The third beta version of WordPress 4.9 was published this week, and Mika Epstein published a post about things to keep in mind as a plugin dev before selling your plugin.
- »Improvements for roles and capabilities in 4.9«.
- »Multisite Focused Changes in 4.9«.
- »Dev Chat Summary: October 18th (4.9 week 12)«.
- »WordPress 4.9 Beta 3«.
- »PHP Meeting Recap – October 16th«. The team continued to discuss the »Before upgrading PHP« section.
- »Notes from the Polyglots chat on October 18«. Among other things, the polyglots team is starting the program with Cross-locale Project Translation Editors.
Research before you sell out
Mika Epstein published a post »Reminder: Research Before You Sell Out« on Make/Plugins. In the post, she writes that plugin authors should think and be cautious before selling a plugin, and that »The primary reason people want to buy ›popular‹ plugins is to use it to spam.«
She lists signs one should watch out for, for example, that the offer includes prices based on user counts. She also writes that developers should ask the potential buyers, how they are going to improve the plugin (and if they cannot show that, not to sell the plugin), and more.