I’m curious to know if some of you would enjoy this kind of service. I call it « Themes updates as a Service ».
The problem you have
You bought a ghost theme. Cool! Every two months (or so), there are updates you should apply to your theme. You need them to enable the latest features from Ghost (these days it’s memberships).
Then you decide to do it. Cool! But… agrhhhh… it’s not that easy. You can’t just download the newest theme.zip and upload it to ghost in production. Your theme has many customizations in it. So you must manually double-check everything and ensure to not scrap your old work.
It’s a pain to update our themes, we all know it.
My idea is to offer a new product called “Theme updates as a service”. Think of it as having an on-call developer who cares about your Ghost theme.
How does it work?
First, you send us your ghost theme with all your customizations applied. When there is an update made by your vendor’s theme, you send us the zip file. You are done.
Behind the scene
Behind the scenes, we will do the ninja-coding-stuff to only update the relevant parts while keeping your customizations.
Once we are happy with the results, our continuous deployment system (CI/CD) will push the updates directly to your site via Ghost’s APIs. In other words, we don’t even need to log in to your site :-p
If you are really a baller, we can set a staging site for 72 hours to give you time to approve the work. Once approved, we will push the updates on your production site.
The price would be 25$/month and if you want the staging option, it would be 50$/month. If you would like to know more about FirePress, check this out.
What do you think? Did I forget anything?