weDevs 2022 Flashback: A Year of Powering Ahead with Growth and Customer Satisfaction
2022 has been a year of tremendous growth and accomplishment for us here weDevs. I want to mark it as a year of impact and fulfillment both for our team and customers.
As we look back on the past 12 months, we are filled with appreciation for the unwavering support of our customers. The lovely people who have trusted us to be a part of their digital journey for years.
As the CEO of weDevs, I'm inspired by the dedication and hard work of our team. They have pushed boundaries and really exceeded expectations to make a real difference in people's life.
2022 has been a testament to the power of human connection and collaboration, also the ability of technology to bring people together in meaningful ways. We've seen how our products and services helped businesses and individuals thrive in this digital age.
In this post, I will share the milestones we've achieved, the challenges we've faced, and the lessons we've learned last year. We'll give you a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of weDevs.
Also, you'll hear from our team members about new products and services we've launched, and discover the ways in which we've grown and evolved as a company.
Most importantly, this post is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude and appreciation for the support and loyalty of our customers and team members.
We are excited to share our year in review with you and look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference.
weDevs 2022 in Numbers
When Tareq Hasan and I started our official journey back in 2013, our goal was to empower WordPress users and make the platform more user-friendly and accessible. With our tagline- “We create things that work“, we set out to develop products that make people's everyday lives easier and more convenient.
Fast forward to 2022, and we're thrilled to see our hard work paying off. Our products include but are not limited to-
made a real impact on the WordPress community.
We're humbled to see that in 2022, we got-
- 2.5M+ downloads
- 500k+ active installations
- 2M+ website visitors
- 500k+ YouTube views
- 300+ five stars reviews & more
At the same time, our team gave their best to create value with-
- 10k+ commits
- 30.5k+ support ticket replies
- 5k+ designs and graphics
- 1k+ content (Docs-VIdeos-Articles)
- 24/7 live chat and all required marketing efforts
It's not just the numbers that make us proud. What truly matters to us is the impact our products have had on people's lives!
weDevs: Here is What We are All About
As we celebrate 10 years of weDevs, I am filled with pride for the journey we have taken together. weDevs got started as a small venture between Tareq Hasan and myself (Nizam Uddin) in 2013. It has grown into a thriving company with 20+ WordPress and SaaS products, a team of 75 people, and over 500,000 users worldwide.
But our success is not only measured by the numbers. It's also a testament to the hard work, integrity, and sacrifices of our team. We have overcome many obstacles and limitations to become a cohesive and dedicated team who can take a product from concept to delivery.
At weDevs, we believe in creating a balance between work and personal life. We celebrate our achievements with regular team-building activities, office and outdoor sports, annual tour, dine-outs and lots more.
We make sure that not only our team members but also our family members are included in our celebrations and we prioritize mental health and creating beautiful memories.
6 years back in 2017, we decided to make our family members come closer by engaging them in our Anniversary Celebration Program. We announced 18th March as weFamily Day! It's really amazing to let our family members know what we do and how. It's lovely to see our parents and child enjoy the day and share their stories.
As a company, we believe in standing by our team members, even in times of hardship. In the context of the ongoing economic unrest and challenges, we have not only maintained but increased our employees' salaries by 15% at the middle of the year to support them during difficult times.
We are deeply appreciative of the positive feedback and testimonials from our customers. It's a testament to your trust in us.
On behalf of the entire team at weDevs, I would like to express our gratitude for your continued support and loyalty. We are honored to be a part of your digital journey and look forward to working together to make the world a better place.
It's weDevs 10th Anniversary: Enjoy up to 50% Discount on All Our Products!
|Dokan– UP TO 40% OFF||WP ERP– UP TO 40% OFF||Happy Addons– UP TO 40% OFF|
|WP UF– UP TO 40% OFF||WP PM– UP TO 40% OFF||Appsero– FLAT 40% OFF|
|Dokan Mobile App– Flat 40% OFF||wePos– Flat 50% OFF||Otel– Flat 40% OFF|
|Dokan Delivery Driver App– Flat 40% OFF||weMail– FLAT 40% OFF||weCare– Flat 50% OFF|
weDevs Flagship Products: How We Performed in 2022 and What's Our Plan for 2023
Now let me talk about the stars of the show- weDevs flagship products. We're going to take a closer look at how our products performed last year and the challenges we overcame.
