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February 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm #275224Ash
Hi I have a question about future of GeneratePress team.
There is no doubt GeneratePress is one of most popular theme now.
So I’d like to recommend this theme to every my client.
But some people says there might be risk using GP because of one man developer.
Are you planning to have partners or you already have?GeneratePress 1.3.44GP Premium 1.2.94February 6, 2017 at 12:28 pm #275231TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Great question! I’ve recently hired someone to help run support – you might have seen Leo posting every few minutes in here lol
As for the development, I currently run it and sometimes outsource to well known core WordPress developers to check code efficiency/security/improve add-ons etc..
GP is my full time job – it’s how I plan to put my daughter through university, so the passion and dedication is here to stay. As time goes on, if I find developers that write code I like, I will definitely consider expanding the team.
Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂February 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm #275233Ash
It seems your business is on track and community of GP is growing.
So personally I doubt risk of using GP.
I wish your further success.February 6, 2017 at 2:43 pm #275270TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 6, 2017 at 3:37 pm #275282Cristo Rey
Yes, that is one of the cons in the pros & cons of going with GP that I had to consider. I assume with so many downloads, it was time for Tom to add some staff and then he could sleep maybe 2-3 hours per night.
Glad to hear the news.February 7, 2017 at 12:36 am #275376Dave Foy
This is great. I’m in the middle of writing a full in-depth (gushing) review of GP at the moment. A small quote from this post with a link to it will be the perfect addition. 🙂February 7, 2017 at 10:56 am #275610TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 14, 2017 at 4:14 am #291148Alexander
This is also a tiny concern I have. I mean one can have a plan for a life but sometimes things change… In IT it is always important to set on standards which are widely used. That’s why I use WordPress. The same goes for the template.
So I don’t know if you have thought about this Tom, it is always good to have a contingency plan, just in case.March 14, 2017 at 10:22 am #291282TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I guess you could say that about anything? Is there anything specific about the current model that worries you? I’m always open to suggestions 🙂March 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm #291434Cristo Rey
I think what Alexander means is, what if something happens to you, Tom? Does GP disappear? While highly unlikely, people do need contigency plans. It was one of the factors I looked at with GP…as a business owner, I have to consider that possibility.
Decided to go with GP because all the plusses outweighed that one minus. Same thing with my host, LightningBase. A one-man operation but excellent service.
So don’t take it personally.March 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm #291572TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Absolutely not – I have plans in place if something like that were to happen.
GP is 3 years old with close to 20,000 customers. Not a small company anymore, so rest assured I’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure the longevity of it 🙂July 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm #628812Howard
Generatepress has been the ultimate so theme since I started using it and support is great.
It has been the foundation of my virtually perfect web page test scores and Tom’s designs are mentioned in my latest post!! Here:
Keep up the great work!
HowardOctober 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm #713858Kemo
As I understand GP is GPL so in any case, someone can fork it in the super unlikely case that the dev decides to abandon the project. I fully believe in GP’s future. It’s the best-coded theme/plugin I’ve seen for WP in my 10+ year adventure with websites.
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