One year ago today, I announced the launch of my commercial plugin for managing affiliate programs in WordPress, AffiliateWP. Today, that plugin is one year old, so I’d like to take a few minutes to look back over the last 365 days and examine how the project has performed, grown, and changed over time. Of all the commercial plugins I have worked on, AffiliateWP was different in one major way: it was not a solo project from the beginning. Until the last year or two, I have started most of my projects by myself and only brought other people into the project once it was fully off the ground and doing well. AffiliateWP was the first project that began with another person actively involved from the very beginning. I approached Andrew Munro about collaborating on the project in the early part of 2014, and he agreed. Having previously worked with Andrew extensively on Easy Digital Downloads, I was completely confident in his ability to help excel the project beyond what I could on my own. Now a year later, it’s very clear that I was right to involve Andrew from the start because the project has far exceeded my expectations. AffiliateWP was different since the beginning from some of my other
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