OnePurpleDeer’s F.A.Qs (frequently asked questions). These are questions we’ve answered via email over the years. Most of your questions can be answered here however if you don’t find your answer here feel free to contact us via our contact page. We do recommend that you look over our FAQ’s first though.
Please Note: OPD is short for OnePurpleDeer.com
General & Pricing FAQ Questions
Do I have to make pay in full up front?
No. Only 50% of the total cost of The Project is required before we will put your project in the design queue to begin work. For websites and blogs clients that opt a OPD membership the amount that is required is $150.00 setup fee plus their 1st month membership fee. The $150.00 is non-refundable.
What types of payment options do you accept?
We accept most USD payment types. Our payment portal is powered and secured by PayPal.
I’m not a, Church, or Ministry; I'm not even a Christian can I still submit my project for consideration by OPD?
Most Definitely! We work with and consider projects from businesses and individuals from all walks of life. We do however reserve the right at our own discretion to refuse to do business with any person, business, ministry, church, or entity that we deem is offensive, contradicts our beliefs, infringe on our religious rights, or promote images and/or philosophies that we deem unsuitable.
Are any contracts required?
Yes. We have an agreement that maps out the project relationship. It’s called the “Project Agreement”. It has been our experience that everyone works better when things are spelled out in a detailed format so that there are no or as few surprises as possible.
Why is most of OPD's communication done through email?
Because phone consults cut into precious design time, OPD finds it more efficient to communicate via email. OPD does however offer phone consults at your request for a nominal fee. Otherwise, OPD is happy to answer the questions you may have free of charge via email.
How long will it take from the time I send OPD my content till when my project will be complete?
It depends on your project. For Non-Complexed print designs it can take as little as a day or two. For megasites or mega online storefronts it can take as much as 60 days or more. Don’t worry once OPD puts together your proposal you will be told what the timeline is and decide if that works for you or not. Please know that often timelines are missed because clients don’t provide the content or answers OPD needs to move forward which holds up their project.
Can I get my money back?
Yes and No.
Yes, if you have placed an order and change your mind after you have sent payment and before work on your design has begun. Or within 3 days of sending your payment. OPD will gladly send a refund minus any PayPal processing fees.Back to the debit/credit card that was used to place the order.
No, if work has begun on your project, you will be notified by email that work has begun at that time All sales are final and no refunds will be given. Refunds are also not given for membership fees.
Print & Banding FAQ Questions
What is Branding?
Branding is what consumers, parishioners, visitors, or your clients identify as your image.
It can also be used to convey an, idea, cause, product, or service by associating a philosophy with your image.
Basically a brand is the idea or image of a specific product, organization, business or service that others connect with you.
By using branding effectively you can cause your audience to know your image before they actually know you.
Churches, Ministries, and Non-profits can even benefit from using branding as it can help separate you from the rest.
OPD is here to help with branding your non-profit, church, ministry, business, or organization.
Does OPD only design Print Products Or Can you print them too?
OPD primarily is a design only business. But if a client wants printing we will be happy to accommodate them for an additional fee.
OPD would be happy to put together pricing for printing and design at the time your project is accepted.
Email FAQ Questions
Does Email come with my website or blog?
Yes. Blogs come with 10 primary email addresses. Websites can have up to 100 at no additional cost depending on the type of website.
How can my email be accessed?
Emails are setup to be accessed two ways:
- through an online portal
- through email forwarding to another email address of your choosing.
For both options OPD will set it up for you. Providing OPD has designed your website or blog and your payments or membership a paid.
Can our email be set up through outlook or outlook express?
Yes, OPD will give you detailed instructions on how to set up outlook to work with your email account. These instructions can also be used with most other email carriers.
Website & Blog FAQ Questions
What is hosting?
Hosting is a technical way of saying where your website/blog will be displayed or housed.
If you don’t have a host to display or house your website/blog you will have no way for your visitors to see your website/blog.
There are free hosting services however many of them limit your space, options, and flexibility. It is better to go with a paid host to have more control over the design, security, and options for your website/blog.
There are many paid website hosts at varying price ranges. The key is reliability.
Here at OnePurpleDeer.com (OPD) hosting services are reliable. We do all the hardwork for you behind the scenes. That’s what makes our hosting services reliable.
Can I host my website with someone else?
What is a Domain Name (DNS) registrar?
A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. They are accredited (very official) and manages the domain name in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries. These registries require fees and they have nothing to do with your hosting or design fees.
In essence you could own a domain name for years paying your yearly fee and don’t have hosting or a website or blog.
