Week two, how did it do?
Hey, that rhymed, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it. Well, it’s week two of the Unofficial WordPress directory, and again it’s been an awesome turnout, I knew there wouldn’t be as many submissions as the first week.
I still had some, though, which tells me people believe in the project, and that is music to my ears. I’ve had conversations with developers and business owners, some lovely DMs via Twitter and great email conversations.
Got a mention in the following newsletters:
Huge thank you to the above, I’ve got to name names, so here goes, mad thanks to Davinder, Simon and Anh, you guys literally made my day(s)!
Web traffic via Fathom Analytics
Traffic wise? Well, I did get a bunch, of visits, see below for a screenshot, bearing in mind I launched on the 20th of June:
I’m bewildered by it, but I’m more excited than ever and this just goes to show, the WordPress directory has real legs, people are looking for something different when looking for WordPress products!
New products added to the WordPress directory
So what was added this week? Well, we’ve got 6 products on offer, one of them totally brand new, and a couple of freebies in the mix, rather than me blather on, take a look at what’s on offer below.
QuotesDLX is an easy-to-use blockquote block with support for themes, social networks, and user interaction.
Freesoul Deactivate Plugins
Load your plugins only where you really need them, not everywhere. Most of them slow down the page loading even where they don’t do anything useful. Consume what you really use, not more. Solve conflicts between the plugins, and debug by deactivating them in preview mode, without showing a broken website to the rest of the world.
Specific Content For Mobile
A plugin to create specific content of pages and posts for the mobile version. Customize and clean the mobile version without redirection.
WP Livestream automatically embeds your livestream on your WordPress website. Customize what is shown to your visitors when you are offline and alert them when you go live with site-wide notifications. Say goodbye to copying/pasting embed codes and outdated content!
A plugin that allows you to easily create stunning galleries on WordPress. It’s intuitive to use and there are a range of templates, customizations and advanced features available.
Stackable is the all-in-one solution for creating stunning websites with the WordPress Editor. Have the confidence to easily design the fastest websites using a new page building experience for WordPress.
Thoughts on progress
Deep down, I knew I wouldn’t have as many submissions as the first launch week. Not for want of trying, but I am working on pushing the directory as much as possible, and getting it under people’s noses.
Like I said earlier, I’m not disheartened, I’m incredibly enthusiastic about the directory, and putting everything I can muster into it.
I’ve still got lots to do, but as I said to someone on Twitter yesterday, I haven’t had this much fun in ages, and long may it continue.
Want to submit your product?
If you’d like to get involved, I’d be happy to have you! Till next time, see you around!