We'll give you a sneak peek of the exciting new features and improvements we have in store for 2023.
We're not just throwing numbers at you, we want to give you a sense of the real impact our products have had on people's lives. weDevs is all about making things easier and more convenient for our beloved users.
And of course, we can't forget about the support we provided to our customers. We know that when you're using our products, you're trusting us to help you achieve your goals. That's why we take customer support seriously and always strive to go above and beyond.
So, without further ado, let's dive in and take a closer look at our flagship products.
Dokan Multivendor Marketplace
Dokan has been leading the multi-vendor niche within WordPress since its launch in February 2014. It is powered by WooCommerce and enables you to build any type of marketplace you can think of. Digital or physical product marketplace, auction sites, booking-integrated platforms, and lots more.
Throughout the years, Dokan has remained dedicated to meeting the demands of its users and aligning with their needs.
In 2022, Dokan introduced many trendy features and modules to enhance the user experience and provide even more opportunities for success. We can assure you that Dokan is now more robust, feature-rich, and user-friendly than ever before!
Let's have a quick look at what we have done for you last year and what next waiting for you in 2023-
- Downloads: 644,600
- Active Installs: 60K+
- 5* reviews on wp.org: 133
- Support Ticket: 25,187
- Live chat: 14932
- Design Creatives: 2350+
- Total Releases and Commits: 47 and 6681
- Content: 230 (Blog-Docs-Videos)
Noteworthy Features and Modules for Dokan Lite Version Released in 2022
- Featured, latest, and best-selling products
- Top Rated Product sections under single store page
- New product attributes widget (Module)
Noteworthy Features and Modules for Dokan Pro Released in 2022
- Store support for admin and support for Multiple store's open and close times for vendor stores
- Automatic withdrawal disbursement
- Custom withdrawal method support for admin
- Reverse withdrawal support
- [Elementor] Single store page, featured, latest, best-selling, and top-rated products widgets
- Introduced a new filter hook named
- Product Inline Edit Support Catalog Mode for Products
- Catalog Mode support for [Booking] and [RequestAQuote], multistep product category for [Auction] and [Booking] modules, and more
- Request for Quotation Module
- Razorpay Payment Gateway: Accept credit card payments and allow your sellers to get automatic split payments in Dokan via Razorpay
- MangoPay: Enable split payments, multi-seller payments, and other marketplace features given by MangoPay
- Enable split payments, multi-seller payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay, iDEAL, and other marketplace features available in Stripe Express
- Min Max Quantities: Set a minimum or maximum purchase quantity or amount for the products of your marketplace
- Product Advertising: Admin can earn more by allowing vendors to advertise their products and give them the right exposure
Major Challenges We Solved for Dokan Users in 2022
New vendors were in trouble promoting their products in an already-established marketplace. The Dokan Product Advertising module enables vendors to advertise their featured products with ease.
B2B business owners had problems showing the price upfront. The Request for Quotation module lets customers send customized quotes on the selected products.
We introduced Apple Pay, Google Pay, MANGOPAY, and Razorpay payment gateways to make marketplace owners' journeys easier.
Marketplace owners struggled to sort out the commission system for Cash On Delivery (COD) payment gateway or other admin services. Dokan has introduced the Reverse Withdrawal system to solve this issue.
The static color of the vendor dashboard made vendors sometimes bored. We introduced “Color Palettes” which allows vendors to paint their dashboards with a variety of color palettes.
What Next for Dokan Multivendor in 2023
- An upgraded & intuitive Vendor Dashboard
- Delivery Driver App (Plugin + App)
- Cart Pulse plugin to solve abandoned cart issues.
- Enable Dokan Seller Badge
- Release Dokan API for advanced customization
These features are in our initial plan. We may shuffle this list and introduce some new items earlier with priority and based on customer request.
WP User Frontend Pro
In 2011, WP User Frontend Pro was released as a guest posting plugin, pioneering the front-end post-submission functionality in WordPress. Over the years, it has evolved into a powerful all-rounder content management system for WordPress.
With features like menu and content restriction, profile management, subscription-based posting, membership, and user directory builder, WP User Frontend Pro has everything you need to take control of your website's content and users. You can monetize your site in the way you want.
In 2022, we made significant improvements to the plugin to better serve our users.
