It is a bit hard to believe for me, but this site is five years old. It was launched in late 2009 and has served as my personal portfolio site, plugin store, and blog since then. In that time, it has served me quite well and has been one of the key centers of my plugin business. Today, I am thrilled to reveal version 3.0 of the website with a brand new design and revitalized layout and organization.
Over the last year or two, this site has begun to lose some of its focus (at least for me) as I’ve been busy building Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP. I have been wanting to refresh the design for nearly two years but have simply been unable to bring myself to complete it. Everytime I started, I simply felt lost with it. As time went by and the site grew, it became more and more of a daunting task. In the last couple of years, however, I have been blessed to work with some truly tremendous individuals. I decided to approach Andrew Munro about putting his creative vision into the site and helping me build version 3.0. Having worked with Andrew for several years already on EDD and AffiliateWP, I was well aware of his skillset. To say that I was blown away, however, would be a horrendous injustice to Andrew’s superb skillset.
Over the course of a couple of months, Andrew was able to take my content and make something magical out of it. What you see today is 100% Andrew’s genius. For me to claim any real part of it would be simply lying. Sure I wrote the paycheck and I provided some initial guidelines, but Andrew was the mastermind behind everything that you see on this site now.
Version 3.0 of the site is putting a focus on products and education, two sections that have always been the most important but never highlighted on the site. I have always boasted that this site was designed around teaching others how to build plugins, but I’m not sure it has ever truly lived up to that, and that’s a fact I’d like to change.
While I’m not sure this new design will make it possible for me to pump back up the production rate of education material, it will definitely make it easier to find.
Merry Christmas everyone!