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7 min read Brian Jackson
Community | kinsta.com | 2 days ago

Interview with Adrian Spiac, Co-founder of Cozmoslabs

From 4-day workweeks, fishing tournaments, to building a successful WordPress company! Check out this interview with Adrian Spiac, co-founder of Cozmoslabs.

Interview with Adrian Spiac, Co-founder of Cozmoslabs

Community | kinsta.com | 2 days ago

Adrian Spiac is the co-founder of Cozmoslabs, a WordPress company that focuses on delivering premium WordPress plugins you can rely on. These include Profile Builder, Paid Membership Subscriptions, and their newest success: TranslatePress. Their plugins are well supported, maintained, and used on over 100,000 WordPress sites around the globe. You can find Adrian on Twitter or LinkedIn. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.
Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?
I graduated from Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, specializing in Multimedia. An analytical person at heart, I started writing code in 9th grade and quickly fell in love with it.
Unlike other hosting providers, Kinsta doesn't have level 1 or level 2 support reps. Our entire support team is made up of highly-skilled WordPress developers and Linux engineers, available 24x7 to help!
My WordPress journey began around 10 years ago when I teamed up with Cristian and decided to start a web development agency. Due to its simplicity, WordPress became our main focus quickly. The things we learned were shared on our Cozmoslabs blog, which eventually

In a Sea of WWW, How to Make Your Website Stand Out

The internet is its own universe. With over one billion websites in the world, it's vital to know how to make your website stand out from the crowd.

In a Sea of WWW, How to Make Your Website Stand Out

You know the importance of having a website to represent yourself or your brand. You can establish your voice in your industry through your website’s blog, and you can even connect with your individual readers in the comments section.
All of this, you know. What you’re not quite as sure of? How to make your website stand out.
Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place.
Keep on reading this post to get access to all the tips and tricks you need when it comes to creating a unique website design.
1. Speed Matters Most
The amount of time, money, and mental effort that you put into learning how to make your website stand out won’t matter at all if no one can access it quickly.
Before you start coming up with templates, designing your homepage, and debating the merits of one font over another? You first need to do everything you can to make sure that your website loads as quickly as possible.
In today’s world of instant gratification, the average website visitor expects your website to completely load in three seconds or under.
So, what can you do to meet those expectations?
First of all, get rid of any pop-up ads and autoplay video options. They’re

23 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

WordPress GDPR Compliance - Everything You Need to Know

Does GDPR impact you? What do you need to do for GDPR compliance? This guide is for you.

WordPress GDPR Compliance - Everything You Need to Know

Community | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

You might have heard of the term “GDPR” being discussed around the web. It’s still a pretty hot topic, especially with all that is going on with data breaches and security in the news. To put it simply, GDPR is a privacy law designed to give citizens back control of their personal data. Hands down, GDPR is impacting how the entire internet deals with data. The scary part is that the deadline was last year (May 25th, 2018) and many questions regarding GDPR are still plaguing people: What exactly is GDPR? In layman’s terms.
Does GDPR impact me?
What do I need to do for GDPR compliance?
Many have a tendency to put off what they don’t understand. Taxes are a good example. For a lot of us, GDPR has simply been a lower priority on our checklists. But the GDPR deadline has come and gone and you really should take a few moments and determine whether or not you need to make changes to the way your business and or website operates. If you don’t there could be hefty fines involved.
Don’t worry, we’ll try and explain everything you need to know about GDPR below, as well what you can do to prepare. But we aren’t lawyers, so we’ll try not

18 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 2 days ago

What to Do with A Dying WordPress Plugin or Theme? Ways to Revive or Repurpose It

If you have a dying WordPress plugin or theme, there are some great ways to revive it and make it relevant for the community again.

