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  1. pepino
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Hello and excuse me for my bad english, ;)

    I want to know if it's possible to install a WPMu and sell blogs of WP.

    Is this legal?

    Thank you

  2. andrewbillits
    Posted 17 years ago #

    It would definetly be legal. However you might have a hard time getting people to pay for a blog unless you add a few features they can't get anywhere else.

  3. mickemus
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Reasons people may be willing to pay for some space!!!

    - Blog is advertised on a bigger community
    - No ADS
    - Let users run their own ad code (adsense/qumana etc)
    - Provide more space than 5-10mb
    - Install space eating plugins (podcast, videocast, gallery) and give a little space - pay 20 per year and get 100mb (not all users want to put their personal stuff on Flickr or YouTube etc
    - Provide 10 ok templates for free sites
    - Provide 30 kick-ass templates for free
    - Enable a subscription plugin for paying members (and more storage)

    Other suggestions??

  4. drmike
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I would think your best bet would be to find a niche and try to serve it. Sort of like how Andrew does the educational blogs and (I forget who) does for his photographic blogs.

    My plan is for a free service and then allow options with extra space or maybe domain forwarding. (Still working on that though)

    Another idea would be to allow folks to move over to a true WordPress blog for a fee. You would then have to worry about upgrading them when each new Wp release comes out though. I don't think they would like it to see WPMU users getting upgraded while they wouldn't.

  5. thaiwordpress
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Good idea but
    Blog is advertised on a bigger community

    Cause I used Goodgle Adsense I will Pay or not?

  6. drmike
    Posted 17 years ago #

    You pay for Google Adwords. Google Adsense is where you place the adverts on your own website and Google pays you for clicks.

  7. parakeet
    Posted 17 years ago #

    So how would you actually implement some of the features discussed here? ie. enabling a YouTube plugin, making extra themes available or granting extra (or any) disk space only to paying customers?

    I don't see how that could be technically implemented with WPMU... ?

    And how would one manage the customer backend?

  8. andrea_r
    Posted 17 years ago #

    The making extra themes available is easy.
    you can enable a specific theme for a specific user already.

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