If you have convinced clients from WordPress to ClassicPress
And yet, I have answers to these:
- What objections did they have against switching to ClassicPress?
- No docs (back then)
- Website down with E500 (back then)
- “I am not trusting it will be around in a few weeks from now”
- It is not a future proof solution
- No plugins, no themes whatsoever that are established and do actually work with CP in a “non risky maybe” mode
- What did you tell them to overcome those objections?
That I run it meanwhile myself on my sites and that I am heavily involved in the project meanwhile.
- And lastly, how are they liking ClassicPress after the switch?
Nothing after since they did not (yet) switch but they are highly interested because pissed at WP in general how it messes up their sites
I have tried hard to convince but back then, honestly they where plain out right. Not even myself I trusted this thing is going anywhere. Meanwhile, 5 months later, I trust it for my own stuff. Thus, I am again leaning into sharing the word. This time, I have stuff to backup my offers to them, however, still I can’t provide them the “easy to use” theme or plugin they have so many of in WP.
That, is still the main hold-back. This is also why I am investing massive amounts of my time to create a full set of plugins (ShortCodes, Forms, Search, Access and Templating, plus a theme for starting off).
At least, once that is done, I can say “Here, we have these stable things that can help you, and there is the number of developers who are eager to be hired”
(They don’t mind hiring, as long theres someone available for it)
That’s the other issue that scares them off, while they see that no seasoned WP dev is yet really experienced in React, there is literally NO one on platforms like Upwork that tagged themselves with ClassicPress.
Thus, many fear they wont find collaborators.
Additionally, WP guys are very active in telling people “Do NOT ever install CP/Do stick with Blocks/It is safer/It is better”. Allover in social media and else. Thus, when people see the “official” guys saying “do not”, then it is very hard to convince them else.
These are the major points holding the owners I know back. But if we proceed at this pace, they soon will start to drop in. I hope.