The new tool will be available to everyone who has a stand-alone WordPress site (paid) but also to CMSs that use the Jetpack tools a multi-plugin of the company.
The truth is that with blogging you can hardly make money especially if you don't have what it takes traffic.
"Especially a small publisher, or a small business, for the prospect of viability, subscriptions will be a key element in generating revenue from your site in 2019", he says Mark Armstrong, founder of Longreads and author of Automattic (parent company of WordPress). The idea is to create something simple that could be integrated relatively easily, so that the pages can immediately start generating revenue from their visitors. ”
Armstrong said an early version of the product was originally tested on Longreads.
"We had a lot comments like feedback," Armstrong said.
"We have had memberships and subscriptions to Longreads since 2011. So we have about eight years of experience working with members and subscriptions."
The specific product, however, is that it has a double functionalτητα – όπως, για παράδειγμα, ένα plug and-in PayPal on WordPress allows creators to accept payments and build communities in an easy way. It is not a competitor of the Patreon service.
Or perhaps to put it better, Armstrong doesn't see it as competitive.
“I think we are all supporters of all the other products that are in the ecosystem of WordPress. Patreon, Memberful, and WooCommerce, which are part of our own company, will also be able to have a subscription plugin.”
These products will cater to a slightly different need and will be available on all blogs that use WordPress - not just the paid ones.
Armstrong mentions that WordPress' new recurring payments feature will work very well for local sites trying to start one program income holdings or maybe a podcaster.
"Recurring payments are crucial for any small business. And that's something all our users want. "
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