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I really don’t know how to approach this post. I don’t want to jump out there and say SiteGround is a terrible host because I’ve heard otherwise, although what they just pulled on me is bullishit. Maybe a simple story will work… I opened a hosting plan with SiteGround a while back because I needed to […]

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Still in Business

Sprout Apps made it’s first dollar on this date last year! The best thing has to be that I’m still making dollars! If you want to know more about all the things that happened over at Sprout Apps I’ve published (some-what of) a year in review. I tried my best to show how much Sprout Invoices has grown as […]


National Pastime ⚾️

Feeling a little guilt that I haven’t fulfilled my goals of writing weekly here and at here’s something… Since early February most of my free time has been committed to Little League baseball. Managing my son’s team, volunteering as a board member, and now managing a 6-7 All-Star team . It’s been awesome managing/coaching, truly grateful, even with […]

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Making the Plugin Installer Easier for Premium Products

This morning I helped a new customer of Sprout Invoices install his recently purchase pro version. The customer didn’t know that the plugin they just purchased needed to be installed, instead they expected to input their new license key and the Pro features of SI would be enabled with the free version of Sprout Invoices already installed; along with […]

Thoughts about the Debate on Auto-Updating of WordPress SEO

Let me start off by saying that I have a hate-hate relationship with WordPress SEO; admittedly it’s not an objectionable opinion, even though I can easily find some faults, rather it’s a personal opinion because of how I see them treat their users. For that history alone I really wanted to hate the decision the API team made to force an auto-update […]

The Case for Using Single Licenses and How to Implement with Easy Digital Downloads & Software Licensing

At Sprout Apps I wanted Sprout Invoices to be the only product that had a license, with all add-ons (or extensions) using that license to receive automatic updates (or validate against). This provides a lot of benefits, mainly:  a better customer experience, and improved recurring sales. If you’re not with me, consider your customer’s point […]

First! props.

A big change since I started Sprout Apps is putting aside time to contribute back to WordPress more. In the past my excuse of not contributing was always time but honestly bad experiences within core conversations and my lack of confidence held me back. I’ve come to realize my excuses suck and that I have a lot to benefit from […]

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#WCSF or was it #WCSF14

I’ve been to a lot of the San Francisco WordCamps, including the first, and this year’s was the best for me. Everything seemed completely different. My approach was definitely different this year than any other. Instead of shying away from conversations I embraced them. From the conversations I had I was able to get some great feedback for Sprout Apps, and more […]

Transitioning from Services to Products is Hard

When writing my travel+productivity woes I found myself thinking about reevaluating what I deemed as a “product day”. In the past I could easily look back at the end of the day (or week) and see something tangible to judge. Even without billable hours to evaluate, I could look at the functionality/features/code I created and judge progress and easily […]

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Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.