Author: Brian J. Link

Gather Data from Your WordPress Plugin’s Users with Wisdom

Wisdom

As a WordPress plugin developer, user data tracking and analysis has always been of interest to me. Of course, there’s a lot of legwork involved with setting something like that up and when time is an issue features like this fall to the wayside.

If you are interested in improving your understanding of your user and customer base then checking out Wisdom, a WordPress plugin offering user analytics, would be a good place to start.

Gareth Harris, the man behind Wisdom, took some time to answer my questions about his plugin. He talks about the technical challenges of creating Wisdom, the importance of content marketing for his business and offers his thoughts on plugin pricing and the WordPress marketplace as a whole.

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Convert Posts to Facebook Instant Articles with WP Native Articles

WP Native Articles

WP Native Articles converts your WordPress posts into properly formatted Facebook Instant Articles. I’ll have to admit that before I conducted this interview I had no idea what Facebook Instant Articles even were so I’ll let Edward Dakin, the developer of WP Native Articles, explain them to you here in a moment.

Edward was nice enough to answer a few of my questions over email about how he got started working on WP Native Articles, the biggest challenges he’s faced during its development so far and how he’s adjusted the free version over time to try and convince users to upgrade to his premium release.

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Easily Create Buttons in WordPress with MaxButtons

Easily Create Buttons in WordPress with MaxButtons

I’ve been in the WordPress services game long enough to know that tools putting creative power in the hands of my clients helps save me a lot of development time. That’s why I find plugins such as MaxButtons, from the folks over at Max Foundry, so interesting.

MaxButtons, and the premium version MaxButtons Pro, give non-technical people a chance to create their own attractive and functional interface elements on their site. MaxButtons offers thousands of configurations in colors, icons and text (they support two line buttons which is a lifesaver for many people I’m sure).

Bob Senoff, the business man at Max Foundry, answering some of my questions about MaxButtons regarding it’s origin, their target customer, successes with their marketing approach to the plugin and solid advice on how to enter the premium WordPress plugin marketplace.

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Answer Common Customer Questions with Heroic FAQs

Heroic FAQs

Heroic FAQs, the latest plugin release from the folks over at HeroThemes, offers simple but powerful management for frequently answered questions. While the concept of an FAQ page is almost as old as the web itself, with Heroic FAQs the time involved in setting one up is diminished greatly which leaves you with more time to work on your product and less time handling support.

Chris Mooney was willing to answer my questions about the creation of Heroic FAQs, the important of design in this plugin, the freemium business model and how HeroThemes does outreach for their products before launch.

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Manage Advertisements on WordPress Sites with Advanced Ads

Manage Advertisements on WordPress Sites with Advanced Ads

Thomas Maier developed Advanced Ads to be the leading advertisement management plugin available on the WordPress platform. He used his own personal need for a better solution to spark development of the plugin and how his creation is being used on over 40,000 web sites and that number is growing every day.

Thomas was nice enough to take the time to answer my questions about the origins of Advanced Ads, working with an add-on based revenue model and the future of the plugin. He also offers up some great advice about the most important piece of his business that he puts the most effort into each day.

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