WordPress SaaS

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 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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