WordPress retainers: the most dependable solution for small to midsized business growth

With our monthly development plans you get a multidisciplinary team of resources, outsourced CTO, custom feature development and ongoing website support

Plans

Our packages start at $850/month and give you access to an integrated team of developers, advisers, SEO experts, QA specialists, designers, project managers and not just a single person. We manage them all for you, and then communicate to you in a simple language you would understand what is needed and what is not needed.

Outsourced CTO

No need to split equity with a technical co-founder. Get access to a dedicated senior technical person that speaks your business language.

Custom features

Need to add a membership to your website, an e-shop or any other customisation? We can help you with simple as well as complex tasks.

Ongoing website development

Are you short on WordPress development workforce? Our engineers can be an extension of your team. We have your back.

Essential Plan

$850/month

Minimum plan for 4-5 small WordPress development tasks per month.

INCLUDES

  • 10 hours / month (2.5h / week)
  • Overages billed @ $85 / h in packs of 10h

Growth Plan

$3,400/month

This is for those who need large ongoing development efforts, for customizations or new features.

includeS

  • 40 hours / month (10h / week)
  • Overages billed @ $85 / h in packs of 10h

The plans are flexible as to the activities that will be performed and can include development, design, SEO tasks, QA and various maintenance tasks as your business demands it. Our packages start at $850/month.

Essential Plan​

$850/month

Minimum plan for 4-5 small WordPress development tasks per month.

INCLUDES

  • 10 hours / month (2.5h / week)
  • Overages billed @ $85 / h in packs of 10h

Suitable for:

  • Small site customizations
  • WordPress CMS Updates
  • Theme & plugin updates
  • Help and advice
  • Maintenance and support

What’s included:

  • Dedicated WordPress developer
  • Security scans
  • Daily backups
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Support for ongoing development needs

Growth Plan

$3,400/month

This is for those who need large ongoing development efforts, for customizations or new features.

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  • 40 hours / month (10h / week)
  • Overages billed @ $85 / h in packs of 10h

Suitable for:

  • Site review
  • Large features
  • Website rebuild & refactoring
  • Complex integrations
  • Speed optimization
  • SEO activities

What’s included

  • Dedicated Outsourced CTO
  • Dedicated WordPress developer
  • Dedicated real-time communication channel
  • Security scans
  • Daily backups
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Support for ongoing development
  • Site improvement suggestions

FAQ

There are 3 WordPress Development Plans – Essential Plan, Performance Plan and Growth Plan. You can easily switch between them with a simple email.

Yes, they roll over. If you ever decide to cancel, the rolled over hours will be lost but you can always use them before canceling.

You will be set on a Stripe subscription. Each plan payment is due in advance, at the beginning of the month.

The project communication goes via a dedicated email just for customers.
If you have a larger project, we can arrange a Slack workspace for real-time communication.
For those projects that require intense teamwork, we suggest running weekly standup meetings.
For very large, long-term projects, we might use a joint Kanban board to manage the tasks.

Subscription hours are meant to ensure our availability for you – the hours you pay via the subscription are evenly distributed across the month in order to ensure we can be available when you need us. Let’s say, for example, if you are on a 20h/month subscription, then we will allocate 5h/week for you on a preset week day that is convenient to you.

The overage hours are meant to quickly knock off some larger tasks when you have them – the overage hours shall you need them, are allocated as soon as possible in bulk, whenever a  suitable developer is available.

Yes, we will handle urgent tasks as well on a best effort basis, which usually means 1-2 business days. But rest assured: if there’s something truly urgent, we will have your back.

If you need more hours than the plan covers, you can purchase these as bundles of 10h at $850 per pack.

The subscription is a month to month contract, so you can cancel it at any time with a 30-days notice. There’s no long-term lock in.

You can use the hours for support, advisory, SEO, strategy, development, Project Management and Testing.

Our team members have world-class coding experience. However, in those rare cases when you are not happy with our service, you can cancel the monthly payment. As simple as that.

One of the benefits of working with us is you’ll be getting US Quality at Offshore Prices.

The number one mistake people make when choosing a technical partner is to look at only the price and to assume that everything else is equal. It is not, and we can tell from dozens of customers who have come to us with partial digital projects, asking us to review the half-baked code, and to fix it.

Here are some other things to consider besides price when choosing a technical partner:

– The quality of code is not equal; you need secure and scalable code that respects coding standards
– The communication is not the same across all vendors; if you are like most of the folks we’ve worked with, you would certainly love to be kept in the loop regularly about how the project is progressing. We call this the Heartbeat.
– The ability to understand what you need, and to document it, is not the same. You need written proof that your thoughts and vision have been properly understood by your partner.
– The business advice that comes with our technical expertise is not a commodity. For more than 16 years we’ve been helping and guiding close to 500 entrepreneurs throughout their digital journey.

As an agency, we have the capacity to handle both small and large projects as well as to scale up as you need. We would love to help you with larger builds, so please reach out to your Customer Success Manager and let us know about your plans. You can request extra development days and get billed at the agreed upon daily rate for any spikes you may have.

Yes, you can use the support time on as many websites as you need.

Yes, we can help you configure and integrate other services in your website as part of the monthly retainer.

