Pippin Williamson shared his thoughts recently with Matt Medeiros on how he created a WordPress-powered marketplace and was big on helping others to see the possibility of actually creating your own, rather than leverage or completely bank on the large and existing networks, like WordPress.com or ThemeForest. Pippin lays out the strategy fairly concisely: Create great products, in his case, plugins. Create great customer service. Don’t be naive, creating a business is tough work. Do it! Scaling the business, staffing, and compensation strategy matters! Reinvest in your own product. It might be worth your next 64 minutes if you’ve got some time […]
Another crazy week this week, right? I feel like there’s a never-ending flood of great content that’s being created about WordPress and related topics of conversation. It makes our jobs incredible easy and incredibly difficult at times because we have to identify the topics that we want to cover more fully and the ones that we can only point to and say “Go check this out!” In anycase, here’s your weekly roundup of conversations that you may have missed:
Pippin has announced the release of the newest module and extension available for his very successful Easy Digital Downloads plugin – recurring payments! With this module you’ll be able to have people sign-up for subscriptions for recurring revenue on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly payment cycle. You’ll get payment tracking, reporting, limitation for downloads for users, and even find integration with the Restrict Content system that he has. Although it’s only available for PayPal Standard at this time he’s looking into bringing PayPal Pro and Stripe integration soon.
Wow. Another crazy week in the land of WordPress and we’ve been at the very center of some big conversations. It’s been a fantastic experience to see the community pull out all the stops to support each other around licensing and the GPL. With Collis Ta’eed’s response in regards to Envato’s stance as well as a much more clear look at the differences between Automattic and the WordPress Foundation things are starting to settle and we’re starting to get back to business as usual. Actually, let’s be honest – it’s always been business as usual and most of us haven’t lost […]
WP Butler is a plugin that was recently released by Japh Thompson and jordesign that is designed to provide a quick and very efficient way to navigate around the WordPress Dashboard. It streamlines how you access various parts of the Dashboard by providing a modal command dialog that is opened by a keyboard short code. You simply enter the command for what you want to do and WP Butler does the rest.
I get a dozen of mails every week from people asking “how can I make money from my WordPress blog”. Making money online isn’t an easy task but it’s not hard either. Most of the people start blogging in the hope of making some money, but more than half of them end up without making a dime. I’m not saying making money online isn’t possible, it just takes a lot of efforts that many people aren’t willing to do. In this post I am going to share some quick ways to start making a few dollars with WordPress in 2013.
It’s been a very full second week of January as people are definitely back in the saddle and writing and publishing great content. Businesses are attempting to hit their stride as they shake off the dust from the winter break and products are being released left and right. Fantastic for all of us as we continue to grow our own businesses, personal, and professional lives – it’s just tough to keep up with it all! We’ve got nearly 50 resources in this one. Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend and make sure you check out WordCamp Victoria’s Live Coverage as well!
The perpetual argument- Mac or PC? Coffee or Tea? Messy or Clean? I set out to solve these great questions (or at least take an unrepresentative, statistically irrelevant visual survey for fun). A number of folks in the WordPress community of developers and designers were asked to send over photos of their desks as they were at the moment, no cleaning allowed. Now you can get a behind-the-scenes look at all the glorious screens, tchotchkes, and other developer do-dads that power the WordPress community and answer the above questions for yourself! Thanks to the following community friends who took a […]
Pippin Wiliamson recently has shared his thoughts on how he’s managed to create a successful and growing WordPress Plugin business and how it’s becoming an even more viable model: I have been doing WordPress plugin development as a business for about two years now. When I first started, by releasing my very first plugin on Code Canyon, it was very much a side project that brought in a little side residual income. Today, I make 100% of my needed income and more off of plugin development. The fact that he’s making 100% of his income is fantastic and is the […]
Jane Wells has finalized the counts and votes for Team Reps for each of the areas and it looks like we’ve got some final numbers and names for those that will be representing the WordPress community and development in 2013. We are still waiting on a few areas for commitment and finalization but we’ll update this list when those go through! Congrats to those that have been chosen and a big THANK YOU since your time and commitment to us and the greater WordPress community really matters a lot. And here they are: