flothemes Acquired by Pixieset

FloThemes updates

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FloThemes updates

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Important information regarding your website

Perfect Sundays has proudly used FloThemes as our theme and builder of choice for your website, as well as our other clients' websites for the past five years. We stood behind this product as a user-friendly, aesthetically-forward builder that provided our clients with a high level of customer service offered at a very competitive yearly subscription fee.

At the start of October 2023, FloThemes announced that its parent company, Pixieset (who acquired FloThemes about two years ago) made the decision to no longer go forward with their WordPress products. This is an unprecedented move by any WordPress builder and we are saddened by this move from FloThemes as it directly impacts hundreds and thousands of users, and most importantly to us, the vast majority of our clients.

In an effort to decrease the effects of this news on you, I’ve spent the last number of months gathering information, learning, listening to other designers and developers, and problem-solving to come up with ways to ensure this news impacts you as little as possible and to protect your investment in your website. To start with though: there are no immediate effects to your site that you need to be worried about.

so, What does this mean for you?

I have met with FloThemes to make sure that your website is as unaffected by this news as possible and decrease any stress this may cause for you, please read all the details here, along with how we’re here to support you all the way!

The Good News

  • Your current monthly support by FloThemes will continue until September 2024.
  • You will no longer be charged for this product, when your site is up for renewal, or if it came up for renewal in October 2023 onward, it will simply remain active without any fees attached.
  • Because Perfect Sundays has built your site using custom designs, rather than the designs offered by FloThemes, you will indefinitely be able to edit your website and use the builder to edit your blocks (this is not the case for other users of FloThemes who have used the FloThemes designs).

The Suggestions

  • The FloThemes builder and theme will continue working past September 2024, but it is recommended that you do not update your WordPress version or plugins after this date to ensure there are no conflicts with the FloThemes products, which will no longer be updated past September 2024.
  • It is advised that you do not update your PHP version from your host provider and turn off auto-PHP updates after September 2024.
  • It is recommended that you create a new website using a different builder and theme by 2026 (2-5 years is the normal lifespan of any website given technology and software trends and advancements, which will mean your website will still work for you within the upper ends of this timeline if you choose to wait to 2026 to re-design your site).

What you can do to keep your website running smoothly:

  • Make sure your host provider takes daily backups of your site and that you have the option to rollback your site if anything "breaks" after September 2024.
  • Make sure you have your plugins and WordPress version set so it does not auto-update.
  • If you do update your WordPress version, plugins, or themes, reach out to a developer to do this for you so that if you run into a critical error, they are able to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

How i am here to help

As a client of mine, you already know that I'll never leave you hanging. I've put together a few options that are designed to support you based on where you're at with your business or website. All of these options will help mitigate any of the ways you may be affected by Pixieset's decision to discontinue the FloThemes theme and builder.

1. Delegate site maintenance.

If you’d like to delegate maintenance of your site, check out our maintenance packages here, and I’ll stay on top of your site health and FloThemes to ensure your site is running smoothly.

2. Delegate recommendations.

If you’d like to delegate the recommendations I’ve outlined above, let me know and I’d be happy to do these tasks for you at a discounted one-time fee of $250.

3. Re-create your current site in another program, theme and builder.

If you would like to re-create your current website so you can continue updating your site version and plugins beyond September 2024, Perfect Sundays is offering a re-design service of your current website on a different program, theme or builder for a heavily discounted rate that we are happy to divide into payments to make it more accessible. Take advantage of this offer to swap out some content while we re-create your site (ie: photos, colours, fonts, text, etc., while keeping the general layout of your current site). See the fees below based on the number of pages you have on your site:

Five-page

$2,000 split into four payments of $400, or pay in full for $1,850.

Four-page

$1,750, split into four payments of $437.50 or pay-in-full for $1,600.

Three-page

$1,500, split into four payments of $375 or pay-in-full for $1,350.

4. Fully re-design your site because you’re ready to evolve your brand and services anyway.

If you’re ready for the next evolution of your site anyway, your business has progressed or changed, or you need a fresh start for 2024, it might be best to start from scratch and create a whole new and improved site. Let us know if this is the best option for you and we are happy to offer you a 50% discounted rate on our current prices for a new template-based website re-design using a different program, theme and builder. This offer is only available if you sign up before February 2, 2024, with the project to be completed before April 2024. See pricing below.

Five-page

$2,500 split into four payments of $625, or pay in full for $2,350.

Four-page

$2,250, split into three payments of $562.50 or pay-in-full for $2,100.

Three-page

$2,000, split into three payments of $500 or pay-in-full for $1,850.

**For updated branding, add-on an additional $500 to any package.

reach out

How i am here to help

As a client of mine, you already know that I'll never leave you hanging. I've put together a few options that are designed to support you based on where you're at with your business or website. All of these options will help mitigate any of the ways you may be affected by Pixieset's decision to discontinue the FloThemes theme and builder.

1. Delegate site maintenance.

If you’d like to delegate maintenance of your site, check out our maintenance packages here, and I’ll stay on top of your site health and FloThemes to ensure your site is running smoothly.

2. Delegate recommendations.

If you’d like to delegate the recommendations I’ve outlined above, let me know and I’d be happy to do these tasks for you at a discounted one-time fee of $250.

3. Re-create your current site in another program, theme and builder.

If you would like to re-create your current website so you can continue updating your site version and plugins beyond September 2024, Perfect Sundays is offering a re-design service of your current website on a different program, theme or builder for a heavily discounted rate that we are happy to divide into payments to make it more accessible. Take advantage of this offer to swap out some content while we re-create your site (ie: photos, colours, fonts, text, etc., while keeping the general layout of your current site). See the fees below based on the number of pages you have on your site:

Five-page

$2,000 split into four payments of $400, or pay in full for $1,850.

Four-page

$1,750, split into four payments of $437.50 or pay-in-full for $1,600.

Three-page

$1,500, split into four payments of $375 or pay-in-full for $1,350.

4. Fully re-design your site because you’re ready to evolve your brand and services anyway.

If you’re ready for the next evolution of your site anyway, your business has progressed or changed, or you need a fresh start for 2024, it might be best to start from scratch and create a whole new and improved site. Let us know if this is the best option for you and we are happy to offer you a 50% discounted rate on our current prices for a new template-based website re-design using a different program, theme and builder. This offer is only available if you sign up before February 2, 2024, with the project to be completed before April 2024. See pricing below.

Five-page

$2,500 split into four payments of $625, or pay in full for $2,350.

Four-page

$2,250, split into three payments of $562.50 or pay-in-full for $2,100.

Three-page

$2,000, split into three payments of $500 or pay-in-full for $1,850.

**For updated branding, add-on an additional $500 to any package.

reach out