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The Cost of Startup Maintenance: WPZOOM’s Monthly Costs

Written by Alex Denning on in News 5 comments
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The awesome thing about being a startup which sells digital products, as WPZOOM does, is that it’s possible to work as a distributed team all over the world, taking advantage of some awesome tools.

Chris Coyier started the ball rolling back in October last year, with a list of all the “web developer-y services” he pays money for every month. I’ve done the same, and with Pavel’s help, this is a list of all the web services that WPZOOM pays for every month.

This doesn’t include things like salaries or office costs; it’s just web services we pay for. Intrigued? Here goes!


Hosting

VPS Hosting – $149.95/month

This is the obvious one to get started with: our VPS hosting which keeps the whole site online. With hosting you really do get what you pay for, so for us it’s worth paying for quality hosting.

Vimeo Plus – $59.95/year

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Vimeo Plus is the upgrade to the standard Vimeo account, allowing Unlimited HD videos, HD embeds and customisation of the Vimeo Player. It’s a solid, professional service and we use it for embedding our video tutorials onto our documentation pages.

There are notable free alternatives here — specifically, YouTube — but the Vimeo player just gets out the way and lets you the content, and it’s worth paying for that experience.
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Meet our new Support Center

Written by Pavel Ciorici on in News 3 comments

People don’t like documentation, they just want the information as quickly as possible and with as little hassle as possible. If people can’t find the information they want immediately, they’ll just ask in the support forum.

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In order to provide people with relevant information in an easily-usable way and maybe cut down on support requests, we have decided to improve our Support Center. The new design for the support section we’ve been working on goes a long way to achieving this, but it also required a lot of new content to populate it.

Fulfilling the gaps

It’s no secret that our previous support section included only theme documentation and support forum. So the first thing we did was to identify what else is missing and what additions would be most useful for our users. Are the majority of users beginners who need to know basics such as installation, theme options panel setup? Or – are people looking for more advanced info, such as customization?
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WPZOOM Christmas & New Year 2013 Special!

Written by Pavel Ciorici on in News 19 comments

It’s almost Christmas and we are happy to announce our last special offer for 2012!
From now until January 3rd, 2013 we have a special offer on all of our products and subscriptions.

Here are the deals that you can benefit from:

  • 33% off on all our WordPress Themes and on the sign-up fee for our Club Subscriptions which will give you access to all our 50+ themes (normally $199, now $133)!
  • 3-for-1 on all our Standard WordPress Themes (normally 2 for 1 for $69, now $46)!
  • 4-for-1 on all our Developer WordPress Themes (normally 3 for 1 for $149, now $99)!

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Christmas Giveaway: 10 WPZOOM Themes

Written by Pavel Ciorici on in News 115 comments

Just a couple of days keep us away from the moment when Santa will start knocking on our doors, and we decided this year to help him out here at WPZOOM, and give you the chance to win a Premium Theme from our collection. Continue Reading

Momentum: a responsive starter theme for any news website

Written by Dumitru Brinzan on in News 2 comments

We are very excited about the release of our second theme for the month of November: Momentum, a responsive, starter theme with 3 built-in theme styles, excellent for any project you might be working on.

Momentum Theme
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