WP Hive Needs a New Owner (Found)

April 26th 2013 UPDATE: Thank you for reading the blog section on WP HIVE. This is just an update to let you know that in early 2013 WP HIVE found a new owner. It’s exciting to take over  a product you once used yourself and I feel very humble every time I think about the good vibe and community spirit that oozed from these pages only a couple of years ago. However, not all is lost – the legacy WP Hive plugin is no longer a necessity for multiple blog owners, and in the interim a lot of us had moved on anyway. But there is no need to let go of the community and the positive attitude that kept us going and innovating a few years ago. We are going to re-launch WP HIVE as Hybrid Integration for Value Extraction – a WordPress plugin that allows site owners to run affordable marketing automation in addition to their WP-based websites. You’re welcome to subscribe to our announcement list and watch this space – our official launch is only weeks away. Thank you for your continuous support! Enter your name and email address to subscribe Name: Email: Register for updates   ORIGINAL ENTRY: The time has come for me to say goodbye to the WP Hive project. As of February 1, 2011, I will no longer be supporting WP Hive. Why Goodbye? First and foremost is my time. I’ve been finding more and more lately that I just don’t have time to commit to supporting and building WP Hive the way it should be. I have also taken a great job at one of the best companies in the world which is is an excellent opportunity for me and I intend to put my best effort into it. Essentially, I am streamlining my focus to my [real] job and to my family. What does this mean for WP Hive? I would love for someone to take over WP Hive. It could be a great asset to an individual or company who is already providing WordPress Services. The website represents a superb medium to communicate and do business with a community of passionate WordPress administrators and users from around the world. If taking on the the WP Hive project is of interest to you, here are some recent statistics about the website that might excite you as well: 2200+ monthly visits by 1600+ unique visitors from 85 countries 3+ pageviews average per visitor 4+ minutes average visit time 420+ forum members 200+ opt-in email list Multiple paid subscribers Regular hot leads for WordPress development work Edit: I’ve posted this website on Flippa.com to facilitate the transfer. Click on the following badge for more details: What does this mean for PRO Subscribers? If an owner for this project cannot be found then: New subscriptions will not be offered after December 31, 2010. Existing subscriptions will not be auto-renewed after January 31, 2010. If you have an existing annual or lifetime subsciption and feel you deserve some credit, you may contact me via email for a pro-rated refund. However, if a suitable owner comes forward, then we would endeavor to transfer all the PRO Subscriptions as appropriate. How do I move my sites to WordPress Multisite? The WordPress codex contains a tutorial for migrating multiple sites into WordPress Multisite. One could also check out the articles that come up in the Google search. In Closing This project started as a simple idea for my own use and blossomed into something that has proved to be useful to countless WordPress users. I have been...

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V 0.6.1 Released

I am pleased to announce that WP Hive v 0.6.1 is now released. It is tagged as the latest version in the repository, so you can upgrade directly from the WordPress Admin Plugin Console. Please read the updated documentation, particularly if you are upgrading from v0.5.3 and are currently running subdirectory sites. Improvements: – Solid Support for Subdirectory Sites – Improved Admin Interface – Various fixes throughout Thanks for your continued support!

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Version 0.6.0 RC1

I am pleased to announce that WP Hive version 0.6.0 is now available as a release candidate. Download Here: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-hive.0.6.0.zip This version addresses: *    Fully compatible with WordPress v 3.0 *    Complete Support for Subdirectory Sites *    Premier Add-on now Available: Single Sign On Upgrade Instructions: Just overwrite the contents of /wp-content/plugins/wp-hive/ with the contents in the zip file. After the upgrade, you should re-save your permalinks on your root site (wp-admin -> settings -> permalinks) and then set the permissions on .htaccess to read-only (CHMOD 555), so that it doesn’t get re-written by any other site in the hive. Don’t forget to get your WP Hive Pro-Subscription now because it won’t stay at this price for much longer. If you have a pro subscription and would like the Single-Sign-On Add-on, please email me. Finally, please take a look at ikailo.com. I am offering my services and booking contracts for unique and interesting projects a couple of months in advance, so please let me know if you have an upcoming project that I could help...

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Sub-Directories and Single Sign-On

And now for some great news. Alex at Neatorama.com enlisted my help to customize and install WP Hive so that he can provide some niche and specialty blogs in addition to his main site. So, I created a new version of WP Hive that features fully-functioning Subdirectory Sites and Single-Sign-On across the sites in the Hive – read about it here. Neatorama’s first site using WP Hive is the Neatorama Spotlight, which quite frankly looks awesome. So, now I’m busy packaging up these new WP Hive features and merging in a a few more items currently being worked on. I’ll be releasing all of this as the next version of WP Hive, coming out in the near future. As previously mentioned, WP Hive’s licensing model will change with the next release.  Stay tuned to see how you can get in on the ground-floor and receive 50% off WP Hive Pro for life and help to fund this release, all future releases, support services, new add-ons, and much much...

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Upcoming Release

The next release for WP Hive is currently under development with a release date sighted for the near future. Core Improvements: *  Vastly improved Subdirectory sites, now using Apache’s Mod-Rewrite functionality. *  Option to use former redirect / cookie method for subdirectory sites (if Apache is not supported). *  API to facilitate development of Add-Ons *  Compatibility with some Database Caching plugins Premier Add-On Modules: * Quick Installer – Allows a new site to be set up with just a few clicks, or to copy an existing site. * Single Sign-On – Allows users to remain logged in when traversing sites in the Hive. * Unknown Root Redirector – Handles some unique subdirectory installs where a site is not installed in the root. With this release, there will be a *NEW* licensing model: *  The core features of WP Hive will remain available through the WordPress Plugin Repository. *  The Support Forums and the Premier Add-On Modules will be available through this site only with the purchase of a WP Hive Pro Subscription. There are more details to follow about the WP Hive Pro Subscription. Stay tuned to find out how you can get yours for less than half the regular...

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