Business of WordPress Plugins

Bitwise Demo Day Talk 3/31/16

It was a pleasure to do a short talk on who I am and what I do for my hometown Fresno peeps at Bitwise South Stadium. For those that attended thanks for coming out! Slides below.

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Adding Software Licensing and Automatic Updates to a Premium WordPress Plugin

While developing a commercial WordPress plugin one element you’ll probably want to add is automatic updates for your customers. They’re used to it from free plugins in the WordPress.org repository, so why not make it an easy transition for them with your premium plugin. Why software license keys? To verify each install of your plugin…

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Optimizing Your WordPress.org Plugin Landing Page

When you create a free plugin and submit it to the WordPress.org plugin repository, you get the privilege of creating a landing page for that plugin. Technically it’s not the same as creating a landing page for your own site using whatever layout and styling you want. But it’s a landing page nevertheless. Whatever your plugin business…

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How I Grew Plugin Sales By 21% By Increasing Prices

Recently there’s been a lot of discussion on how to price your premium WordPress plugin. Chris Lema started it with WordPress Plugin Prices Are Too Low, and many comments followed. I followed up with Setting Your WordPress Plugin Prices, then Jeffro of WP Tavern, Chris Lema and David Peralty of Gravity Forms continued. Even more comments and discussion…

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