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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog Transparency Report – August 2019

This month donations were doubled, dotEPUB integration was majorly improved, you can now optionally exclude private/password-protected posts, and I made some SEO tweaks to the plugin’s WordPress.org description.

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Free Tutorials

Quickly Turn your Entire WordPress Blog into an eBook with Print My Blog and dotEPUB

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Print My Blog plugin and dotEPUB browser extension to convert an entire WordPress blog or website into an eBook. Why would I want an eBook of My Blog? Blogs are great, but eBooks can be read offline keep track of your progress allow you to highlight […]

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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog Transparency Report – July 2019

This is the 4th monthly transparency report for Print My Blog WordPress plugin. Mostly I’ve been responding to support requests and making corresponding small tweaks. There were no major releases this month, but 5 minor ones. What Happened in July 2019 Open Collective Stats Hours: 22.25 (+3.75) support 28.25 (+2.25) copy writing 62 (+8.5) development […]

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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog Transparency Report – June 2019

This is my 3rd monthly transparency report for Print My Blog WordPress plugin. What Happened in June 2019 Open Collective Stats Hours: 18.5 (+3.5) support 26 (+3.5) copy writing 53.5 (+7) development 6.5 (+0) management Expenses: $3588.91 (+470.40) Donations: $40 (+0) Plugin Stats Downloads: 5, 771 (+1177) Active Installs: ~500 (+100) Languages: 3 (+1) Five […]

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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog WordPress Plugin Transparency Report – May 2019

This is my second monthly transparency report regarding development of Print My Blog WordPress plugin. For me, the most exciting developments this month has been hearing how folks are using Print My Blog. If you use it, please let me know on Twitter, through my contact page, or through a review on WordPress.org. What Happened […]

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Transparency Reports

Print my Blog Plugin Transparency Report – April 2019

Stats and discussion about April’s progress developing the WordPress plugin Print My Blog. Benefits other plugin devs, plugin users, and (let’s be honest) myself.

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Development Update Free

Why We don’t Donate to WordPress Plugins, Even When We Know We Should

Have you ever been on a WordPress.org plugin page, and seen a link saying “Donate to this plugin”? You probably didn’t click it. Nearly none of us do. But why not? You probably think you should, but something is preventing you. In this article, I explore the reasons we rarely donate to software we depend on, and what can be done about it.

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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog Transparency Report, April 5, 2019 – Private Posts, Family Search Tutorial, and Hustling

Where Did This Come From? I was previously putting my weekly updates for Print My Blog, the WordPress plugin, on the Open Collective page. But I don’t think anyone saw them (although I wasn’t sure, I didn’t have access to any analytics), it didn’t seem as usable from my phone (which is important when I […]

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Data Preservation Free

Immortalize Your Blog by Turning It into a Family Search Memory

So you have a blog to share your stories with friends, family, and the world. Great. But will it still exist in 50 years? How about 100? Most likely it will fall victim to the “Digital Dark Age“, and won’t be available. Your grandfather’s memoirs written on paper might be more accessible than your blog. […]

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Transparency Reports

Print My Blog Transparency Reports – November 2018 to March 2019

I used to make my transparency on plugin development reports right in Open Collective, but I really prefer to keep them on my blog, like I outlined last time. So here’s all my old reports compounded into one blog post. Reports From Open Collective 1.6.3, updated WordPress.org description, and comments feedback published on March 29, […]