5 minute read I used to make my transparency on plugin development reports right in Open Collective, but I really prefer to keep them on my blog, like I outlined last time. So here’s all my old reports compounded into one blog post. Reports From Open Collective 1.6.3, updated WordPress.org description, and comments feedback published on March 29, […]Read More Print My Blog Transparency Reports – November 2018 to March 2019
5 minute read How do you make money when you give your product away for free? Let’s consider the common open-source business models, and explore the viability of supporting development entirely through sponsorships.Read More To Fund WordPress Plugin Development Through Sponsorship, or More Traditional Models?
2 minute read I recently created an Open Collective in order to fund development of my plugin Print My Blog. Here’s its pitch for why the plugin users should elect to donate to the collective. I’m posting here to gather feedback on my ideas, not so to extract money out of people who don’t even use the plugin. […]Read More Why Users Should Pay for My WordPress Plugin (Even When it’s Totally Free)
2 minute read This morning, I received my first financial support for developing the WordPress plugin Print My Blog on Open Collective. Upon seeing the email informing me of that, I’ve had a whole host of feelings… yes, from a donation of $20. Here they are… Elated This came first. This was the first ever donation I’ve received. […]Read More My 10 Feelings Upon Receiving $20 (for a WordPress Plugin)
2 minute read I heard about webpagetest.org during my most recent WordCamp. It’s a service for analyzing your website’s performance. From what I can tell, it’s completely supported by sponsors, so it’s free to use. I ran my WordPress meetup’s site (which, obviously, runs on WordPress) through its analysis, and initially got C grades or so. Not fabulous. […]Read More How I Got All A's on webpagetest.org
2 minute read New baby Elise. She arrived just over two weeks ago. She had a bit of jaundice, but is doing well now. Healthy little baby! I’m currently enjoying a baby snuggle while typing this out Midwives Jane and Talia. It was really nice to have them checking in and taking care of her. They’ve done a […]Read More Gratitude Journal February 2019
3 minute read Will your blog survive the Digital Dark Age? Print My Blog is a WordPress Plugin aimed at helping your blog’s content be around for future generations.Read More Preserve your Story with "Print My Blog" WordPress Plugin
3 minute read Making a WordPress plugin available in a user’s preferred language used to be more complicated. Now it’s really easy. I want to share the up-to-date way (as of 2019) to get your plugin ready for translating into everyone’s languages. I’ll skip the complexities of translations and get right to it. 1. Set Your Plugin’s Minimum […]Read More The Really Easy Way to Make a WordPress Plugin Translation-Ready