Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org • Are Active Install Counts Relevant to Your Business’s Success? (Even if they are accurate? And they haven’t been.) • Let’s Fix What’s Broken (The Plugin Repo) Not What Isn’t (The Freemium Model) • Follow Leaders, Adopt Standards • Tools and expertise from rtCamp • Some great and “doable” ideas for the future of plugin business metrics on the .org repo. Could some of them help put an end to intrusive and manipulative dark patterns in the WordPress Admin dashboard and notifications?
Post Status members discuss declining revenue — and how to offset it. How will the market slump affect acquisitions and sale prices?
Elementor acquires Strattic • WP Engine acquires Delicious Brains‘ plugins 🧠 • When the Cathedrals own the Bazaars and Shopping Centers and you’re in a strip mall with a fruit stand… • Jetpack decouples • InstaWP gets seed funding from Automattic 🌱 • Automattic hire #2000 • World-class FSE, how? 🌐 • WCEU by the numbers • Weglot gives back • RoleUp rolls out • Tadlock exits WP Tavern 🍺 • Why ‘why’ matters most • The Big 2-0 next year • All there is to know about core WordPress email notifications, documented ✉️ • System font stack check • Do not follow by default • Museum of Block Art opens 🎨 • Meet Yvonne Doll • Mostly modest WordPress wishlists • WooCommerce Experts to go global • How to do well in a downturn 📉 • Some things we don’t — but ought to — talk about. 🐘 Silent no longer about Sustainability.
There are significant differences in the ways plugin owners think about and operate their businesses. This is an opportunity to learn and grow together.
Here’s David’s weekly roundup of recent WP and web biz/tech podcasts worth listening to. Also: Ukrainian startup Lemon.io on work in wartime and Sherry Walling on grief.
Jason Coleman was interviewed by Starter Story. Their conversation focused on how Paid Memberships Pro averaged $100k per month in revenue and is on track to grow an additional 25-50% this year. Over 100,000 sites run Paid Memberships Pro, but the plugin only has 6,000 paid customers. 🙌 Jason shares advice to other entrepreneurs to…
Jason Coleman posted an update about his growing Paid Memberships Pro business, which raked in $810,000 last year and is currently at $3,000,000 in all-time sales. 📈 “By sharing our story, I hope others can learn what to expect when launching a WordPress plugin or a paid support plan around an open-source project.”
Jason Coleman shares a script that has the potential of speeding up searches by email or a specific user meta field when you are looking for a specific user in the WordPress dashboard.
Jason Coleman followed up a summer transparency report for Paid Memberships Pro, with another one that highlights how his price increases have gone. The answer is that they’ve gone swimmingly. No pushback and a lot of growth ahead. The PMPro Plus launch sale from July 28th through August 8th brought in about $26,000 in sales. Further,…
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