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Command WP Project

Dusty Candland | | project, ruby, rails

When I started hosting WordPress sites as WP Support HQ I used some of the various management options. However, they all used plugins to do the management. Something always happened to the plugins. Users uninstalled them. They become "disconnected". Outdated.

Eventually I started my working on my own tool to manage the site. I didn't want to use a plugin, although I did experiment with one. I ended up using WP-CLI to manage the site and build an app around that management to track everything and have a nice dashboard.

That became this project, CloudSh


WordPress Verify Checksums

| wordpress, commandwp, security, wp-cli

I recently implemented verifying checksums in CommandWP and found some interesting results. 65% of sites had checksums that didn't verify! Here's a look at what I found. What changed? wp-admin/.rnd - Random seed files left over from som...

The Thing About Pricing

| commandwp

Pricing is one of the things I've been struggling with on CommandWP. I want a simple plan that offers customers a lot of value. I want to offer pricing that I'd personally want to use.

While I figure that out, I've left pricing off the site, hoping to find early adopters to help me figure out pricing later. It seems most people don't want to invest time in something without having an idea of what the costs might be going forward. I'd want the same.

Here are some of my thoughts about pricing and where I ended up. CommandWP now has pricing!

From No-code to Code - How CommandWP Came To Be

| commandwp

Around 2014 I was doing a lot of consulting work. One client was creating WordPress sites and would contact me looking for help installing plugins or to fix a site that had been hacked with mal-ware.

They had a handful of sites they were working on and it was clear they had two common problems. No one was updating the code and there were no backups to be found!

WP Support HQ Project

| project, wordpress, commandwp

I started WP Support HQ in 2014 to help clients keep their WordPress sites updated and backed up. I was getting a lot of requests to either add plugins or fix hacked sites. What I found was those site were very out of date and they lacked backups. That made both adding to the site and fixing hacked site hard and costly.

Getting early adopters for CommandWP

| pricing, saas, commandwp

[CommandWP] is getting to a point where I'd like to get some early adopters using it. I'm not sure what a good approach might be. Here's what I'm thinking about.


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