Post Status Excerpt (No. 15) โ€” Jon Christopher on Finding A New Home For SearchWP

Jon Christopher with David Bisset on The Excerpt

Jon Christopher recently sold SearchWP to Awesome Motive. Learn what motivated Jon to make the sale, and get his view of search in WordPress core.

I realized that I wanted [SearchWP] to be long term and stable…it deserved a team behind it.”

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David Bisset talks with Jon Christopher about his sale of SearchWP to Awesome Motive. The two talk about what motivated Jon — the sole developer (and marketer) of SearchWP — to part with his plugin. David also asks Jon about his view of search as it exists today in WordPress Core, what he might like to see in search going forward, and what his future plans are.

Also covered in this episode: Jon shares some advice for plugin developers who want to monetize their products and plugins, even if those plugins aren't well-known.

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