As a regular member, you might have noticed the lack of active participation recently. The problems mostly originated from the financial crisis we have been facing for last 1 year. We were going through a tough period and honestly, could not concentrate on the things here. We planned to add more values, added more people to the team but lack of experience in managing resources/time always seemed to be a problem.
Last week, I have finally decided to trim down the team and we will be concentrating more on development rather than worrying about the financial woes. Since the team will be small(4 persons) from June, It will be easier for us to manage the work and everything.
In last 1 year, I learned a couple of lessons and the most important was simply adding people to the team does no good, you need to work with skilled people who share your vision. Anyway, I am happy that I learned something. In last few days, I have been doing introspection and here is what we will be doing in future:-
- Concentrate on Work & Work only
- Our supporters(and we love you) have been with us through all these time, let us give back
- Concentrate on Forum(Forums will be the most active place from today onward)
- Cut down support for free plugins on blogs(My apologies about this, But our paying customers deserve better service and we need to concentrate on serving them better). Supporting free plugins/themes via blog has taken a lot of time and we can not afford that anymore. The plugins/Themes support are only available via forums now.
- Release more Plugins(Free & Premium both), will be releasing a couple this week.
- Introduce new Ideas section for possible ideas suggestion(We are working on it and should have it by next weekend)
- Concentrate on Our blog(We will be posting tricks/tips, a lot of them , to help Developers, Site owners who use BuddyPress). We will have around 3-4 posts each week starting with tomorrow(Please do come back tomorrow to learn something new :)).
- Concentrate on Themes(I personally feel BuddyPress is underutilized in theme, we need to explore the potential more and there is no better way to show it than doing it)
- We will be adding new WordPress plugins and adding support for WordPress(without BuddyPress too) on BuddyDev
My sincere apologies to you all for the last 1 years mismanagement and bad response time on forums and comments. We are actively back now and you won't have any complains in future. I have missed you all my friends. I hope that you will join and support me in the new phase too as you guys have done earlier. Hope to see you all guys back again. Let us build a better community together.
Thank you for being with us all these times.