What to Do with A Dying WordPress Plugin or Theme? Ways to Revive or Repurpose It

Community | freemius.com | 2 days ago

For a variety of possible reasons, if you’re a WordPress plugin or theme owner, you may find yourself in a situation where your product is slowly dying out (or can pretty much be declared dead already). With the number of abandoned plugins and themes, we all know that dying products are a rather common sight in the WordPress ecosystem. If this has happened to your product, or if you fear that someday it might, then read this article, in which I’ll provide you with several salvation options that can help either revive or repurpose your dying product and help it continue to bring value to you and to other people. As a side note, I realize this title may unintentionally be misleading for some people, so for those of you who were searching for a solution to a situation where a WordPress plugin or theme breaks your WordPress website – it appears you came to the wrong place

Community | indiehackers.com | 2 days ago

Pausing Freelance Work to Build a $20k/mo WordPress Plugin

Puneet Sahalot on building a sustainable WordPress plugin business. He put his savings to start his agency, IdeaBox Creations.

10 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | wpexplorer.com | 3 days ago

TranslatePress WordPress Translation Plugin Guide

A guide covering how to use TranslatePress to offer your content and products in multiple languages.

TranslatePress WordPress Translation Plugin Guide

Plugins | wpexplorer.com | 3 days ago

I think you will agree with me when I say creating a multilingual website is no easy task. Especially for a beginner. Which translation plugin do you choose? Do you translate your website manually or automatically? Do you hire a professional translator? Does translating your website affect your SEO rankings?
All these (and more) are pertinent questions to ask yourself as far as translating your WordPress website goes.
Turns out you can easily translate your WordPress website into more than 200 languages using the TranslatePress plugin.
And in this guide, we show you exactly how to install and translate your website with one of the best WordPress translation plugins of 2019 and beyond.
Read on to learn how you can use the TranslatePress WordPress plugin to offer your content and products to visitors from all over the world without breaking a sweat.
What is TranslatePress?
Before we get lost in the impressive suite of features, let us first learn more about this multilingual WordPress plugin.
What is TranslatePress? TranslatePress is a nifty WordPress translation plugin handcrafted by the same awesome guys who brought you Cozmoslabs. It is loaded to the brim with all the features you

1 min read Joe Casabona
Plugins | howibuilt.it | 3 days ago

James Kemp and Iconic - How I Built It

James Kemp of Iconic comes by the podcast and offers some great advice on vetting ideas and selling WooCommerce extensions.

James Kemp and Iconic - How I Built It

Plugins | howibuilt.it | 3 days ago

Sponsored by: James Kemp is the founder and lead developer of Iconic, a popular WooCommerce extension shop. James has managed to do well in an increasingly saturated space. His approach to solving problems and determining if there’s a market for his new ideas is an interesting one. He offers lots of great advice on everything from research to development, and launching.
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained (CGP Grey)

8 min read Weglot
Development | blog.weglot.com | 7 days ago

How to prepare your WordPress plugin for a critical update

Updating a plugin can quickly become a nightmare for both the users and developers. Discover how we proceeded to make a smooth transition from Weglot v1 to v2.

How to prepare your WordPress plugin for a critical update

Development | blog.weglot.com | 7 days ago

Why did we need a new version? Before explaining how we proceeded with a new version, it’s important to understand “why” we had to make a new version of Weglot. The main reasons were to improve the “adaptability” of our plugin and to reduce our technical debt.
An increasingly long and difficult support
The first version of Weglot did not contain any WordPress filters or actions: the so-called hooks. It was thus very difficult to change the default behavior of our plugin and adapt it to specific customer needs. We had to provide custom patches to our customers while taking into account the changes for our next updates. It was quite tedious and delicate. The more customers we had, the longer the technical support was. Of course, we could have simply added some filters and actions as we went along, but we were faced with other problems.
A growing technical debt
Here is the quality score of the Weglot WordPress plugin code at the time of the last update of version 1 (v1.13.1): 6.53 / 10
Generally speaking, we can’t say that it’s a terrible score but it’s clearly not great either. The mediocre score was partly due to some of the dependencies

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | youtube.com | 3 days ago

How Discovering WordPress Changed my Young Career

In this episode of my YouTube mini-series, I share how I discovere WordPress, and how it changed my business and my future.

How Discovering WordPress Changed my Young Career

Community | youtube.com | 3 days ago

Discovering WordPress all the way back in 2004 was a turning point in my young career. Here's how it came about.

Business | richtabor.com | 17 days ago

GoDaddy Acquires CoBlocks, ThemeBeans and Block Gallery — Rich Tabor

Congratulations to Rich Tabor and crew. GoDaddy has proved a pretty good steward of its acquisitions so far. I suspect we'll see more larger companies snapping up block collections.

