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WordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.

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WPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).

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    • RECENT WORDPRESS NEWS ON THE WEB
        • SEP 2, 2014
          WPTAVERN: SPROUT APPS LAUNCHES FREE WORDPRESS INVOICING PLUGIN

          Last month, Sprout Apps announced that it would soon be launching a suite of business apps targeted at WordPress freelancers and small businesses. While the company is still in pre-launch operations, Sprout Invoices was just released on WordPress.org as part of the launch plan.

          Dan Cameron, the founder of Sprout Apps, believes there are some distinct advantages to managing common business-related tasks in the admin. The Sprout Apps product suite aims to streamline and brand all client communications, making your WordPress site the center of activity for your business. Cameron hopes that users will opt for a homegrown WordPress solution that fits right into their websites, instead of relegating business tasks to third-party applications with narrow customization options.

          The Sprout Invoices plugin unifies the workflow of estimate creation and invoice management. It allows you to receive estimate requests via a default form, or you can integrate it with Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms. The plugin automatically creates estimates based on the requests you receive and you can easily manage their status in the admin:

          easy-estimate-management

          Once an estimate is accepted, the plugin automatically generates the invoice to speed up the process of being paid. Sprout Invoicing has built-in support for deposit payments.

          sprout-invoice

          Sprout Invoicing allows for custom estimate and invoice templates, which you can brand for your business via a standards WordPress theme template. Notification editing allows for plain-text or HTML, so you can also match the branding in your email communications.

          The plugin’s dashboard lets you know how your business is doing at a glance, with charts and summaries:

          sprout-invoicing-dashboard

          Sprout Invoicing also includes dynamic reports, which allow for date filtering, sorting, search, and exporting – all of the features you would normally expect from your standard invoicing app.

          dynamic-reports

          The free Sprout Invoicing plugin allows you to accept payment via Paypal Pro or send customers to Paypal to pay invoices. The Sprout App marketplace includes additional upgrades and payment add-ons.

          Sprout Invoicing features at a glance include:

          • Advanced Estimate and Invoice Admin
          • 200+ filters and actions for hooking into the plugin and altering anything
          • Customizable invoice and estimate templates
          • Discounts
          • Deposit Payments
          • Taxes
          • Client records with multiple points of contact
          • Nested line items
          • Pre-defined tasks/line items
          • AJAX throughout to speed up workflow

          In the future, Cameron plans to add importing from WP-Invoice, Harvest, and Freshbooks. Other major features on the roadmap include time tracking, recurring payments, and payment terms.

          If you are currently using commercial invoicing software and want to save your small business a little bit of cash, Sprout Invoices looks like a promising WordPress-based alternative. You can download it for free from WordPress.org.

          SEP 2, 2014
          WPTAVERN: SPROUT APPS LAUNCHES FREE WORDPRESS INVOICING PLUGIN

          Last month, Sprout Apps announced that it would soon be launching a suite of business apps targeted at WordPress freelancers and small businesses. While the company is still in pre-launch operations, Sprout Invoices was just released on WordPress.org as part of the launch plan.

          Dan Cameron, the founder of Sprout Apps, believes there are some distinct advantages to managing common business-related tasks in the admin. The Sprout Apps product suite aims to streamline and brand all client communications, making your WordPress site the center of activity for your business. Cameron hopes that users will opt for a homegrown WordPress solution that fits right into their websites, instead of relegating business tasks to third-party applications with narrow customization options.

          The Sprout Invoices plugin unifies the workflow of estimate creation and invoice management. It allows you to receive estimate requests via a default form, or you can integrate it with Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms. The plugin automatically creates estimates based on the requests you receive and you can easily manage their status in the admin:

          easy-estimate-management

          Once an estimate is accepted, the plugin automatically generates the invoice to speed up the process of being paid. Sprout Invoicing has built-in support for deposit payments.

          sprout-invoice

          Sprout Invoicing allows for custom estimate and invoice templates, which you can brand for your business via a standards WordPress theme template. Notification editing allows for plain-text or HTML, so you can also match the branding in your email communications.

          The plugin’s dashboard lets you know how your business is doing at a glance, with charts and summaries:

          sprout-invoicing-dashboard

          Sprout Invoicing also includes dynamic reports, which allow for date filtering, sorting, search, and exporting – all of the features you would normally expect from your standard invoicing app.

          dynamic-reports

          The free Sprout Invoicing plugin allows you to accept payment via Paypal Pro or send customers to Paypal to pay invoices. The Sprout App marketplace includes additional upgrades and payment add-ons.

          Sprout Invoicing features at a glance include:

          • Advanced Estimate and Invoice Admin
          • 200+ filters and actions for hooking into the plugin and altering anything
          • Customizable invoice and estimate templates
          • Discounts
          • Deposit Payments
          • Taxes
          • Client records with multiple points of contact
          • Nested line items
          • Pre-defined tasks/line items
          • AJAX throughout to speed up workflow

          In the future, Cameron plans to add importing from WP-Invoice, Harvest, and Freshbooks. Other major features on the roadmap include time tracking, recurring payments, and payment terms.

          If you are currently using commercial invoicing software and want to save your small business a little bit of cash, Sprout Invoices looks like a promising WordPress-based alternative. You can download it for free from WordPress.org.