In the upcoming year, we're focusing on enhancing the user experience and adding even more powerful features to help you streamline your content management process and build a thriving online community.
Let's take a look at WP User Frontend Pro's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Downloads: 1,19,324
- Downloads: 1,19,324
- Content: 39
- Support Tickets: 4880
- Live Chats: 1810
- Releases: 06
- Commits: 345
- 5* on wp.org: 25
Noteworthy Features Got Released in 2022
5 new features in the Free Version
Phone field added in the form builder
The time field was added in the form builder
Multi-Step Form: Save draft on every step
Password strength validation was added to show
Password icon added
6 new features in Pro Version
Global option for disabling post edit on account
Preview option for user profile
Read-only option for custom field
Filter for conditional logic for fields added
Admin dashboard news and update meta-box
Upgrade prompts design
What Next for WP User Frontend in 2023
We're ready to continue our journey to make WP User Frontend the best in its class. Our resolutions for this year:
- Major UI/UX improvements to provide you with a smoother experience.
- We're rethinking to make it dead simple to start a subscription business with WPUF and also make it easier to create User Directories for different use cases.
- Expect more features for making the perfect user directory site on WordPress. Also, we're planning for more integrations as well.
Don’t forget to let us know if you have any feature requests that you really want in WP User
WP Project Manager Pro
WP Project Manager Pro is a pioneering PM software in the WordPress environment. This awesome plugin comes with a complete project management solution.
You can easily create, organize, assign tasks, and manage projects faster than ever with WP Project Manager Pro. Also, many useful features, powerful add-ons, and premium models will help you manage work and deliver projects on time.
Since the beginning, WP Project Manager Pro always come up with the best features and support.
Let's take a look at WP Project Manager Pro's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Downloads: 56,329
- Active Installs: 11,516
- Support tickets: 1418
- Commit: 24
- Live chat: 1210
- Design: 500+
- Release: 04
- 5* on wp.org: 16
Noteworthy Features Got Released in 2022
A total of 3 feature enhancements were introduced.
- [New] Added WP Project Manager pro version overview for lite users
- [Update] Compatibility with PHP-8.x
- [Update] Improved codebase to make performance better
What’s Next for WP Project Manager Pro in 2023
We're ready to continue our journey to make WP Project Manager the best in its category. Our resolutions for this year-
- Major UI/UX improvements to provide you with a smoother experience.
- Our next rating goal is 3.9 and we need to get 12 more 5-star reviews on WordPress.org to achieve it. This will be a big challenge and an opportunity to increase our social proof.
- Expect more features and more integrations so that we can build a better WordPress-powered project management experience
- Regular bug fixes & improvements
Do you have any features in mind that you want in WP Project Manager? Please let us know!
WP ERP is a revolutionary web-based ERP solution by weDevs, made to work within your WordPress websites.
It can handle all your HR, CRM, Accounting, and other departments which are needed to run and coordinate an entire business structure – small or large. The plugin has all components to develop functionality according to company needs which makes it a complete enterprise resource planning solution.
Our expert team brought a few major design updates in 2022. We updated the WordPress plugin icon and redesigned the WP ERP Home page, HRM Core page, CRM Core page, and Accounting Core page. These will be pushed in early 2023.
We updated the backend design of the leave request page with advanced filters.
Let's take a look at WP ERP's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Total Downloads: 63,771
- Installs: 10,373
- Traffic: 447,870
- Support tickets: 2129
- Live chat: 4536
- Commit: 214
- Release: 06
- 5* reviews: 34
Noteworthy Features Released in 2022
A total of 4 feature enhancements were introduced-
- Enhanced securities to avoid vulnerabilities
- Some package compatibilities
- Support for fractional quantity during transactions (Accounting)
- Optimized holiday importing process in favor of a large number of data (HRM)
What's next for WP ERP in 2023
Our tireless effort to fix bugs and solve issues will continue this year as well. We are looking forward to serving you with better services and providing you with an enhanced experience.
Our next rating goal is achieving a 4.5 average rating and we need to get 13 more 5-star reviews on WordPress.org to achieve it. This will be a big challenge and an opportunity to increase our social proof.
Happy Elementor Addons
HappyAddons is an advanced and innovative Elementor addon, first released in October 2019. It introduces a rich collection of features to the Elementor community, including unlimited section nesting, cross-domain copy-paste, and live copy from demos. These features provide users with unparalleled flexibility and creativity in designing their websites.