GoDaddy Acquires CoBlocks, ThemeBeans and Block Gallery — Rich Tabor

Business | richtabor.com | 17 days ago

I’ve made a number of things as a WordPress “maker” — most notably ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, and Block Gallery. My mission and clear focus through building products has always been to deliver a phenomenal WordPress experience. It’s the foundation upon which my career is built. And while it’s been a fantastic experience so far, it almost feels like I’m just getting started — in such a good way.
A few months ago, GoDaddy approached me with an idea to build the next wave of WordPress innovation together. After getting to know the WordPress leadership at GoDaddy, I could feel the universal passion that every person I met shared for WordPress — and even more so for the folks who rely on WordPress every single day. That’s right up my ally, and something I could definitely get behind.
Today, I am thrilled to announce that CoBlocks, ThemeBeans, and Block Gallery have been acquired by GoDaddy, and I will be joining the team as the Senior Product Manager of WordPress Experience. Together, we’ll make a real difference on how millions of folks use WordPress everyday on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress platform and beyond.
Read the full

21 min read Danial Wilson

25 Free Ways To Promote Your Blog (Get Guaranteed Traffic)

So you have an awesome blog? Promote your blog in these 25 free places after your hit publish! Explode your blog traffic in 2019.

25 Free Ways To Promote Your Blog (Get Guaranteed Traffic)

Have you been blogging but not able to get the desired traffic? There could be many reasons for that, but the most prominent reason for it is no proper promotion or weak marketing. Writing a blog simply isn’t enough, with the exponential growth of many blogs over time these days. No matter how strong is the content, there need some strong means to promote the same and take it to the right audience.
Often bloggers do not understand the value of promotion and what magic it can do to your blog’s traffic. I agree, quality is important but what’s the point if the targeted user is not able to get to your blog and not able to read your impeccable piece of content? So, I hope you understand how important it is to market your blog.
Now, often people have this misconception that you need to pay loads of sums to market your blog. You know since there is AdSense and what not. But this is not true at all.
In fact, there are dozens of ways by which you can promote your blog for free!
Yes, you read that right. And since this is something many people struggle with, I am going to make it list down top 25 ways by which you can promote your blog for free.
So without any further ado,

30 min read Brian Jackson
Business | kinsta.com | 7 days ago

Why Trying to Be a Sysadmin to Save $20/Month Is a Bad Idea

So you want to be a sysadmin and manage your own servers and WordPress sites? Check out why this usually is a bad idea and could cost you more time and money in the long run.

Why Trying to Be a Sysadmin to Save $20/Month Is a Bad Idea

Business | kinsta.com | 7 days ago

Time and time again we see users on forums and social media complaining that managed WordPress hosting is a big waste of money. Their reason? It’s much better to manage your own server. Unfortunately, they never mention what all this actually entails. To a casual WordPress user, this can definitely give the wrong impression. It sounds easy and cheap, but the end result is you’ll probably end up spending a lot more time and money than you think. You’re probably thinking, “you guys are a managed WordPress hosting company, so aren’t you a little biased?” Perhaps, but we also have the advantage of seeing the perspective of both sides. We have sysadmins on the Kinsta team that manage all of our own servers for clients, and therefore, we know what it takes to do this properly and why for most of you, being a sysadmin is actually a bad idea. In fact, in some scenarios, it can be a downright nightmare. Being a sysadmin takes a lot of patience, skill, and you have to really enjoy fixing things that break!
Besides our own team, we also get to see all the feedback from clients who have previously tried to manage everything themselves. Once they arrive at a managed

5 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 15 days ago

Going to your First WordCamp? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Our resident WordCamp expert shares tips and advice on making the most of your first WordCamp experience.

