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!
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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.
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
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.
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 blessed with it and am grateful to all the users who have supported me – many from day one. It is sad that I must part with it, but I do trust that it has been useful and I hope that somehow it will continue into the future.