Launching a new project is one of the most exciting possible moments for a designer or developer. Your hard work has been approved by the client, you’ve been paid (or you’re about to be paid), and it’s time to show the world your new creation.
In all the excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that a lot of things may be changing from the client’s perspective. If the project was built on WordPress, a new theme may mean a new way of creating content. Featured images may need to be sized differently, for example, or you might have added a custom post type to showcase certain content in a special way. The new theme may have different widget areas or a homepage with custom fields.
All the new elements, while probably a vast improvement over the former website, can lead to serious overwhelm for the client when s/he is left alone to figure out what comes next. Depending on your role in the project and/or your relationship with the client, you may provide training or documentation to ensure that s/he knows how to use the new theme. But what if there was an easier way?