As always this report will follow the same structure as the last one. A reminder though, I write these for me, so I can keep track of where things are up to and what I’ve been working on and plan to work on.
If you benefit from reading these too then great. Glad to have you along for the ride.
Continue reading Transparency Report #14 – May 2017
I wanted to spend a bit of time going through the hosting providers in a blog series on hosting. There’s so much out there these days that finding the one which is right for you is no mean feat.
Today I took a look into Kinsta Hosting. If you’ve not seen Kinsta recently you must have been living under a rock
Continue reading A Look Into Kinsta Hosting – WordPress at the Speed of Google
I wanted to start offering something different on the blog. Something which gets the community involved. So I’ve started a new initiative. I’ll be posting a series of background stories / interviews with people who want to share. The first up is Benjamin Gilstrap from Techie Support.
Continue reading Epic WordPress Backgrounds – Benjamin Gilstrap
Regardless of whether you’re setting up your first hobby website or you’re a seasoned internet warrior with niche sites as far as the eye can see, there are a few types of plugins that every site should consider installing in order to get maximum functionality.
Continue reading 4 Types of WordPress Plugin Your Website Needs
Onto year 2 of these transparency reports. When it’s time to write one of these I still get surprised at just how fast the time is going.
This report will follow the same structure as the last one. There’s some interesting insight this month.
Continue reading Transparency Report #13 – April 2017
WooThemes “My Account” page is a great layout and a great way to promote your products to your customers. However the WooCommerce “my-account” templates out the box do not look great.
Continue reading Making Woo Commerce My Account Page Look Like WooThemes
Your website has been up and running for a while now, but do you know what your audience thinks of it? If you find yourself constantly wondering whether your visitors are enjoying the content that you put out on a regular basis, a polling plugin can work to your benefit.
Continue reading 11 Poll Plugins To Help Engage Your Audience in 2017
WooCommerce is a leading platform in the ecommerce space.
Combined with the power WordPress provides, WooCommerce has become THE go to platform for small-to-medium businesses.
Continue reading 17 Best WooCommerce Extensions for 2017
Wow. It’s been a year that i’ve been writing these reports. Time really does fly. I thought what would be useful in this report is to show the years totals as well as the usual figures. March has been a busy month, primarily driven by the massive new release coming of Zero BS CRM (launching in the next few days)
Continue reading Transparency report #12 – Mar 2017
Happy Valentines month everyone. February has flown by. The end of February also brought with it the end of my two-month period of being in Thailand. So it’s back to Sunny England in the United Kingdom. There’s so much I want to cover in this update….
Continue reading Transparency report #11 – Feb 2017
In this post I wanted to write a very short update. I didn’t announce a reward winner for February 2017. Why?
Continue reading Why I didn’t announce a reward winner for Feb 2017
There’s one thing that has been bugging me for a while about WordPress and featured images.
What’s that one thing? It’s how hard it is to set a featured image from an external link.
Mike @ Epic Plugins
It’s 2017 and this still isn’t easy to do. So I wrote a plugin to make this easy for you!
Continue reading External URL Link as Featured Images
I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time now, but I didn’t want to write it too soon after I switched (I switched in March 2015). Here is a look into why I moved from Mailchimp to ConvertKit (and why you might want to as move as well).
Continue reading Why I moved from Mailchimp to ConvertKit
It’s that time of month again. Time to go through the transparency report covering the income reports as well as giving an overview of what’s been happening with Epic Plugins and Epic Themes. The title of this months report is ‘Living in Thailand’…
Continue reading Transparency report #10 – Jan 2017
Back in May, when I quit my job I hadn’t planned to spend 7 weeks in another country. Let alone the other side of the world. I knew I didn’t want to work in an office environment but I’ve never been spontaneous enough to head out to somewhere so far, for so long.
