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Build and optimize your site with the WordPress Plugin Bundle

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When starting your website, there’s no better option than WordPress. The platform is as malleable as they come, capable of turning into whatever type of site you need it to be. It’s like your own online Transformer.

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How to Use Qards and WooCommerce (eCommerce Plugin)

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How to Use Qards and WooCommerce (eCommerce Plugin)

If you have an eCommerce website, it’s very important to make beautiful presentations for your product or service. Qards is the perfect tool for WordPress to help you make attractive landing pages, presentations, case studies and websites. In this video we’ll show you how you can use the WooCommerce plugin and theme with Qards. Whether […]


The Efficient Ways to Promote and Sell Your Plugin

You’ve spent ten thousand hours (the rule of the success by Malcolm Gladwell) to develop a great plugin. All WordPress standards were followed and were taken into account all feature requests. You’ve made a great work but it’s only the beginning of your road to first achievements.

The Efficient Ways to Promote and Sell Your Plugin

Now the main questionis how to get started to sell you product. I’m sure that you’ve already shared news about it on all your social accounts and get a good feedback from your friends, but it’s not enough to earn profit. Most talented developers face with this problem and there is no right answer, but there are approved ways to set the good strategy. We’ve collected some tested good tips and are ready to share them with you.

Brand Name

Brand Name

The main idea of a brand name is not only about making your target audience to choose you among competitors, it’s most about making them to see your product as the only one that gives a solution to customers’ needs. Promotion is a foundation for your profitable business and the best branding is based on a strong powerful idea. To deliver it to your customers is a really challengeable task as the selling is much easier when clients have an understanding that your product is “the must have” for them.

What are the simplest methods to build your brand name?

Paid Reviews

Paid plugin reviews don’t work anymore, even if you post them on the well-promoted websites. Each of them has a little inscription – “sponsored” under or below the post which scares away potential customers. Even if the reviewer shares his honest thoughts and fair feedback WordPress community won’t undoubtedly believe him. By showcasing all aspects of your plugin the author anyway tries to advertise its cons to make readers buy your tool and moreover all consumers’confidence can escape when they notice the affiliate links. So, this kind of promotion is not the trusted one.

Plugin Reviews

WordPress clients prefer looking through plugin roundups, learning statistics in developers’ researches. And this data is really trustworthy as the developer (to be more specific – his brand name) recommends the product, so he tested it and give customer an approvement. This approvement is unobtrusive and looks more like a friendly advice, so doesn’t evoke a distrust feeling and vice versa “help” you to choose the most appropriate tool for the website.

One great trick that experienced marketing specialists like to use is to promote not the product itself but the importance of its usage and then show the plugin at the most appropriate moment, so users really want it.

Deals Websites

These platforms will not only make a good reputation for your product, but also can help you to earn money.Of course they set prices lower than your plugin costs and you have to split the revenue, but consider this spending as an investment to an advertisement. Usually, the main traffic sources to your website and users from deals websites are completely differ from each other. So, the results can be really surprising and bring you a good rise of sessions in GA. Limited time offers engage customers and make them spread the word about cheap quality products with friends and colleagues. It’s simple and efficient way of branding.

The most popular deals platforms are:

Your own website as a marketplace

Your own website as a marketplace

To put all eggs in one basket is a really disputable question. You concentrate all your efforts on one project. Write posts which link to the site, arrange giveaways and make promotion. You should understand that your website will take all your time, as admin, uploading, tagging, support and etc are now your main job options. Yes, it’s hard work but the result is really worth it – you are independent.

Plugin price

You and only you set the plugin price. That’s the main reason why so many developers choose to sell products on their own website. You can test what price gives you the highest revenue and change it anytime you like. You haven’t split the commission with the reseller. Selling via your website also gives you an opportunity to build some loyalty program with the discounts for permanent consumers.


One more point to the “My own website” team. You can recruit people to sell your product and earn extra money doing nothing special. Resellers will get their commission, you’ll have additional income. Looks like a perfect scheme. Not all marketplaces offer affiliate programs to their customers and partners, so it’s a great advantage of having your own site.

