HAPPY APRIL FOOLs DAY
Dear WPBeginner Users,
Uzzz Productions have been slammed with a major financial obstacle due to this recession. After having a group meeting with all WPBeginner editors, Uzzz Productions staff, and our financial manager, we have decided to pull the plug on this project. April will be the last month, you will see new articles on WPBeginner, and this will be the last month that we will provide our Free WordPress Blog Setup service. We will continue to provide support on all previous articles until the end of April, 2010. After April, all old articles will stay alive as a database for others to use, but we will not provide any more support or new content.
This was a tough decision, but after analyzing our profit/loss report, it seems that WPBeginner is taking up more time than we can spend. We have been providing free support for every user that emails us. While that was an ideal goal to make things free, it was not sustainable.
We are giving ourselves more time to figure out a better solution by delaying the kill date to April 30, 2010. During this time, all options will be considered including selling the site, or putting more adverts on the site. If this trouble continues, then we will have to do the unthinkable (Shutdown this site).
How you can save WPBeginner?
Recommend your friends to our site, so we can have higher traffic. This will convince advertisers to advertise on our site.
You can join our Twitter community and our Facebook community. Sharing our articles in social media networks will bring more exposure to WPBeginner, which will help us get more advertisers.
Buy Products from one of our partners using our link (who will then pay us a commission which will certainly help a lot). These products will also help you in blogging, so it is a win win situation.
– Market Me Tweet
– Gravity Forms
– Studiopress Themes
– Digging Into WordPress – eBook
– Almighty Thesis Theme
Last but definitely not least, you can make a generous donation (every penny counts) to subsidize our operating cost.
WPBeginner Editorial Staff (Syed, Amanda, Zain, Muhammad, and David)
Was that convincing enough?? Nah guys, we are always here. This is an April Fools Post. Don’t want to get you guys pissed thinking that we manipulate April Fools Day for money. Although all your donations and support is still welcomed
haha Good one.. It was a great post but the very first heading ‘April Fools Day’ explained it all.. Very well written and yeah, It was a Win Win situation but for you !
Nick Tart says
Well played, Syed! Well played.
Antonio Fernandes says
Thank god i read the whole thing lol, lol, lol. Would be a shame to lose you guys WpBeginner is a force in the wp world.
Kevin Muldoon says
I was taken in for the first minute or so, before I remembered the date!
Alex Panait says
Nice joke Syed
ahahah gud one
dont read the post again, but the last paragraph. happy april fool!!
Good way of taking advantage of April fools day. By the way I am going to try this in my blog next year
Guys you got me on this one.
April Fools will get you donations! =)) NICE!
All I can and will say is, READ the post again.
This is sad to hear, it would be terrible to lose such a great resource.
I am kinda strapped, but will do do what I can to spread the love and hopefully send some moolah your way to help out.
Keep the faith boys & girls, something good will happen – you watch!
Harsh Agrawal says
Bronson you got to read this post again