WordPress plugin Startup from 0 to 10K+ installs

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-large is-resized”><img src=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/103981138_943141176127223_8043569578463557194_n-1024×576.png” alt=”” class=”wp-image-19712″ width=”1024″ height=”576″/></figure> <b>Never miss us again &gt;&gt;&gt;&nbsp;</b> &nbsp; <a target=”_blank” href=”https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&amp;tmeid=NTE5aXRvc2JzbnZzdWF0MWFwczRjcnBrbmhfMjAyMDA3MTRUMTMwMDAwWiBla2dqc3JobGxnY29yNTdzMHR1OG90Z2U1a0Bn&amp;tmsrc=ekgjsrhllgcor57s0tu8otge5k%40group.calendar.google.com&amp;scp=ALL” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img border=”0″ src=”https://www.google.com/calendar/images/ext/gc_button1_en.gif”></a> <h2 class=”wp-block-heading”>All episodes are available <a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlToxEdIxdxOWeU9Ua_vt00aWAulkCc1N” target=”_blank”>on YouTube</a>, and here are the written recaps:</h2> <div class=”wp-block-query is-layout-flow wp-block-query-is-layout-flow”><ul class=”wp-block-post-template is-layout-flow wp-block-post-template-is-layout-flow”><li class=”wp-block-post post-20583 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/documentation-to-get-new-customers/” target=”_blank” >WordPress plugin documentation as a way of getting new customers [Episode 6]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-07-21T18:04:00+00:00″>July 21, 2020</time></div> </li><li class=”wp-block-post post-20493 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/making-documentation-for-plugin/” target=”_blank” >Making documentation for WordPress plugin [Episode 5]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-07-14T20:32:12+00:00″>July 14, 2020</time></div> </li><li class=”wp-block-post post-20460 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/documentation-for-WordPress-plugin/” target=”_blank” >Documentation for WordPress Plugin [Episode 4]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-07-07T18:03:00+00:00″>July 7, 2020</time></div> </li><li class=”wp-block-post post-20113 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/WordPress-plugin-roadmap-and-development-plan/” target=”_blank” >WordPress Plugin Roadmap and development planning [Episode 3]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-06-30T17:12:00+00:00″>June 30, 2020</time></div> </li><li class=”wp-block-post post-20079 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/feedback-for-WordPress-plugin/” target=”_blank” >Feedback collection for WordPress plugin [Episode 2]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-06-23T20:22:16+00:00″>June 23, 2020</time></div> </li><li class=”wp-block-post post-20623 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-writing tag-0to10k”> <h3 class=”wp-block-post-title has-medium-font-size”><a href=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/lean-canvas-for-wordpress-plugin-episode-1/” target=”_blank” >Lean Canvas for WordPress Plugin [Episode 1]</a></h3> <div class=”wp-block-post-date”><time datetime=”2020-06-18T17:24:00+00:00″>June 18, 2020</time></div> </li></ul> </div> <div style=”height:74px” aria-hidden=”true” class=”wp-block-spacer”></div> <h2 class=”wp-block-heading”>Look what other people say about it:</h2> <figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img src=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/image-45.png” alt=”” class=”wp-image-20486″/></figure> <figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img src=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/image-46.png” alt=”” class=”wp-image-20489″/></figure> <figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img src=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/image-47.png” alt=”” class=”wp-image-20490″/></figure> <figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img src=”https://sabrinazeidan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/image-51.png” alt=”” class=”wp-image-20555″/></figure> <div style=”height:79px” aria-hidden=”true” class=”wp-block-spacer”></div> <p>This is a mini-series I am creating with Nathan Wrigley.</p> <p><strong>Under this promising title you might expect someone to teach you how to grow a WordPress plugin from 0 to 10K+ installs, right? </strong> </p> <p>But the thing is, I have no idea how to do that!</p> <p>I have built a plugin, and it&#8217;s useful for me&#8230; and I believe that it can be useful for other people as well. </p> <p>But how would they even know it exists? </p> <p>I don&#8217;t know! But I&#8217;m gonna figure this out!</p> <p><strong>Each week</strong>:</p> <ul> <li>I will pick a specific topic, for example, how to promote a plugin in the WordPress repository, how to decide what features are worth implementing, how to use guest posts to promote your plugin etc.