Join the plugin marketplace

Join the plugin marketplace

There are many ponds to fish but really very few have fish. You can earn profit from your product via the marketplace only in case if this sale platform is really well promoted and hundreds of users come there to search for WordPress tools. Nowadays it is CodeCanyon. There are also other marketplaces worth checking but not many, so you have to choose wisely where to place your product:

CodeCanyon is the most popular place to sell your WordPress item. It’s a huge marketplace with an extremely wide choice of different plugins. But! Here is a really big ‘But’. Inspite of its popularity, it won’t promote your product for you, only if it comes to the ‘popular items’ section, users notice it and buy. Otherwise it’s really easy to be lost among more than ten thousand plugins.

Let’s consider if it really be on the first page where the majority of buyers is concentrated. If you are an exclusive author on CodeCanyon, your fee will be 12.5%-37.5% of the product price and will rise depending on the quantity of products you sell. Great! But let’s look at the other side of the coin.

You can’t set prices.

Guys behind Envato look through your code (a good way to receive feedback about your item) and set the price for your plugin based on their thoughts and you have nothing to do with this. There is also needless to say that you are impossible to change their decision.

If you sell as a non-exclusive author your fee will be 55% of the item price, sometimes it can run up to 70%. The more copies you sell the higher percentage you’ll get. Selling non-exclusively also means you can market your product via the personal website. So it’s easy to compare the profit from these two sources.

The decision to be exclusive or non-exclusive author also depends on how you want your product work for you. If you have limited time to spend on your plugin it will be better to place it on the marketplace and remain exclusive.

If your WordPress product brings you the main income it’s better to spread the word about it on many other marketplaces and websites, use the affiliate program and in such a way gain a wider ‘catchment field’.

Bonus tip :) repository is great to test the idea and present your plugin to the WordPress community. Put the basic/lite version that solves only the part of the problem area to the and add the link to the Pro version which is on your site. It will surely bring you a good traffic and tells users about your plugin.


If you are working with WordPress for a living, it’s important to build your reputation, influence and advertise yourself as an expert in your niche (WordPress plugins). All these are possible only by producing great products and selling them. It’s only up to you what source to choose to distribute your plugin. You can use the existing traffic base of the marketplace or you can build your brand awareness and sell via your site. You can even start selling on the marketplace and then take away your item and go for independent sale.

Where do you prefer to sell your WordPress plugins? Share your thoughts and experience in the comments section.

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Win a Free Membership and Get the Social Sharing Plugin Monarch

Elegant Themes has just released a plugin for WordPress that is sure to rock your world. With Monarch in your corner, any type of client website that you fashion is going to see tremendous traffic. Too bold of a statement? Wait until you see what Monarch can do. Read on.

Social Sharing at its Finest

A neat social sharing experience is what every site visitor has come to expect. The Monarch Dashboard is capable of mending whatever slackens at that chapter, by transforming the way your network buttons are designed and displayed. It’s the height of simplicity: you choose from over 40 networks and 8 possible locations on your page, use various design tools to style up social sharing buttons, display them, and monitor stats.

The social following and sharing buttons on your website won’t just look spectacular, load fast, and be completely responsive on any device, but Monarch helps you customize pitch-perfect pop-ups or fly-ins, and make them trigger at key moments, such as the time before your readers depart the scene.

Monarch’s versatility does not cease to amaze. Apart from the notorious social floating sidebar, it goes as far as offering handy automatic functions like inserting social sharing buttons at your website content’s upper or lower limit. Plus, it can detect the images in there, and generate shortcodes to share them by.

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11 Free CSS & jQuery Tabs Plugin And Tutorials

Here, we have put together 11 free CSS jQuery tabs plugins and tutorials for you. CSS jQuery tabs plugins allow developers to create a tabbed navigation and improve usability along with a better browsing experience. Creating usable navigation menus is the most thought-provoking part of the web designing because it furnishes the most crucial links on the web page without disturbing the users.

Here is the full collection after the jump. All the provided CSS jQuery tabs plugins are easy to use and they furnish a better option for web designers and developers to demonstrate the most useful information in a more professional way. We hope that you will like this collection and find these plugins and tutorials useful for you. Do share your views and opinions about this collection. Your comments are always welcome.


