It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tout yourself as a true “Pro” in the WordPress web development scene without some form of contact with these NodeJS powered package managers, task managers, and build tools. We’ve gone from debating our favorite code editors to arguing over which CSS pre-processor is king. Life was so much easier when all we had to deal with was a simple folder filled with CSS, PHP, and JS files. Or at least that’s what it feels like until you realize you’re being left behind, pining over the best practices of 2012.Read more “Why I Hated NodeJS, Gulp, And Sass, And What I’m Doing About It”
Over the past few years we’ve really branched out in terms of the WordPress Frameworks we support with our Themes and Plugins and just the overall WP DEV Tools we provide our members. And in this time we’ve received requests to offer some kind of comparison chart to make it a bit easier to determine which tools are best suited for your particular needs.
So today I’m excited to share with you a Cobalt Apps Product Comparison Chart that will hopefully clear up any future confusion when potential customers are making up their minds over all that we offer. So be sure to check it out by clicking HERE and let us know if you have any questions or comments below that might guide us making it even more helpful to our visitors.
I’m excited to announce that we now offer lifetime licenses for all of our current Cobalt Apps products! The All Access Lifetime license, which includes access to ALL of our products, current and future, has been available for quite some time now, but now you can purchase lifetime licenses for individual products as well. This means, for example, that if you use our Dynamik Website Builder theme for a lot of your DEV projects, but maybe don’t currently have a need for ALL of our tools, you can now purchase (or upgrade to, in this case) Dynamik Website Builder Lifetime. This will give you a Dynamik license that provides support and updates for the life of the theme, with no more need to renew a yearly subscription. This can be especially useful in cases where you use one of our tools for client sites where you know you’ll be leaving that tool on their site, but don’t want to have to worry about renewing your license each year so they can continue to receive updates. Read more “Individual Lifetime Licenses Are Now Available!”
With the release of our latest WP Dev tool, Genesis DevKit, I’m happy to announce that we’ve made some notable price changes to account for our all new product bundles as well as to make our tools even more packed with value! You’ll notice that most of our latest Plugin offerings have been reduced to $49/yr and our All Access bundles have dropped a bit as well. In addition to these price changes you’ll now find two new product bundles, Cobalt Power Pack and Cobalt Coder Pack! These bundles offer an excellent set of WP DEV tools at a really solid price to provide the perfect Plugins for Freelance Developers of all skill levels! Read more “All New Pricing And Bundles At Cobalt Apps!”
That’s a BIG claim, I know, and not one I take lightly. Genesis is one of the most prominent and trusted WP Theme Frameworks out there today with a massive following of both users and 3rd party developers. I’ve been one of such developers for several years now and am keenly aware of the needs of both newcomers and seasoned freelancers alike. It’s a passion of mine, if not a bit of an obsession. 🙂 Read more “Genesis DevKit: The Ultimate Genesis Child Theme Development Plugin”
If you’re at all familiar with my products then you know that I try to find a solid balance between “user-friendly” and “best-practices”. My goal is generally to provide tools that make WordPress Web Development more accessible to a larger set of users, while at the same time keeping the end results professional and high quality. I always keep in mind the fact that there’s a good chance that either a business or a client will be on the other end of what our members produce with our tools. So anything less that top-notch is unacceptable. Read more “Introducing The Freelancer DevKit Plugin”
Last month I laid out the Cobalt Apps Roadmap for 2018, with an emphasis on consolidation and cohesion with our WP DEV tools. Well today I’m excited to announce a brand new Plugin and a new feature shared by our flagship products that will be the first major step in this new direction. So let’s not waste anytime and get straight to the good stuff! Read more “Introducing Extender Pro And A More Cohesive Set Of WP DEV Tools”
After several requests for such a resource I went ahead and created a screencast that compares and contrasts three of our main DEV Plugins, looking at not only how each tool differs and what unique features it brings to the table, but also how each can be combined to create a seriously powerful WordPress Development Environment! So if this is something you’re interested in learning more about then grab some popcorn and check out the screencast below… Read more “Instant IDE vs Themer Pro vs Extender – Comparing Cobalt Apps DEV Plugins”
Back in May of this year we launched Cobalt All Access, a bundle that includes ALL of our products, current AND future, as well as a single unlimited license that can activate everything we offer. At the time we offered it as a Lifetime license, but only for a limited time, and then we switched it over to a yearly subscription at a reduced price. Read more “Cobalt All Access Lifetime Is Now Available”
The following is a kind of “moving target” development roadmap for Cobalt Apps in 2018, with the product ideas and updates being pretty concrete, but the order and timeframes left for organic execution. So let’s get to it and lay out the key goals for the Cobalt Apps freelance WordPress developer product lineup in 2018.
First, A Few Points About Some Primary Goals
When I first started out in the WordPress Theme and Plugin dev business I was primarily focused on a specific product. Yet over the years this has morphed into more of a specific area of WP software development, with the freelance WordPress developer as my target audience, and therefore my products lining up with their specific needs. But in the transition I’ve found that many of my products overlap in certain areas or share several features, making it a bit difficult at times to pick the right tool for the job or to know which tool does what. So one of the primary goals behind my 2018 development efforts is to more clearly distinguish my various products so that few features overlap and few tools negate the need for another. Read more “Cobalt Apps 2018 Development Roadmap”