Going to your First WordCamp? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Community | webdevstudios.com | 15 days ago

So, you’ve decided to attend your first WordCamp—a nonprofit, volunteer-organized conference about WordPress and related topics. That’s great! WordCamps are excellent places to learn a new skill, get up-to-date on design trends, meet potential clients and partners, and geek out about WordPress in general. Having attended countless WordCamps across North America, here are my top tips on how to maximize your WordCamp experience.
A laptop is *optional*
It may not be apparent, considering this is a conference about technology, but unless you are planning on using your laptop to actively debug or work on your website, such as at the Happiness Bar, or participate in a live workshop, consider leaving your laptop at home. It’s widely accepted that written notes result in higher comprehension levels than typed notes; some sponsors even give away notebooks and pens to use. Leaving your laptop at home means one less thing to carry around and think about all day. As a presenter, I’ll often take a minute to store my laptop back in my room for just this reason.
A post shared by Meagan Hanes (@mhanes) on May 27, 2017 at 6:16am PDT
Browse the schedule in advance
WordCamps

Community | firstsiteguide.com | 7 days ago

Learn How to Reset a WordPress Website

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to restart your WordPress site? Learn how to do that in once click of a button.

Learn How to Reset a WordPress Website

Community | firstsiteguide.com | 7 days ago

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to start over your WordPress site? Although WordPress allows everyone to easily start a blog, creating that perfect site you have been dreaming of isn’t so straightforward as you may have imagined. You will have to spend some time messing around with WordPress until you really get to understand how it behaves. That means you will wander around settings until you find everything you wanted to modify to your likings. No matter how careful you are, sooner or later you will make a mistake.
Also, while developing that perfect site, you will have to try on different themes until you get the one you were looking for. And because there are tens of thousands of different plugins, you will probably want to install two or three of the same functionality before you decide on the one you will use in the following months and years.
And if you’re just starting out, after a couple of hours or days of trying different things on WordPress, you might realize that you need to start over. So, how do you reset your WordPress site?
How to reset a WordPress site?
This time, we won’t bother you with technicalities & details. WordPress

6 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 24 days ago

Tom McFarlin Joins WebDevStudios

Just because Tom McFarlin joined our team on April Fool's Day doesn't mean it was a joke! Read this interview with him to learn more about why this longtime WordPress community leader and WordCamp speaker made this surprising career move.

Tom McFarlin Joins WebDevStudios

Community | webdevstudios.com | 24 days ago

What seems like an April Fool’s Day joke, certainly is not. It’s true, folks. Tom McFarlin, longtime WordPress community leader, WordCamp speaker, and the person behind Pressware, has joined WebDevStudios (WDS) as a Senior Backend Engineer. (Pause for response.)
To set the record straight, Tom took some time during his first day of on-boarding at WDS and shared the story behind what propelled him to make this surprising career move and offered advice to anyone thinking about doing the same.
WDS: Hi, Tom. Welcome to your first day at WDS! What prompted your decision to make this big change in your career?
Tom: For the majority of the time I’ve worked with WordPress, I’ve known that I wanted to make a career out of it. In terms of how, though, I wasn’t sure.
Over the past few years of building custom solutions for small businesses and individuals, I wanted to begin applying much of that knowledge and increase my learning and experience in an enterprise setting with a great team who also allow me to pursue interests both inside the company and out.
This means that I can still moonlight on WordPress projects that are pertinent to Pressware, but I can focus

Community | sellwithwp.com | 24 days ago

Freemius provides all the tools to sell WordPress plugins and themes

Freemius is meant for WordPress theme and plugin businesses who want an easy, pay-as-you-go solution to bring their freemium and premium products to market.

11 min read WebDevStudios
Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 10 days ago

Debugging WordPress with Local by Flywheel, (neo)vim, and xdebug

Senior Backend Engineer, Zach Owens, shows readers a process for debugging WordPress with Local by Flywheel in this tech-savvy blog post.

Debugging WordPress with Local by Flywheel, (neo)vim, and xdebug

Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 10 days ago

Introduction Local by Flywheel is a popular tool for getting quick and reliable WordPress installations running on your computer. One of its lesser-known features is the inclusion of xdebug support. xdebug is a PHP extension that allows for real-time debugging of PHP code. Today, we’re going to go over how to get both of these working together within vim to provide a powerful interface that allows for some successful debugging of WordPress.
Prerequisites
Firstly, this tutorial is intended for users of vim or neovim. If you aren’t familiar with how to use vi-like editors, but want to learn, I would recommend running vimtutor in your command line and learning how to move and work in vim before continuing with this post.
Next, you’ll need Local by Flywheel. You can download it here. If you haven’t set up a site before with Local, it is pretty straightforward. You can find a guide for getting started on Flywheel’s blog.
Setup
vim
For vim or neovim, henceforth referred to simply as “vim” (with distinctions for neovim if necessary), you will need the Vdebug plugin. Installation instructions are included on the plugin’s page. I use vim-plug to

