Using AI To Build Your WordPress Business/SaaS

September 4, 2023

Large Language Models (LLMs) and other AI tools such as those popularized by openai’s GPT 3 (and GPT 4) have been all the rage over the last year or so. Conventional wisdom is that it will replace developers who work to build Websites including most WordPress developers. Well, we say that Conventional wisdom is WRONG. Why? Because building websites and…

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WordPress SaaS: Validate Your Market Before Building

May 20, 2023

So you’re ready to build your SaaS. But how sure are you that customers will purchase your product? This is a very valid and very important question, regardless of which platform you’re building your SaaS on. If you don’t have an answer then you probably should stop what you’re doing and figure it out. The easiest way to get an…

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November 20, 2022

We’re introducing a new product line. But first, let’s talk about why we believe this is needed. WPCloudDeploy is a VERY flexible product. It can be used in a number of ways including: Basic WordPress server and site management Selling server and site subscription products for your niches Building WordPress SaaS (aka WaaS) Running a WordPress focused agency And more.…

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Slight Pricing Model Adjustments

November 19, 2022

Another year is in the rear-view mirror and so it’s time to make adjustments to our pricing model based on our latest experiences (and some saner voices that have offered advice.) We’re not doing anything too radical and, in fact, for most folks, there will be no changes. For current subscription and lifetime customers there will no change at all.…

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How To Protect Your Checkout Page From Credit Card Testing Fraud (Using CloudFlare)

November 11, 2022

Credit card ‘testing’ fraud has become a major issue for store owners over the last couple of years. Its prevalence is rapidly increasing and it’s getting harder and harder to avoid being a victim. But, if you’re using Cloudflare to protect and proxy your site traffic, you do have some real options to slow down these types of orders, maybe…

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Opinion: The WP Hosting Landscape Is A Little Incestuous

September 29, 2022

Once in a while I decide that it’s ok to release one of our ‘out of left field’ opinions out into the public arena for consumption and potential ridicule. Before you proceed I should warn you that these comments and observations have nothing to do with running WPCD or creating fast and awesome WP sites. It’s a complete random train…

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That AWS Outage: Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

December 14, 2021

It seems as if it was only yesterday that the GoDaddy hack was revealed and we had some deep thoughts about that. Now, we’re talking about a major outage at a key infrastructure provider that caused a lot of sites and devices to be unavailable for hours. Imagine for a second that your agency used a hosting service where all…

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Price Increase Coming December 1st 2021

November 1, 2021

WPCloudDeploy keeps getting better and better every month. In fact, since the start of the year we’ve added dozens of new features, many of which are not available on other platforms. To reflect the value of all of these improvements, we are going to be increasing our prices for our subscriptions on December 1st 2021. The new prices will be:…

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Public Github Repository Now Open For WPCloudDeploy

October 12, 2021

From the very first release of WPCD we’ve highlighted the fact that it was an open source product which provides all kinds of advantages. However you would only get the full source when you made a purchase. After that, it would be yours to do with as you please as long as you respected the terms of the GPL agreement.…

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Lifetime Pricing Shenanigans In The WordPress World

June 2, 2021

Today, the folks over at ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) announced that they had sold the product to Delicious Brains – a highly respected company that is well run, with a ton of talented developers. This acquisition makes sense – the Delicious Brains folks’ product lines are squarely focused on developers and ACF is primarily a developer product. Unfortunately, shortly after…

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Now Complete: Direct Support For ALL Major Cloud Server Providers

May 2, 2021

Today we released our provider for Microsoft Azure – with it we believe that we’re the only dedicated WP dashboard to offer direct support for all major cloud server providers. You can now connect WPCD to the following cloud server providers: AWS (Lightsail & EC2) Azure Google DigitalOcean Vultr (including Vultr Bare Metal) Linode Upcloud Hetzner Exoscale Alibaba That covers…

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How To Survive, And Maybe Even Thrive in A Recession – A Survival Guide For WordPress Agencies In The Age Of Covid-19

March 19, 2020

Many businesses are waking up to the sad fact that large portions of their book of business is being lost or, at best postponed. If you haven’t been affected by it yet, you will be. With an estimated One Trillion dollars+ of economic damage to just the USA, its only a matter of time before you’re affected too. But for…

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