Print My Blog

Open source

WordPress Plugin for printing an entire blog in one click.

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Financial contributions

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one time or recurring contribution to support this collective.

3 individuals have contributed

Membership

member

Recommended for ongoing users who don't need support or new features. We'll give you a shout out ... Read more

$2 USD / month

Membership

backer

Recommended for ongoing users who have requested support or features. We'll also annually give yo... Read more

$5 USD / month

One time contribution

One-Time Users

For satisfied users who just used the plugin just once (eg for a site they afterwards shut down.)... Read more

$20 USD

1 individual has contributed

Membership

sponsor

Recommended for businesses and organizations who benefit from the plugin (and especially those wh... Read more

$25 USD / month

Top financial contributors

1

Dan Kershaw

$20 USD since Feb 2019

2

thomas knack

$20 USD since May 2019

3

Incognito

$20 USD since Oct 2019

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Print My Blog. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Donation to Print My Blog

Incognito | 10/7/2019 | View Details 
+$20.00USD
Michael Nelson | 10/1/2019 | View Details 
-$399.51USD
Michael Nelson | 9/2/2019 | View Details 
-$449.40USD

Today’s balance

$50.66 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $50.66 USD

Print My Blog is all of us

Our contributors 4

Everyone who has supported Print My Blog. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Michael Nelson
Collective Admin
Dan Kershaw
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$20 USD

thomas knack
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$20 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$20 USD

Thanks for a terrific plugin. It works perfectly. Appreciate your keeping this going.

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Donation Options

  • Make Recommended Donation on Open Collective
  • PayPal (as a "friend", please mention your website or Twitter username in the note), or
  • Check by Mail (make check payable to "Michael Nelson", and mail to "Care of Michael Nelson, PO Box 28, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M 1R3, Canada")

Thank you!

About

This is the collective for the development of Print My Blog, a WordPress plugin for printing your blog to paper or PDF in one click. The plugin is developed primarily by Michael Nelson, but this collective is for gathering funds to reimburse any approved contributors. The collective is part of the Open Source Collective, a registered non-profit, so you can receive a receipt detailing your donations (e.g. you can report your donations as a business expense).

What is my Recommended Donation?

There are 4 tiers of recommended donations:

  • one-time users: please make a one-time donation of $20
  • ongoing users: become a "member" for $2/month
  • ongoing users using support: become a "backer" for $5/month
  • businesses and organizations who benefit from the plugin: become a "sponsor" for $25/month

What does my donation/sponsorship pay for?

Reimbursing contributors for their time spent on Print My Blog, at the average market rate for their tasks (not just the plugin author; other approved code contributors, translators, etc are reimbursed).

  • So, $2/month will pay for employ a support agent for about an hour annually (enough time to answer a support question or two).
  • $5/month will employ a developer for about an hour and a half annually (enough time to fix a bug, develop a small feature, or improve integration with another plugin or theme).
  • $25/month will employ a developer for about a workday annually (enough time to implement a new major feature).

What work is still to be done?

We have a list of tasks on GitHub, but at the time of writing this still needs to be done:

  • better plugin and theme integration
  • support for private and password-protected posts
  • more professional formatting (eg using CSS to replace hyperlinks with footnotes, add a table-of-contents with actual page numbers, and replace YouTube videos with a thumbnail and link, etc)

And generally, there is a never-ending supply of support questions and keeping the software up-to-date with other evolving software.

Read the latest Transparency Reports to see what's being worked on now.

What Do I Get For My Donation?

  • All donors get a shout-out on twitter.
  • "Backers" also get an annual shout-out on the release of a new version on our blog, twitter, and release notes.
  • "Sponsors" also get their name and logo placed alongside the plugin basically everywhere: in the plugin's settings page, on this Open Collective page, on the GitHub readme, and the WordPress.org description. (Note: this is not an advertisement. It's a notification to plugin users that you are supporting the project and therefore awesome.)

Will the price of tiers change?

As the project becomes more popular and complex, the price of the various tiers is expected to increase. (About $0.05 per "member", $0.10 per "backer", and $5 per "sponsor.") However, once you join at a given tier, you are "locked in" at the amount, so you won't need to donate more in order to remain in that tier. (This is a slight incentive to early donors.)

Why Don't You Charge for downloading or support or something?

Instead of removing some features in order to sell a premium version, I want every WordPress blogger to preserve their stories with this tool, regardless of whether they donate or not. I'd also like this tool to work the best, and be the easiest to use, and reach the widest audience possible. And that's easiest if it's both free to use and supported financially. Lastly, I only want satisfied users to donate.

So if you want to also help preserve our blogs, want to help maintain and improve this plugin, or are a satisfied user, please join our open collective by donating.

Thanks!

If you have questions or comments, please reach out on GitHub, WordPress support forums, or my personal blog.