3 min read Jonas Lejon
Community | blog.wpscans.com | 4 days ago

Minimum WordPress PHP Version update

Building on the robust infrastructure of WordPress 5.1, another release is in the offing at the end of this month. Perhaps the most crucial thing to note with the new update – WordPress 5.2 – is that all users would have to upgrade their version of PHP to PHP 5.6.20.

Minimum WordPress PHP Version update

Community | blog.wpscans.com | 4 days ago

Building on the robust infrastructure of WordPress 5.1, another release is in the offing at the end of this month. Perhaps the most crucial thing to note with the new update – WordPress 5.2 – is that all users would have to upgrade their version of PHP to PHP 5.6.20. Following the release of WordPress 5.1, many users have taken the plunge, updating to more recent PHP versions. So you just might fancy doing same if you’ve not done that to prevent losing out on the latest features to follow WordPress 5.2. If you’re thinking a manual WordPress update, well that wouldn’t work too.
Presently, WordPress recommends that users upgrade to its recommended version – PHP 7.3 And it’s not hard to see why. With the most recent PHP version equipped to breeze through your backend needs, updating your site will no doubt drive drastic improvements on your site speed, which is what you want to keep your visitors glued to your pages.
Plus, a spike in the performance department will additionally cut the number of servers needed to host websites. As we all reckon WordPress’ towering dominance in the content management system world, it’s another big leap

13 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 16 days ago

WordPress Products, Audited: The ‘GS Team Members’ Case-study

In this second part of our ‘WordPress Products, Audited’ series, we take a deep-dive into the ‘GS Team Members’ plugin that features organizations’ team members on a website. We go through a number of details of their marketing strategy, from their pricing structure to layout of their website, and offer our best advice to help increase conversions and a sustainable recurring revenue stream for WordPress plugin and theme sellers.

WordPress Products, Audited: The ‘GS Team Members’ Case-study

Community | freemius.com | 16 days ago

This is the second part of our “WordPress Products, Audited” series, where we try to help WordPress plugin and theme developers optimize their products for more sales & conversions in all possible aspects. We noticed that many WordPress theme & plugin creators and sellers are repeating the same mistakes, when it comes to the way they present, position and price their products, so we decided to launch this case-study audit series on the Freemius blog, in the hope that it will act as a source of valuable knowledge which product people can gain from and hopefully even use as action-items for their projects. Our next product audit came through thanks to Golam Samdani who agreed to have ‘GS Team Members’, his WordPress plugin, up for a public poke

11 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 8 days ago

5 Best WordPress Member Directory Plugins Compared (Hands

Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? This articles compares 5 of the most popular options.

5 Best WordPress Member Directory Plugins Compared (Hands

Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 8 days ago

Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? In this post, we go hands-on with 5 great options to help you find the plugin that’s right for your unique situation.
Beyond sharing each plugin’s key features, we’ll also take a look at important criteria like:
Filtering and search options – how much control you and visitors have over finding specific members.
Templating and pagination options – how much control you have over how your member directory’s looks and what information it includes.
Integrations – what other plugins you can integrate your member directory with. For example, can you show a user’s bbPress post count in your user list?
But first, let’s cover a quick rundown on what you can use these plugins for.
Use Cases for a WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Wondering what you can use these plugins for?
With a flexible WordPress member directory plugin, there are a lot of different ways a WordPress member directory can help you. You can create directories for:
Subscribers at your membership site or online course
Team members or employees of your business
Members

1 min read John Locke
Community | youtube.com | 18 days ago

This is Not the WordPress You’re Looking For

Curtis McHale says what many of us have been thinking and saying for a while now: the WordPress project is going may not feel "wrong". but it sure as heck doesn't feel "right".

