Vova Feldman recalls how changing the pricing model of his SaaS based WordPress plugin by removing the monthly renewable option cost him dramatically. This post is more for folks selling something, but there are interesting lessons to take away here for others as well. I have my own opinions about monthly versus yearly pricing (note my lack of yearly pricing), but I'm sure preferences depend on the type of service.
I am joined by Matt Mullenweg to discuss decision making, Gutenberg, core WordPress processes, Automattic’s business, and more.
Big Step for BigCommerce BigCommerce has become a public company on Nasdaq. CEO Brent Bellm commented that “as a public company we’ll be able to provide all our stakeholders more transparency than ever into our size, momentum, and industry leadership.” 🙌 Although BigCommerce is not an exclusive WordPress company, one can imagine that with additional…
Joe and Brian discuss WordPress in the context of SaaS — or Software as a Service. They dig into WordPress as a tool for a SaaS within another industry, as well as WordPress-centric tools with SaaS based business models.
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.
Brian Casel has answered some questions about his WordPress SaaS project, Restaurant Engine. The questions are some he’s gotten over time that he decided to put into one blog post. It’s great to see his thought processes behind his project.
Envato is extending their Author Driven Pricing (ADP) program to WordPress themes on ThemeForest and plugins on CodeCanyon next week. Since inception, Envato has established pricing for the items on their marketplace. They would categorize the theme or plugin and establish a price for the author. In 2012, they toyed with allowing elite authors (a status…