HappyAddons is designed to enhance the web design skills and experiences of users, providing them with a powerful set of tools to create professional, high-quality websites.
With HappyAddons, you can expect a comprehensive solution for your Elementor page-building needs, packed with unique and useful features.
Let's have a quick look at Happy Addons' last year performance and what is next waiting for you in 2023-
- Downloads: 1,655,892
- Installs: 300k+
- Traffic: 342,520
- Support Ticket: 2845
- Live chat: 2026
- WP org 5*: 112
- Total Commits: 1064
- Content: 170
Noteworthy Features and Widgets Got Released in 2022
Theme Builder feature
Scroll To Top feature
Theme Builder feature (With Extra Conditions)
Widgets for Site logo, Title, Tagline, Nav Menu, and Page Title
Post Title, Excerpt, Content, Featured Image, Author Box, Post Comments, Navigation, Info, etc.
Widgets for Archive Title, Archive Posts, LordIcon, Photo Stack, and Comparison Table.
Remote Carousel widget
Table Of Content widget
Image Swap widget
12 widgets for “Easy Digital Downloads”. Cart, Checkout, Login, Registration, Purchase, Download, Product Grid, Product Carousel, Single Product, Category Grid, Category Carousel, & Google Maps.
Major Challenges We Solved in 2022
Built a deep-level integration with EDD and Elementor.
Introduced a robust Theme Building Facility with a vast level of conditioning.
Had advanced Table of Content support.
Ensured Google map with snazzy map support for Elementor.
Brought about a comparison table for every Elementor user.
What Next for Happy Addons in 2023
- Revamped Preset Feature with more advanced facility and effectiveness
- Global Badge Feature
- Sticky Section Feature
- Creative Slider
- Parallax Feature
- Enhancements in Display Condition Feature
- More robust items in Theme Builder Widget Library and functionality
- Deep-level integration with WooCommerce
And many more based on our user’s demand
Note: These items are in our initial plan list. We can shuffle this list and introduce some new items earlier with priority based on market demand or user requests.
WooCommerce Conversion Tracking
WooCommerce Conversion Tracking has been helping online businesses increase their conversion rates for 9 years by providing valuable insights and analytics on customer behavior.
The key feature of WooCommerce Conversion Tracking is its ability to track and analyze customer interactions with your website, including clicks, form submissions, and purchases. This data can then be used to identify areas of improvement and optimize your website for maximum conversion.
In addition to tracking and analytics, the plugin also offers a range of customization options that allow you to tailor the plugin to your specific needs. This includes the ability to set up custom conversion goals, configure e-commerce tracking, and even track conversions across multiple domains.
With WooCommerce Conversion Tracking, you'll have everything you need to make data-driven decisions and improve your website's performance. It's a must-have plugin for anyone looking to boost their online sales and grow their business.
Let's take a look at WooCommerce Conversion Tracking's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Downloads: 93,782
- Release: 01
- Content: 5+
- Support Ticket: 214
- WP org ticket resolved: 8
Note: WCT plugin's support is mainly provided by Automattic/WooCommerce, as we are selling the product directly on WooCommerce's official site.
wePOS helps online businesses streamline the sales process. It's been in service for 4 years providing a seamless and efficient way to manage transactions.
wePOS is powered by WooCommerce and allows businesses to easily manage their inventory and sales from one centralized location. This includes the ability to process payments, create invoices, and generate reports on sales and inventory.
wePOS also offers a range of customization options that allow you to tailor the plugin to your specific needs. This includes the ability to set up multiple registers, configure tax settings, and even create custom receipts.
With wePOS, you'll have everything you need to manage your sales with ease and efficiency.
Let's take a look at wePOS's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Downloads: 23,571
- Release: 10
- Commits: 274
- Support Ticket – 553
- Live chat – 112
- 5* on WP.org: 2
What Next for wePOS in 2023
Admin payment reports
“View POS” menu on the “My Account” page
Appsero is a powerful WordPress analytics, licensing, and deployment tool. This awesome software is made for WordPress developers to ease their plugin management-related tasks.
With Appsero, you can generate and check licenses, automatically deploy new updates for your plugin, and get insights over your plugin’s usage, active installs, deactivations & other useful insights from a single dashboard.
