WP2Static wouldn’t exist without our many users, license purchasers, bug reporters, open source contributors and financial supporters.
Thanks to all of you who have shared stories of joy when it works and frustration when it doesn’t!
Before switching to a donation based model, those who helped the project with lifetime licenses really helped keep the project alive. It kept keeping the plugin author sheltered and fed and every sale for a project like WP2Static gives a positive mental boost and further justifies spending time to develop the plugin and support the users.
Sometimes vague, sometimes meticulous, sometimes written in understandable nerd rage – don’t stop the bug reports coming! Some big fixes have come from user-reported issues, that then benefit large numbers of the user base. Heroes!
Open source contributors
WP2Static’s author, Leon Stafford, is an open source proponent and though challenging at times to sustain a project, nothing is as amazing as when someone freely contributes code or documentation to the project! We also try to contribute back funds to some of the underfunded open source projects that help drive WP2Static’s development.
Over the ~10 yrs of WP2Static, there have been many ad hoc donations and feature development sponsorships which have really helped the project.
Many thanks to the team at Snipcart, for creating an excellent e-commerce platform, perfect for static websites. They both provided an open source friendly fee structure for our own usage (it’s how we used to sell licenses on WP2Static.com) and made a financial contribution towards our 2020 development roadmap. We’ll be ensuring we get more documentation and tutorials including how to use Snipcart on WordPress sites as a way of reciprocating. Their team is full of great humans and we’ve been singing their praises for the last couple of years, so happy to be partnering up with them in 2020!
Big shout out to my friends at customer.io! I was lucky to join their team for some time in 2019, where they have many brilliant minds providing some killer marketing automation tools. Working there changed some of my opinions about SaaS and helped me simplify some WP2Static processes to be email driven. As a former employee, they’ve generously given me a lifetime subscription, which I use to help manage licenses for WP2Static along with any transactional/marketing emails.
If you’d like to become a financial supporter of the project or fast-track certain feature development, please contact us.
Even though WP2Static is a relatively small operation, Leon tries to give back something to the open source giants of whose shoulders we stand on.
Some donations we’ve made and hopefully you can offer them more:
- Derick Rethams Xdebug creator
- Jim Wigginton phpseclib creator
- Ondřej Mirtes PHPStan creator
- Roman Zolotarev Web dev teacher
- Bryan Steele OpenBSD contributor
- Reyk Floeter OpenBSD contributor
Who I’d like to help contribute something to in the future:
- Szepe Viktor Inspiring quality in software
- Bjørn Erik Pedersen Bjørand the other core Hugo devs helping this site be alive
And any other open source developers working on things I use in my own development or for WP2Static.