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How to make money with BuddyPress?

BuddyPress is a plugin to create niche social networks, which are Holy Grail for developers and implementers. So answering the question: How to make money with BuddyPress – is actually very specific to your skills.
So let’s dive into that in detail.

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Select tools to satisfy current needs

Developers life isn’t easy. We have lots of ideas, code to write, lots of everything else to satisfy current needs: frameworks, libraries, tools. And that’s developers, who take responsibility when they select those things, that will be used in projects. Client almost always doesn’t have any idea (and, basically, should not care) about the difference between them, […]

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How a security improvement blocked my admin area

Today I learnt a new lesson – how to rename WordPress tables and lose ability to get into site admin area, and fix that back. I tried to use WPScanner, to check performance and security. Security mainly. Here is how its dashboard looks like (just for reference): This service is really good at providing a list […]

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What would you do if WordPress lost significant market share?

Recently Ryan (@modemlooper) posted a question on Twitter: https://twitter.com/modemlooper/status/767398974592389121 It so resonated with me, so I decided to write a more lengthy answer. The introduction to the problem WordPress is big right now, with 26+% of the web it gives ability to reach millions of customers if you create a business around it. But that […]

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Why I decided to accept Matt Mullenweg’s 5% rule

We live in a world, where open source software powers the Internet. We read sites, we use services, we develop and we make business – all using that free lines of codes. Personally I most of my time am in the WordPress and BuddyPress worlds, creating bridges between them, or removing them. BuddyPress is that plugin […]