We introduced a new WordPress animated icon for the repository. We updated the user interface for the Overview and Integrations pages. and We made the UI more intuitive and functional to guide users through a seamless journey.
Let's take a look at Appsero's performance last year and what's next for 2023-
- Downloads: 1,498
- Installs: 70+
- Traffic: 133,153
- Support tickets: 38
- Commit: 1088
- Release: 09
Noteworthy Features Got released in 2022
A total of 18 features and enhancements were introduced for Appsero Helper Plugin and its SaaS platform. Here are the notable features –
- Full compatibility with Easy Digital Downloads V3
- Sync orders with Woo & EDD automatically
- Expired Subscriptions Email List
- Automatic Subscription Expiration Emails
- Custom Tags in weMail
- Upgrade Product Variation
- Add Bundle Product
- Theme Deactivation Data
- Plugin Usage Data
- Mailchimp Tag
- Add Banner to Plugin Updates
- Mailchimp eCommerce Integration with Appsero
What's next for Appsero in 2023
Our resolution is to make Appsero more convenient for you.
Appsero is also going to introduce a selling platform named Appsero Pay. You can sell your plugins using this platform and all your users will see their purchase details on the My Appsero dashboard.
Your users can checkout from individual checkout pages on Appsero (or you can sell from your own website as well). Appsero would do everything regarding product selling.
weMail is a powerful email marketing solution for WordPress. Since 2020, the tool is bringing in remarkable features to improve your email-sending experience.
With weMail and a robust sending API, you can send winning email campaigns, generate leads, manage subscribers, and monitor campaign performance for further improvement.
Let's find out how weMail has performed through 2022 and what's in it for you in 2023-
- Downloads: 1,11, 267
- Active Installation: 10000+.
- Traffic: 67,111
- Support Tickets: 100+
- Commits: 780
- Releases: 60
- lines of code: 160439
- 5* reviews on wp.org: 07
Noteworthy Feature Got Released in 2022
weMail introduced the all-new email automation feature to send trigger-based email marketing campaigns with ease.
Brings up a new post notification feature to send new blog updates directly to subscribers' inboxes.
- Image Block Ratio Enhancement in email
- Sendinblue gateway integration
- And Everest form integration
What Next for weMail in 2023
What's your resolution for 2023? Here's ours – We're fully revamping weMail, focused on major UI/UX improvements so email writing gets easier than ever before.
We know the weMail onboarding is far from perfect and we expect to hammer down all the small things so new users can get a smoother experience. Also, expect new features like A/B testing, custom fields, and webhook support in 2023!
Do you have any features in mind that you really want in your weMail? Please let us know!
A Bit About Team weDevs
In 2022, team weDevs continued to thrive and grow. Our focus for this year was on quality and providing our team with the ready resources they need to succeed.
I and Tareq try to support our team in all possible ways. With facilities like Gratuity and Provident Fund, this year we started adding corporate facilities and health care programs. We have increased salary by 10-15% for each of the weDevs team members in the middle of 2022 due to inflation.
At weDevs, we consider our team as a family, and we are committed to treating each member with the same care and support that we would give to our family members.
In 2022, we were proud to welcome 17 new members to the weDevs family, after carefully evaluating 1000+ candidates.
We now have a strong team of 76 members, all united in our belief in the power of teamwork.
weDevs 2022 Flashback: Looking Forward to a Rocking 2023
As we come to the end of this post, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the unprecedented challenges that we have faced as a global community in 2022. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the social and political unrest, it has been a difficult and trying time for us all.
But through it all, we at weDevs have been reminded of the strength and determination of the human spirit. We have seen firsthand how technology can be used to connect us, support us, and bring hope in challenging times.
As we look ahead to the future, I am filled with hope and optimism. I believe that with continued innovation and collaboration, we will be able to overcome the challenges we are currently facing and emerge stronger than ever before.
Last year, we focused mostly on product development and breaking down the boundaries we have around us. We are getting prepared to introduce more tools to make your life easier and turn this year into the best one! There are a few SaaS solutions waiting for you on our pipelines!
On behalf of the entire team at weDevs, I want to express our gratitude for your trust and support. We are honored to be a part of your digital journey and look forward to working together to make the world even better.
Thank you for being a part of our story!