.

So, where does a church find a partner that has the experience and skills to help? Right here. We will give you a customized quotation based on building your unique membership platform from the ground up. Once it is built, we have a variety of affordable, ongoing development and support plans. You will find the support your church needs to reach your community online.

WP-Tonic’s Church Development & Support Plans

Many churches ask us if we can help them build a whole membership LMS platform/platforms as part of our monthly retainer. The quick answer is “YES!” to all of those who invest in our year-long support programs.

Every client has a different dream for their new LMS platform when it comes to functionality or design. This is the great thing about building your LMS platform using WordPress: you are not limited by the restraints of a hosted SaaS platform.

We will also host your new learning platform for you as part of our ongoing retainer when you work with us for a full year – and the hosting is included free of charge.

 

Jonathan Denwood CEO and Founder of WP-Tonic

Some of The Key Feature of WP-Tonic’s Church Support & Development Plans

Here are some of the key areas where we help our church clients with their membership projects.

Dedicated Account Management

You’ll have your own dedicated project manager for your internal projects. We can answer any questions you might have.

Premium WordPress Support

WordPress is powerful platform to build your membership educational website. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

Turnkey Upkeep, Backups & Reports

 We’ll take care of backups, security, speed, and reporting. We make it super-easy for you to provide a great membership experience.

MAINTAIN PLUS

$67 Monthly

Your Website Will Be Fully Mananged

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

One Edit Per Month

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

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STARTER PLUS

$179 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 5,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

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GROWTH PLUS

$279 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Up To 5 Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 10,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

SCALE PLUS

$449 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Unlimited Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 20,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

MAINTAIN PLUS

$55 Monthly

Your Website Will Be Fully Mananged

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

One Edit Per Month

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hour

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

STARTER PLUS

$149 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 5,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

GROWTH PLUS

$232 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Up To 5 Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 10,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

SCALE PLUS

$374 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Unlimited Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 20,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

BUY NOW

MAINTAIN PLUS

$67 Monthly

Your Website Will Be Fully Mananged

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

One Edit Per Month

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

STARTER PLUS

$179 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 5,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

GROWTH PLUS

$279 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Up To 5 Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 10,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

SCALE PLUS

$449 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Unlimited Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 20,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

MAINTAIN PLUS

$55 Monthly

Your Website Will Be Fully Mananged

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

One Edit Per Month

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hour

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

STARTER PLUS

$149 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

1 Website Supported, Includes Staging Website

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 5,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting: The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

GROWTH PLUS

$232 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Up To 5 Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 10,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

SCALE PLUS

$374 Monthly

Unlimited WordPress Edits*

Unlimited Websites Supported

Image Compression

Daily Cloud Backups

Managed Plugin & Theme Updates

Managed WordPress Core Updates

24/7 Security Monitoring

Our Specialized Internal Client Support Ticketing System

Includes up to 20,000 Contacts For All Your Marketing & Transactional Email Needs

Included Video Hosting The Equivalent To Vimeo Pro

Edits Normally Completed in 24 to 48 Hours

For The First Month We Will Provide Zoom & Telephone Support

Common questions

What are the main differences among your plans?

The main difference is the amount of work you require from us each month.

Can you build the whole LMS platform for us as a part of your support packages?

No, but being we are supporting your website/LMS we will offer you 25% on our normal hourly development rate which normally is $150 per hour.

What happens if we sign up and we are unhappy with you service levels?

Firstly, we would be very surprised to hear that you’re unhappy! However, we offer a 30-day trial period for you to “test the waters” and we’ll refund your monthly or yearly plan payment during that time.

What happens if our website or LMS platform gets hacked?

When we are supporting client’s websites its very rare for a client website to be hacked. If it does happen, we will manage the situation – no worries!

Here is a list of things we will definitely say "No" to:

High level consulting/vague questions: There is no perfect guideline for this but for the most part, your developer will not be able to consult with you on high-level marketing questions like ‘How do I increase the conversions on my site?’ or ‘Can you give suggestions on how to improve the branding and design of my website (or a page on my website)?’ or ‘How can I improve my page ranking on Google?’

These types of requests are too vague and hard for a project manager or WordPress developer to answer confidently without business, design, SEO, and marketing experience. We still like to help where we can but you must provide clear direction. If you feel you need consulting on your website then you can schedule a call with us and we can see how to create specific, actionable requests from your needs. 

Editing WordPress core files or plugin files to change their functionality (bad practice).
Create connections between two tools or services where no plugin already exists to accomplish it. If a plugin or tool does not exist already to complete a custom connection between services, we will not build a custom one for you. Zapier is your friend.
Deadlines – You can always re-prioritize your request queue, however, just because your customer is demanding you get their request done in the next two hours does not mean we are bound to that deadline. We’ll always do our best to accommodate but we can’t honor deadlines you set with your customers without first consulting us on the request and feasibility of that deadline.
Website builds from scratch – We do not do site builds from scratch. If you create a new site from a base template and want us to customize it from there that is another story since that is a living site we can jump into. However, if you need us to get WordPress installed, set up the database, and provision a new server, that is not covered. If you want a site built from scratch, click here to give us some more information about your needs.
Work that involves premium third-party applications – We are not Microsoft Excel experts or Photoshop wizards. If you request us to do work in external programs for you, we will ask that you complete that work yourself or with your team as that is outside of our specialty. .

Over time you’ll learn that we are a better fit for some projects and not others. If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to ask your developer. They will work hard for you! 

The second thing you need to ask yourself is, “Am I asking for a completely new feature or am I asking for a revision or to change to something that already exists?”

There is a key difference between a new feature covered by our Pro Plus account level request and a general support/revision request. A feature request is asking for something that does not yet exist on your site and needs to be implemented from square one. 

A support request tends to revolve around tools or things already present on the site, such as adding an additional Revolution Slider to the footer of the blog template, etc.

We can do feature requests, but they fundamentally require more time and attention and may take multiple days to complete and receive your feedback and approval.

What does unlimited requests mean?

We allow you to submit as many requests as you need each month across as many sites as you manage. Your project manager/developer will work with you to make daily progress on your requests, up to your monthly hourly limit.

Revisions are unlimited as well. You’re only limited in the speed of the completion of requests because, after all, we’re still human.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes, when you pay for an annual plan you’ll get two months for free.

Read What One Of Our Happy Clients Has To Say 

“We were looking to move away from Kajabi to WordPress and LifterLMS and we needed a partner who could help us with that, along with some complicated custom coding requirements. We also needed help with some difficult marketing automation between LifterLMS and MailChimp.

WP-Tonic have been just fantastic to work with and have been very professional and helpful. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them.”

Jennifer Loe & Dan Salt of The Faith Life Church of New Albany, Ohio

See our full white paper on how we supported the Faith Life Church here.