This is Not the WordPress You’re Looking For

Community | youtube.com | 18 days ago

Overall, I'm not happy with the direction that decisions in WordPress have gone. This is not the WordPress I fell in love with. # Links
- Jetpack adding search recommendations: https://wptavern.com/jetpack-7-1-adds...
- WP Tavern on admin notices: https://wptavern.com/please-stop-abus...
- WooCommerce adding suggestions: https://woocommerce.wordpress.com/201...
## My Gear
- My gear: https://curtismchale.ca/my-gear
- Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtismchale
- Music: https://curtismchale.ca/epidemic

10 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 17 days ago

What’s the Best WordPress User Profile Plugin? 5 Options Compared

The post shares and compares five of the most popular user profile plugins.

What’s the Best WordPress User Profile Plugin? 5 Options Compared

Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 17 days ago

Looking for the best WordPress user profile plugin to give your site’s members their own great-looking front-end profiles (and/or let them edit their profiles from the front-end)? In this post, we’ll share and compare five of the top user profile plugins that will help you do just that.
Here’s a quick comparison table so that you know what to expect, and keep reading for a lot more detail!
User rating (out of 5)*
4.7
4.4
3.7
4.0
4.8
Free version?





Starting price for Premium
$69
$60
$15
$49
$79
*According to WordPress.org or CodeCanyon user ratings
Profile Builder is a very popular user profile plugin that’s active on over 50,000 sites and has a 4.7-star rating on over 490 reviews at WordPress.org.
It comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as a premium version with lots of extra functionality.
At a high level, Profile Builder helps you with everything “profile related”, including front-end…
Registration forms
Profiles
Login forms
The premium version also adds support for some more advanced features, like multiple forms/profile pages, WooCommerce sync, and lots more.
Profile Builder features
Let’s start with the

6 min read Eric Karkovack
Editorials | speckyboy.com | 18 days ago

Is Nothing Sacred? The Pollution of the WordPress Dashboard

Going beyond the whole Jetpack issue, the constant nagging messages within the dashboard are too much.

Is Nothing Sacred? The Pollution of the WordPress Dashboard

Editorials | speckyboy.com | 18 days ago

There are any number of things to love about WordPress. Chiefly among them is the fact that it’s open source and free to use in any way you like. For web designers and their clients, this keeps costs down and lowers the barrier to building a first-class website. For plugin and theme authors, it provides an opportunity to tap into and benefit from a large, existing marketplace. Everyone’s a winner, right?
Well, it’s not always that simple. There are times when the various interests who have a stake in WordPress collide with a difference of opinion (see: Gutenberg). And it seems that we’ve hit another one of those points of contention: The WordPress dashboard.
An Unseemly Tactic?
Recently, there’s been some fervor over a “feature” in version 7.1 of Jetpack (since removed, as of version 7.2.1), the venerable Swiss-Army-Knife of a plugin by Automattic (a driving force behind WordPress) that offers a ton of various functionality. The plugin had started to promote its own paid products on the WordPress plugin search screen, placing itself first in line over everyone else.
Funny enough, this did not go unnoticed by members of the community (which likely

8 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | Mar. 13, 2019

How Brexit Will Affect WordPress Plugin and Theme Sellers

Brexit may have wide-ranging effects for WordPress plugin and theme sellers with customers in the EU. Learn how the upcoming tax changes may affect your business and what you can do to prepare.

How Brexit Will Affect WordPress Plugin and Theme Sellers

Community | freemius.com | Mar. 13, 2019

The UK’s imminent departure from the EU (European Union) has left businesses across Europe struggling to understand how this change will affect them. For WordPress theme and plugin businesses, it makes EU VAT collection and payment even more complex than it already is. If you’re accounting for VAT on your own, you may be dealing with hundreds of invoices, difficult requirements for filing in each EU state member, and generally wasting plenty of time and money on bookkeeping. We’re here to break down the upcoming changes and explain what Brexit means for developers selling software to consumers or businesses in the EU. Let’s get started with the basics:
What’s the current state of VAT collection in the EU?
When selling digital products to consumers in Europe, you have to manage and collect the correct amounts of VAT rates from each and every one of your WordPress product sales. Your specific tax situation for the EU depends on where your customers are located and you’ll have to collect tax for each sale depending on whether you’re selling to businesses or consumers. Here are the different possibilities:
If your WordPress business is based INSIDE