Currently, we have 15+ staff members, most of them working as employees and some working as dedicated contractors through their own legal entity. All of them have a long-standing relationship with us, are part of our internal team, and are bound to the same legal obligations as part of GDPR and company policies.

Yes, we can code your designs or perform any other coding-related tasks.

Yes, every project gets a dedicated Customer Success Manager, Developer, and Tester. Besides that, we keep backup developers in case the main developer needs to take a break or gets sick.

Brands we've worked with

Risk and Resilience Hub
Risk and Resilience Hub
A WordPress development retainer project to rebuild the website, where WPRiders acts as a technical development partner since April 2020
See full case study
eRecruiter - Move website from an old CMS to WordPress
eRecruiter - Move website from an old CMS to WordPress
Company website migration from an old CMS to WordPress, redesign & optimization
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MelodyNest
MelodyNest
An online platform where musicians can connect with different professionals for creating and promoting their work
See full case study
Breeze by Cloudways
Breeze by Cloudways
Plugin maintenance and improvement for a WordPress caching plugin
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Revive Old Posts
Revive Old Posts
Strategic improvements and maintenance for one of the most popular WordPress social media scheduling plugin
See full case study
BuyByeSupply
BuyByeSupply
An online B2B marketplace intended to facilitate the buying and selling of raw material remnants from the cosmetic and personal care industry
See full case study

The Story of Askademic.com​

Aziz Alza, an American entrepreneur from Chicago, approached WPRiders to build a simple platform intended to help students with their homework. It’s been a successful year-long project that eventually evolved into an online learning platform.

Askademic.com is an online marketplace platform that connects teachers to students. It is an educational website that provides several services like homework help and online video courses for different disciplines. The teachers can easily register on the website and post their classes, while students can search through them and book the ones they need.

Since Aziz already had a WordPress-based prototype, we started by analyzing the existing build. Aziz received strategic technical guidance on how to further develop the project as part of our formal Scope of Work (SoW). The SoW ensured we were on the same page and that we had a plan. We built user registration, homework submission, online payments and bookings, and lessons that supported different types of content, as well as other custom features.

One important aspect was to ensure the quality of the course content. By integrating the MasterStudy LMS, the platform allowed the creation of lessons that included videos, graphs, images, slides and any other attachments. The learning platform also supported a virtual classroom system, integrated through the LearnCube API. This allowed teachers to interact with the enrolled students in real-time.

We then developed custom dashboards for teachers and students, as well as created a commissions system. The latter provided options to set commission values (fixed or percentage) for homework requests and virtual classes. Commissions could be applied to both teachers and students. They are automatically calculated and displayed on the dashboard of each user.

What I like is that we never waste time. You understand what I want. I struggle to talk to the other developers and I get different results. That’s why I stick with you guys – you get it, you really get it. 

Aziz Alza

founder Askademic

PaulReiffer.com
PaulReiffer.com
A next-level photography portfolio to showcase and sell Paul Reiffer's work through WooCommerce. Advanced print preview and custom order options make it easy to do business through visual art.
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Selling the Couch
Selling the Couch
A membership-based directory for mental health practitioners meant for interchanging professional experience
See full case study
DaoPay
DaoPay
Custom development of a plugin that integrates WooCommerce with the DaoPay payment gateway, including various configuration settings and security options
See full case study
inboxads.com
inboxads.com
Newsletter monetization plugin integrated with the most popular newsletter plugins and connected via API with the native monetization platform
See full case study
farrerscoffee.co.uk
farrerscoffee.co.uk
E-commerce site offering customers a flexible and user-friendly way to configure coffee subscriptions via a custom-made configurator flow.
See full case study
fbparts.com
fbparts.com
Custom development for improving the flow of the process of returning car parts by simplifying and making it completely automated.
See full case study

A slow website is a business killer

Many good-looking and fast websites are launched every day. Once launched, new features and plugins get added, and soon they become slow and unstable. This is not because they were bad websites. Simply, because it’s difficult to maintain a website when your focus is on business.

They Said WordPress Was Easy

The moment you want a feature, people tell you that there’s a plugin for that. But when you go looking for a plugin, you find 50,000. How do you know which plugin is the right one? How do you know whether a plugin will slow down your site? How do you know if one plugin will work with another? Let’s be honest. Nothing about this is easy.

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A solid website

Tested on major browsers

Tested on mobile devices

Strategic development roadmap

No time wasted

Our promises will be recorded and kept

Build on a solid foundation

Before we develop new features for you, we’d like to make sure you have a solid website foundation. Our Initial plugin cleansing step ensures that.

Grow and scale with a strategic roadmap

We want to have a goal and a master plan. The minutiae of how are we doing all of this are up to us. We ensure that every little change contributes to your growth.

Long-standing Relationships

We have more repeat customers than most agencies – with some we’ve worked for years. Our focus is to build long-lasting relationships and be an extension of your internal team.

We were always on the same page; it was refreshing to work with a company like WPRiders.

Mike Mulhall

CEO Stack by Stack

WPRiders has already made considerable improvements to the website in a short period of time. They’re organized and have great communication skills. With the ability to offer strategic thinking and insight, they’ve proven to be very smart. They’ve provided an exceptional experience so far.

Kathy Rainey



RiskAndResilienceHub.com, USA

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