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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Why CNAMES are Useful For Your WordPress SaaS

February 2, 2024

If you’re not familiar with CNAMES, they’re a type of record used in DNS. And they’re very useful when you’re building a SaaS. Let’s take the following scenario: To get the their real domain to point to the site, they need to update their DNS records. But that means giving them the IP address for the server where the site…

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Why You Should Build Your Next SaaS On WordPress

January 31, 2024

Introduction WordPress is an incredible platform on which to build your next SaaS. It’s been around (what feels like) forever, has a huge community of developers, is well understood, has tons of themes and feature plugins and uses a battle tested tech stack. However, building a SaaS on it is not the same as building one from the ground up…

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WooCommerce Subscription Handling Surprises

January 19, 2024

When you use the Woo Subscriptions add-on for WooCommerce, subscriptions are handled very differently compared to most other competitors. This can lead to unexpected surprises for admins who expect to see subscription objects in the Stripe or Paypal dashboard. In this article we’ll explain what WooCommerce does differently compared to other plugins and services. The primary difference between WooCommerce and…

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Introducing WPCloudDeploy Momentum

January 7, 2024

We’re starting off 2024 by introducing a new PRODUCTIZED SERVICE – WPCloudDeploy Momentum. WPCloudDeploy Momentum builds on the WPCloudDeploy software stack SaaS features by integrating Generative AI into template sites. This allows for UNIQUE sites for each customer each and every time. Imagine building a single template site, yet every site cloned from it is unique (text and images).  That’s…

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How To Build A WordPress SaaS (Video Course)

December 10, 2023

If you’re thinking about building a SaaS on WordPress you should check out the MVP (minimum viable product) for our new video course. The course is free. But, since it’s an MVP, it’s by no means polished and not all the videos are ready – only about 16 are available right now. But, those 16 videos gets you to 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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Introducing Product Packages For our WooCommerce Integration

October 4, 2023

Version 3.3 of our WooCommerce integration will include a major new feature we’re calling “Product Packages”. Product Packages allow you to automatically activate plugins and themes on a per-product basis, configure memory usage per product and inject the product id, product categories and custom values into the tenant wp-config.php file on a per-product basis. It even allows you to configure…

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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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All About Updating Your WordPress Based SaaS (WaaS)

May 15, 2023

Understanding what you need to do to update your WaaS is an important consideration when deciding what architecture you will use to deploy it. This article on covers the three primary WordPress SaaS architectures along with the options for updating files, database and configuration data.

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