First of all, I have had an overwhelming response to the plugin and I am so glad that people are using it and enjoying it. One of the most frequently asked questions I am getting is when Pro is coming out. So I wanted to break things down just a little and also get your feedback.
How ReciPress is Made
ReciPress is a plugin developed by me, Tammy Hart, completely 100% … no one else, it’s just me, folks. WordPress is an amazing publishing platform with a community made up of thousands of developers, hundreds of contributors and a handful of core committers. While I would love to have that kind of help in development, and I do hope to be able to expand into a team sometime in the future, right now, I’m all you got. And lest you think I’m complaining, I’m not, I just want to be clear.
As an individual, I have a full time job as well as a bit of side work here and there and speakings gigs that I do. I’m also a wife and mother. Needless to say, I’m a busy gal.
While I have absolutely loved pouring my heart and soul into what ReciPress is so far, I’ll admit that I was more than unprepared for such a demanding audience. I’m absolutely flattered and I want to meet all of your demands because I love what I do, and I love that it is appreciated.
Originally, I had planned to have Pro ready by the end of this month just in time for my presentation at Food Blog South this coming weekend. But then the holidays happened, illness hit my family, and life in general got in the way. Regretfully, I’ve not even been able to start on the new features and they are still stuck in my head and in notes. But please don’t lose faith in me… I’m not giving up!
Also originally, I had planned on releasing the plugin for sale on CodeCanyon.com. This was to cut out a lot of the marketing and eCommerce hassle of selling the plugin. But now I’m thinking of deterring from that plan. The reason is that CodeCanyon works hard to maintain a vibrant, feature-rich offering and are therefore very picky and stringent about accepting plugins for sale. It’s not that ReciPress doesn’t offer a lot of features, but now I’m thinking I might release those features in phases. This way, the most anticipated features are available to you as soon as possible, rather than waiting for the entire plugin to be finished and polished.
This will take a bit of a time and monetary investment for me to get things set up here to sell the plugin, but hopefully should be better for getting ReciPress Pro to the public sooner rather than later.
This is where you chime in. I want to try to release a minimum of two features at a time. As a customer, you would be able to upgrade without paying again to receive new features as they are released. The process would work pretty much the same way it does now with ReciPress free. So the question is, what order should these features come in?
Use the poll below to select two of the features you want to see the most. Be sure to visit the features page for more information. If you don’t see a feature you want, please leave a comment and as similar ideas accumulate, I’ll add them to the poll.
I also know that there are a few issues with ReciPress.com that need to be addressed, mainly the support forums. I am trying to get back to those as soon as I’m able as well. I appreciate your patience.