OPD goes through these very official entities to register your domain name. The fee that is required is $35.00 per year. You pay for your domain name every year. Although the fee is paid through OPD they don’t go to OPD they are paid to the domain name registrar.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is what your site will be called or a better way of putting is the address in which to find your site.
For example our site address is https://onepurpledeer.com.
Once a client has selected a domain name and selected their extension .com,.net,.org,.info,.us,.club,.name,.ninja,.guru,.social.,.me,.co,.io it costs $35.00 to register that name and extension. It can take around 48 hours before the new domain name is registered (visible when you type in address).
It is important to realize that the Domain Name Registration Fee is not part of your design and or hosting fees.
Will my website/blog work on mobile devices?
Yes. All our blogs and websites are designed to be responsive to work across a range of devices.
In some rear occasions however there have been a device or two that have had trouble and we work diligently to resolve the issue if it can be resolved. Not all trouble can be resolved.
Do we send you photos and graphics to use for the website or do you provide us with them?
OPD does our own graphic ceation or purchase high quality photos and graphics. This allows us to maintain the high quality of the website or blog look offering extremely high quality designs and layouts. HOWEVER, if you have certain photos and/or graphics you want to be a part of your blog or website, there is a place in the content form you fill out where you can submit them to us, and we will do our best to integrate them into the site somewhere. There is no guarantee though that all the graphics or photos you provide will be used in the actual layout of the site.
Can I add/change things to my blog design in the future?
What kind of support do i get for my website/blog?
If your website/Blog is hosted by OPD you have 2 options:
- Standard Maintenance– Standard maintenance is included with all website/blog projects that are hosted by OPD. It includes monthly updates to CMS management software, security updates, and plugin updates.
- Extended Maintenance– Extended Maintenance is a paid plan that entitles website/blog clients hosted by OPD to the Standard Maintenance as well as:
- Minor website content changes, updates or support via email
- General phone support, consulting 4 times per year 1 hour each
- Uptime Monitoring– Check your site periodically to be sure that it is up and running smoothly
- Full backup and up to 3 restorations of your website/blog a year.
- Database optimization and repair, which keeps your website/blog running faster and more efficiently
- Broken Links Scan- perform a monthly scan for broken links on your website and fix them, if the link is still active. It not we will report them to you.
- Update plugins as new versions are released (twice monthly)
- Monthly Review your website/blog to ensure that you are posting and tagging correctly and offer gentle reminders if you are not.
- Clear your spam comments which can slow down your blog overall
- XML sitemap generation
What does 'Software & Security Updates' mean?
Updates are only for OnePurpleDeer.com hosted blogs and websites. OPD periodically updates the software that is used to support new features and add more security. You will receive all updates to your content management software for free! This includes the frequent security updates that come out and we do it for you. This helps to discourage hacking.
What if I want to transfer my website/blog to OnePurpleDeer.com
We would be happy to help you with the transfer process. Click here for information
If I choose to have OPD makeover my website/blog will I lose anything?
In most cases nothing will be lost. However we strongly recommend that you make a back up of your site before work begins. We can assist in you contacting your host to provide this backup.
Ok my website/blog is up and running, now what?
For websites or blogs not hosted by OnePurpleDeer.com you will need to contact your webhost for details.
For websites or blogs that are hosted by OnePurpleDeer.com we will create an account for you. Once your account has been created you have access to rich backend features that will help you update, edit, and change your site as needed. At anytime that you need support you can reach us through our support system.
Do I own my website or blog?
Well first things first, it is our intention that you never have a reason to transfer your site elsewhere. But on those rare such a decision arises all the content on the site that you’ve written, and you’ve collected is yours.
The graphics and content that we have created as well as the layout are ours and cannot be taken with you until a period of 2 years is over and any outstanding balances have been paid. There is a very valid reason for this. We have a very unique pricing system, and it has been our experience that some less scrupulous people have take advantage of our pricing system and take all our hard work, and then leave soon after we’ve completed their designs. Thus this is a way of protecting ourselves from those who take our services and run.
Once 2 years have passed and any outstand balances have been paid, you are free to take your design and any graphics we have created for you and do as you choose with them.
I need to change something on my purchased design; do I have to pay for a whole new one?
Minor changes like text, color and photo modifications can be made at no to minimal costs; However more detailed or elaborate modifications may have a cost associated with it. OPD will contact you via email with a proposal that will outline the new modifications and pricing. At that time you can decide if you wish to move forward with your modifications.
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