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Is WPMUDEV.ORG's Premium..... (19 posts)

  1. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Is wpmudev.org's premium access for $50 a month really a good deal. Or worth the money??

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    You can look at the plugins and other items that are available, and if they're something you would like then you can make the call if it is worth it to you or not.

    Overall, I'd say it is.

  3. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    There's only 15 plugins that I can see??

  4. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I was wondering if there was something I was missing somewhere as for a preview of what is there....I would think there to be more than 15 plugins and 2 theme packs for $50 a month?

  5. Trent
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    There are 15 plugin, 2 theme packs and the big one is a multi-database solution for large sites. If there is functionality there you require, it is worth the money but as lunabyte says earlier it is up to you whether or not it is functionality you need or not :)

    Trent

  6. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    And two unbranded support videos as well. :)

  7. demonicume
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    wow, people really are looking for something for nothing. best believe you couldn't get me to do even a tenth of the work presented here for 50 bucks. This is a great deal. Even if you only downloaded the theme packs and the DB plugin, you've gotten hundreds of dollars - maybe thousands - worth of work.

  8. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I went ahead and signed up. And demonicume, my concern was that for a brand new blog site that has absolutely no income by someone that is on disability making less than $680 per month yes I'm looking to get as much as I can to get started doing something that can make me a living and get me the hell off disability and living a real life of some type....the DB plugin isn't needed by a new site, the theme pack you didn't have to be a member to get, the main goal was to find a way to monetize the site most effectively for as little as possible while giving the users the best service so you can build up the blog to the point that you can afford to give even more....you may want to think before making snide little comments.....

  9. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Trent Lunabyte thanks for the help, I didn't know if there was something I was missing or if what was being seen was what was there. The forums there should also help offset the cost I hope.....some decent plugins to differentiate me from everyone else too even at the startup....

  10. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I'm going to get whacked over the head by Andrew for saying this but you can join for a month, get what you need installed, then cancel your account, and come back later on if and when you feel the need.

    I feel that to be a bit disrespectful towards Andrew but he's had others do it.

    There's been other bits of code released and discussed within the support forums as well. Andrew tries to keep out non premium related but there are a few folks who throw out code there that's not for the general masses.

    I like the activity plugins myself. :)

    As to the disability issue, there are others in your shoes.

  11. pcfactor
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I didn't mean to throw the dissability issue out there, isn't really relevant, I wasn't very happy with the condescending tone of demonicume though so just came out with the lecture....

    As long as there is real support in the forums I could see it as being a good choice. As for sharing the code and things outside the premium, that's like shooting yourself in the foot I would think, why would you pay for something to have a leg up on others or help yourself, then give it away to those that don't pay the price, if it's not yours to give away especially. :-)

  12. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    There is "real" support in their forums, just remember that the support is only for their plugins.

    Honestly, I didn't see a problem with what Demonicume posted at all. Combined with your other thread, the one wanting a monetizing strategy, it honestly had my guff a bit as well.

    You'll have to learn that the environment here is one which, while open, is competitive as well. You're not going to get most folks crown jewels or secrets they have. Why, you may ask? Nobody wants some 2 bit hack to browse through the forums, pick off their ideas, and all of a sudden have 100 clones of their site out there.

  13. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

      I'm going to get whacked over the head by Andrew for saying this but you can join for a month, get what you need installed, then cancel your account, and come back later on if and when you feel the need.

    Nah, it's fine. People do that all the time.

    I think what keeps most people from doing that though is the forums. People tend to discuss things over there without the worry of the general masses popping in.

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  14. Farms
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    And we do offer pretty regular upgrades on the existing plugins for new versions of WPMU, like 1.5.1 for example!

    And quite a few new ones too.

    The only thing that bugs me is when people sign up, download all the plugins and then file a chargeback with paypal or (even) their credit card company... so if anyone fancies that, don't... we pursue 'em all :)

    Looking at similar sites (like specialist SEO ones) I reckon the annual fee is pretty competitive.

  15. awarner20
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    @ pcfactor,

    Just my two cents...

    I started developing with WPMU and it was a big task trying to figure out if there were plugins that matched what I needed to accomplish. I found that several of the plugins at wpmudev.org's premium site were exactly what I was looking for.

    Only you can decide what it's worth to you, but from experience, I can say that the plugins and the support are well worth the cost. You just have to decide whether...

    A.) You can afford it (even it's it's the one time fee)

    and

    B.) Whether the multi-user site you're developing can offset the costs.

    I wish the best, and hope that you'll be successful in your venture:)

  16. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    And there's also the Premium Lite plguin which helps with monetization. More than worht it.

    See, if you're creating a site to live off of (which I can certainly relate to with 4 dependants and a one-income household) you either have to spend a bit of money to help make more money, or spend a heck of a lot of time. Some things you'll have to weigh in on how long it would take you to do the work versus paying someone to get it running faster. Pretty much like running any business.

  17. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    The only thing that bugs me is when people sign up, download all the plugins and then file a chargeback with paypal or (even) their credit card company... so if anyone fancies that, don't... we pursue 'em all :)

    Don't you love those? One of the reasons why I got out of website designing.

  18. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

      And there's also the Premium Lite plguin which helps with monetization.

    Actually the full version is now available. Premium members get the exact same plugin we use on edublogs.

  19. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Shows how far behind I am. :)

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