</li> <li>I will do a research to find out what worked for others before</li> <li>I will share my findings on the show </li> <li>and I will ask other WordPressers to share their thoughts on the matter. So if you have any experience with building, launching and promoting WordPress plugins, <strong>I would love you to join</strong>!</li> </ul> <p><strong>During the following week:</strong></p> <p>I will be implementing some of the techniques we discussed.</p> <p><strong>And in the next episode:</strong></p> <p>I will share the results, what I did, and how it worked.</p> <p><strong>It&#8217;s like Survivor TV Show! </strong></p> <p>Just without the Mud Run and romantic night beach&nbsp;scenes 🙂 But hey! Here is a video of me climbing rocks:</p> <figure class=”wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-block-embed-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio”><div class=”wp-block-embed__wrapper”> <iframe title=”WordPress Plugin Startup Survivor” width=”500″ height=”281″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/gq4guWccrL0?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share” referrerpolicy=”strict-origin-when-cross-origin” allowfullscreen></iframe> </div></figure> <p><strong>I&#8217;m gonna climb my WordPress plugin statistics rock instead!</strong></p> <h2 class=”wp-block-heading”>Wanna join me?</h2> <p>My friend Nathan Wrigley (you probably know him from his WP Builds <a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://wpbuilds.com” target=”_blank”>podcast</a>) was so kind to agree to host this show.</p> <p><strong>So it&#8217;s going to go live in <a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpbuilds/” target=”_blank”>WP Builds</a> Facebook group starting from 16 June 2020.</strong></p> <p>It&#8217;s a private group, so you need to join it first. After this, you&#8217;ll be able to watch us live every Tuesday, and participate in a live conversation. </p> <p>If you happen to not have a Facebook account you can watch live <a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://wpbuilds.com/live” target=”_blank”>here</a>, but you won&#8217;t be notified when we&#8217;re going live and won&#8217;t be able to participate in the conversation&#8230; unfortunately.</p> <p><strong>You&#8217;re welcome to join us</strong> if you have a plugin, and would like to discover ways to grow an audience. Or maybe you already have been there before and know the pitfalls that we don&#8217;t — then you are very, very, very welcome to join and share your experience!</p> <b>Never miss us again &gt;&gt;&gt;&nbsp;</b> &nbsp; <a target=”_blank” href=”https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&amp;tmeid=NTE5aXRvc2JzbnZzdWF0MWFwczRjcnBrbmhfMjAyMDA3MTRUMTMwMDAwWiBla2dqc3JobGxnY29yNTdzMHR1OG90Z2U1a0Bn&amp;tmsrc=ekgjsrhllgcor57s0tu8otge5k%40group.calendar.google.com&amp;scp=ALL” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img border=”0″ src=”https://www.google.com/calendar/images/ext/gc_button1_en.gif”></a> <h2 class=”wp-block-heading”>Why I am doing this?</h2> <p><strong>Reason #1</strong></p> <p>So many good things have happened to me since I became a part of the WordPress community: travels, friends, advice, collaborations etc. And I thought <strong>if there is any place I could get the best piece of advice about launching, improving, and growing my WordPress plugin, it&#8217;s the WordPress community</strong>!</p> <p><strong>Reason #2</strong></p> <p>Also, I&#8217;m not very organized, and usually get things done at the last minute if ever.<br>But the funny thing is that a lot of people who worked with me told me that they were impressed how organized I am.</p> <p>There is no contradiction here, actually. I can postpone things forever, and postpone them again. But if I made a promise to another person, and I know they are counting on me, I&#8217;ll be there no matter what. </p> <p><strong>Commitment to another person is a huge motivational factor for me</strong>. Actually, this plugin was created after I announced on one of the meetups I will do it before the next one! Otherwise, I still wouldn&#8217;t have found time for it, I reckon.</p> <p>So the commitment to appear on the show next Tuesday and report the result means I gotta do something before Tuesday, actually!</p> <p><strong>Reason #3</strong></p> <p><strong>I think it will be fun!</strong></p> <figure class=”wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-plugin-directory wp-block-embed-plugin-directory”><div class=”wp-block-embed__wrapper”> <blockquote class=”wp-embedded-content” data-secret=”V7pkJccixr”><a href=”https://wordpress.org/plugins/speedguard/”>Site Speed Test &#8211; SpeedGuard</a></blockquote><iframe class=”wp-embedded-content” sandbox=”allow-scripts” security=”restricted” style=”position: absolute; clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);” title=”&#8220;Site Speed Test &#8211; SpeedGuard&#8221; &#8212; Plugin Directory” src=”https://wordpress.org/plugins/speedguard/embed/#?secret=oZ8GzBqoCr#?secret=V7pkJccixr” data-secret=”V7pkJccixr” width=”500″ height=”282″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe> </div></figure> <p></p>