A single content area with multiple panels, each associated with a header in a list.


Tabslet is yet another jQuery plugin for tabs, is lightweight, is easy-to-use, is compatible with IE7+, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Creating Content Tabs with Pure CSS

In this article we will show you how to create an animated content tab using only CSS.


A jQuery tabs module for todays web!


EasyTabs is a lightweight jQuery plugin to provide full tab functionality, while leaving the styling up to you.


jQuery plugin to add tabs visually associated to their position relative to the scroll bar.

Smart Tab

Tabs are generally used to divide contents in to many parts and that will be displayed overlapping one another.

Organic Tabs

CSS3 & jQuery folder tabs

In this article, we will use a similar technique in order to create some good looking CSS3 tabs.

Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery

Today we’re going to build a simple little tabbed information box in HTML, then make it function using some simple Javascript, and then finally we’ll achieve the same thing using the jQuery library.

CSS3 tabs with beveled corners

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create some good looking CSS3 tabs with beveled corners. We’ll do that using a clever CSS3 gradients technique.

Get beautiful scroll effects with this smooth new jQuery plugin

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jQuery can make the web faster, more accessible and also – thanks to a new plugin called pagePiling.js – even more beautiful and engaging.

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Maintenance Mode for WordPress – Plugin Review

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Maintenance Mode for WordPress - Plugin Review

When upgrading a website to a new design, carrying out bug fixes at the backend and updating the website core CMS, themes and plugins works best when the site is placed in maintenance mode while you are working. When a website is in maintenance mode, public access is blocked and a splash page (informing visitors […]

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Review of OptinMonster: The Best Lead-Generation Plugin for WordPress

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Review of OptinMonster: The Best Lead-Generation Plugin for WordPress

Communication is essential to the survival and success of any business. A popular form of communication is the email – a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. With emails, businesses can reach a number of clients and also receive in a convenient and easy manner. A number of […]

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An Inside Look at the WPJobBoard Plugin for WordPress

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How To Display Icons In WordPress Menu [WordPress Plugin]

The icon is a great complement to any type of design. Many icons are universally recognized. Take a public toilet signage at the airport. Without the need to know the local language, if it is foreign to you, you can immediately grasp which toilet is for the ladies, and which is for the gents from the icon used at the front of the door.

The same thing could also be applied for a Website; displaying an icon could help the users to navigate through your website. This helps with user experience, and will also make a website look prettier.

But displaying such an icon in a CMS like WordPress could be a challenge. If your website is built on top WordPress, here we will show you the easiest way to show an icon in WordPress menu.

Getting Started

Adding an icon in WordPress is made easy with a WordPress plugin called Menu Icons. First, install and activate this plugin.

Now we are ready to add the icons.

Adding Icon

For this example, I would like to use TwentyTwelve, a nice and clean WordPress theme. I also created a few pages that I will include in the menu.

Create a new menu through Appearance > Menus. Don’t forget to assign the menu location, unless it won’t appear anywhere in the website.

Then we will add an icon for each item. To begin, let’s expand one of the menu items. You will find a link that says Icon: Select icon. Click on the “Select icon” to start selecting. Here you will be presented with a window similar to the WordPress media library.

At the time of this writing, this plugin comes with 3 font icon libraries namely Dashicons, Genericons, and FontAwesome.

However, even though we are freely to use any icons, it is better to derive the icons from one library, since each of them has their own traits such as the size and the curve. In other words, if you use FontAwesome, use it throughout the website. Doing so would maintain the the icon consistency and make it look more unified.

When you select the icon, you will see the preview on the right panel. In the right panel make some adjustments. You can place the icon before or after the menu, control the font size, and set the vertical alignment. When the setting is done click on the Select, and proceed to add an icon for the other items in the menu.

Final Thought

Menu Icons is a very handy plugin to add icon in menu. It integrates well with the WordPress UI pattern which it very intuitive to use. In addition, the developer has planned a few new features for the next versions, including adding more icon libraries, and the ability to upload custom icon.

I hope you enjoy and find this tip useful. Go ahead and give the plugin a try.