Author: Jon

Linux Journal: Display Resolution Woes… Resolved?

In our last update we followed our hero as he dove back into Linux once again in pursuit of some sort of tradition in computing. Back to basics, stepping away from the overt overrun every single tech company seems to gun for. As a refresher, I’m using a Framework 13 AMD Ryzen 7040 and it’s […]

Posted: March 19, 2024

I’ve been trying to use Linux, but…

The first time I tried to use Linux was before the year 2000. I was gravitationally drawn to Linux because of the movie Hackers. I had saved up enough money to buy a laptop of some sort (a Compaq if I’m not mistaken) and stumbled somehow upon Linux by way of Linux-Mandrake. If memory serves, […]

Posted: February 15, 2024

Rethinking WordPress Product Pricing Models

I just fully rebuilt and relaunched OrganizeWP. I’m experimenting with the pricing model; licenses for updates and support will be sold for each major version, and they don’t expire. I’ve got some (many) thoughts on pricing WordPress products and (as I’ve come to accept as typical for me) my thoughts go against the grain a […]

Posted: August 11, 2022

I Sold SearchWP to Awesome Motive

Today’s a big day! I’m excited to announce that I have sold SearchWP to Awesome Motive! Summary: SearchWP is in good hands going forward. I’m going to work on new projects & write about it along the way. Sign up for my email list on my site to keep up to date (and so I […]

Posted: July 07, 2021

CMS Tree Page View has been adopted — by me!

I’ve been a part of the WordPress ecosystem for a long time now. Such a long time in fact, it’s been the platform upon which I’ve built my livelihood. That’s come in many forms: consulting, custom development, and products like SearchWP. I got started wedging my way into the WordPress world primarily by blogging what […]

Posted: July 21, 2020

Customer Driven Marketing

I’ve been working on SearchWP 4 for the past few months. It’s so close to being done. That means I’m spending time these days working on all of the content updates that have to happen on the website to reflect the changes. This process has allowed me to regroup on the site. A full redesign […]

Posted: May 13, 2020

Product Rescue: Improving Site Copy

When trying to market something I quickly hit a familiar question: Does the potential success of conversions outweigh the need to get more visits? I’m not sure if that question is clear so I’ll try again: Is the promotional material (in this case a website) set up to convert well? Does that even matter if […]

Posted: October 23, 2019

Product Rescue: Evaluating the Landscape

About a year ago I launched a new product: OrganizeWP — this particular product has been one in the making for a long time prior, and even has an initial concept on the .org repo initially posted back in 2012! The original build of that plugin, and the inspiration behind OrganizeWP can be found in […]

Posted: October 18, 2019

Simple Product Revenue Forecast Spreadsheet

If you’re selling a product it’s important to be mindful of your financial situation. Whether that be to handle payroll, marketing costs, or building up an emergency fund, having a pulse on cash flow will help you to make more informed (read: better) decisions over time. There are a ton of tools out there, some […]

Posted: September 17, 2019

Livewire has kinda blown my mind

Right now I’m spending quite a bit of time researching and learning Laravel. It’s been a long process and I’ve yet to really dive in deep and build anything worthwhile, but it feels like that’s finally happening for me. Part of my process has been to research the community, which I’m finding quite refreshing. There’s […]

Posted: June 05, 2019