Plugin & Theme Licensing in SaaS Projects

February 3, 2024

When you’re building SaaS projects on WordPress, you’re likely to use commercial plugins with licensing requirements. One of the most annoying things you’ll run into is the complexity of activating those licenses on new sites. The good news is that, in many instances, plugins do not need to be activated since they’ll work just fine – the license is only…

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Customer Story: Q&A With A Prospective Multi-tenant Customer

October 13, 2023

As you might suspect, we answer questions from prospective customers on a regular basis. But recently we received a request for a 1-on-1 walkthrough from what had to be one of the most perfect potential customers we’ve interacted with this year. The potential customer’s situation is this: Updates to each site require even more manual work and frequently involve a…

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Simple Customizations For the WPCloudDeploy Frontend

October 11, 2023

So, you’re building a SaaS on WordPress and you want your user to be able to see some elements of the WPCloudDeploy front-end for each of their instances. By default, what your users will see is something similar to this: So maybe you want to do this: and then move some elements around similar to where these arrows are pointing:…

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Managed Databases VS Managed Database Servers – It Matters to WordPress Admins

October 6, 2023

Many cloud providers and a few independent firms now offer ‘managed databases’ as a service. In theory, this can be great for WordPress users. But that’s only under very specific circumstances. And, in fact, managed databases are a bad idea for many WordPress admins. Managed Databases With managed databases you get a single database, not access to a full database…

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WordPress Multitenant SaaS: How To Add A WooCommerce Product ID To WP-CONFIG

October 3, 2023

When you’re building a SaaS on WordPress that is not based on WordPress multisite, you typically want to push data into the wp-config.php file of each site. You do this because you would want to access the data in a custom plugin on the tenant site. This plugin allows you to control the user experience and features available in the…

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How To Restrict Plugin Access In A WordPress Multi-tenant SaaS

October 2, 2023

So, you’re building your SaaS on WordPress using all kinds of WordPress tools including a bunch of plugins. For some SaaS projects you don’t need your users to see the plugins menu in wp-admin at all – in which case you can just easily hide the menu option completely (using something such as Menu Editor Pro or other white-label plugins).…

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WordPress Multi-Tenant Vendor Roundup [Plus Call for Information & Research]

September 4, 2023

This is a call for information The list of vendors that offer a deployment option that resembles multi-tenant for WordPress is short. And there’s no one place you can go to find out about them or the capabilities they offer. In fact, even the term “Multi-tenant” have slightly different meanings to different folks. And, given that the architecture tends to…

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WordPress SaaS: Multi-tenant vs Multisite vs Standard Sites

May 19, 2023

There are three deployment strategies you can use when building your SaaS on WordPress. We cover these three deployment types in our prior article, Planning a WordPress SaaS. However, the comparison between the three deployment options is just part of that article. In this article we’re just pulling that information out so it can stand on its own. If you…

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Techniques for Updating Your WP SaaS: Multisite vs Single Sites vs Multitenant Sites

April 26, 2023

When you build a WordPress based SaaS, updating your customer sites is one of the most critical tasks on your plate. Read more about the differences in update processes for Multisite, Single Sites and Multitenant SaaS architectures on

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Introducing Multi-tenant Features & Services

January 8, 2023

There are three ways to build out a WordPress SaaS (WaaS): Of course, each option has its advantages and disadvantages and, for a long time, WPCD supported only the first two. But now we’re happy to introduce support for Multi-tenant deployments as well. Features Our implementation of Multi-tenancy offers the following features: and more! Versioning You can create a new…

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