Continue reading Two Months in Chiang Mai
Phew. OK so this month’s reward took a bit of time to find a winner who replied to the ‘You’re a winner’ email. If you’ve purchased a WordPress Theme or a WordPress Plugin from Epic Themes or Epic Plugins and your subscription is active. Then you’re eligible to win the monthly reward.
Continue reading Subscriber Loyalty Reward – January 2017 – Winner
Theme 2 was launched on the 1st January 2017. New Years Day. This is the de-brief post about that theme. If you’ve not seen the theme it’s the Epic Timelime Theme and it’s available here.
Continue reading 12 WordPress Themes – Theme 2 Debrief
You may have seen in the latest transparency report that I’ve revamped the site, as well as moving to a much cleaner WordPress Theme for use on the site.
Continue reading How to re-write the WooCommerce Single Product Page
Wow. 2016 is over. It’s been a great year. There’s been so much going on that I didn’t write my ‘year in review’. This is partly due to the fact I’ve been doing these transparency reports. But also partly due to December just being crazy busy for me.
Last month, there was quite a lot of change. It’s been the first full month of epic plugins and epic themes being under a subscription based pricing model.
Continue reading Transparency report #9 – Dec 2016
Well. It’s the end of the third week, second month. Time has been flying this month. It’s the run up to Christmas and nothing is better than building a theme specifically to act as a timeline.
So coming soon is the amazing Epic Timeline Theme. This theme is the second theme in the 12 WordPress Themes in 12 Months challenge.
Continue reading Epic Timeline Theme – Coming Soon
The first theme in the 12 WordPress Themes in 12 Months challenge was launched last week. This followed a 4 week process of coming up with the idea of what to create. Building up the websites which we reach out to about the themes . We also created Outreach List WP – a directory of places to promote your WordPress products.
Continue reading 12 WordPress Themes – Theme 1 Debrief
You may have seen on the blog that at the end of October 2016 we moved to a subscriptions system for our plugins and themes. If you didn’t catch that post you can read it here.
Up to date? Great. The subscriptions system is a way of making it easier for you to get the latest updates and support for your plugin and theme.
Continue reading Subscriber loyalty rewards
What. What is this? Another transparency report for November 2016 being written before the end of November? What… well the main reason for yet another early report is so I can clear my plate for the 1st December 2016 launch of the Epic Blogger Theme.
Continue reading Transparency report #8 – Nov 2016
Week 4. Wow. Already. It’s time to get those skates on!
The Epic Blogger Theme is Launching on the 1st December 2016
The first four weeks have flown by. Week Four has been a bit of a mixture for me.
Continue reading 12 WordPress Themes – Month 1. Week 4. Report
Just three weeks ago I started a challenge. A challenge to develop, market and launch 12 WordPress Themes in 12 Months. That’s one a month for a full year. Each theme being different. Each theme building on the code from the earlier theme.
Continue reading 12 WordPress Themes – Month 1. Week 3. Report
OK. Disclaimer. I found some pretty good developers from this process. BUT it took me longer than it should have.
You may have read in the latest transparency report that I was on the look out for WordPress Developers to join my web agency.
Continue reading WordPress Developers. How I FAILED to hire.
It’s the end of week 2. It’s creeping up to the point where the first theme will be almost ready to be released. A lot of time this week has been spent setting the scene. Reaching out to Outreach partners and spending time being interviewed and getting content prepared for various sites.
Continue reading 12 WordPress Themes – Month 1. Week 2. Report
In my project to develop 12 WordPress Themes in 12 Months I’ve now settled on what the first theme is going to be. I’m developing an EPIC Blogger Theme. But what does this mean?
Continue reading Coming Soon: Theme #1 – Epic Blogger Theme
Just 4 days ago I started on the challenge of creating, launching and marketing 12 WordPress Themes in 12 months. I’ve also committed to blogging every step of the way. At the end of each week I’ll send out a round-up of the weeks development to the mailing list. If you’ve not signed up yet you can sign up below.
Continue reading 12 WordPress themes in 12 Months: The Project Homepage