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Local WP installs

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by K1w12k3, Mar 26, 2010.

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WordPress WAMP Server prices?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2010.
  1. You won't sell it!!!

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  2. $17

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  3. $27

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  4. $47

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  5. $67

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  6. $97

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  1. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Hey all. I was wondering, do you think it would be worth creating a WAMP package that was specific for wordpress, so people could just click and go to test out WP instead of having to install WAMP/XAMMP, etc and then install WP and configure it, and so on? Sort of a double-click and run Windows app with a base install of WP for marketers to learn on?

    How much do you think you could sell something like that for to WF/DP etc?
     
  2. blacktrilby

    blacktrilby Power Member

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    If it could do everything a normal wp installation could do (themes,plugins etc) I would buy it.
     
  3. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

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    well I understand people are ignorant and lazy, but considering setting up xamp and wordpress probably takes maybe 5 clicks anyway, I wouldnt be buying it!

    but yeah I guess people would buy a 1 click installation, but I would suggest selling it for under $10 that way even if the instructions are laid out infront of people to do it themselves, many will still buy the one click solution
     
  4. Doctor

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    I would be interested in such a application
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I think that would sell... you have no idea how many people have no idea how to do certain things and that is one of them.
     
  6. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. :)

    I guess the reason I'm looking at releasing it is precisely because I see the same questions on how to set up WAMP/XAMP, etc all the time, especially on the other forums where you have a lot of total noobs who want to jump on the bandwagon.

    I've tested quite a bit and I think I can get the local installer to do everything a server install can do, provided the user's logged in as admin or runs the app as admin. XP & Vista installs are fine, but I'm not sure if it will work on 7...probably a bit more work to be done there still.

    Still need to work on pricing a bit. I see the point in keeping it low, but if it's too low, I won't be able to set up an affiliate program or there's almost nothing to be made...although I guess if there are enough aff sales I could still make some cash out of it.

    All going well, there should be a beta ready soon, so if you're interested in testing it for me, send me a pm. I'll throw in a full copy for testers when I release it. ;)
     
  7. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

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    I understand the affiliate thing for the price,

    However (devils advocate here) U sell for say $50, I could code the same thing in less than an hour and I aint even a coder, so, lets say I decide to get my slick graphics guy to knock me up a sales page and bang my version out for %25 of your price!

    Now I'm not going to do this, im just saying, bear it in mind.

    BTW you have used the one click xamp installer already right?
     
  8. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Sure, XAMPP does install, using an exe, however, you still need to set up and configure WP after installation.

    The point would be convenience for the, shall we say, challenged IM'ers over on other forums. ;)

    Many coders could do this with ease, I'm sure. The sales pitch and 'business model' is where I think this could work.

    Thanks for the input, appreciate it.

     
  9. K1w12k3

    K1w12k3 Junior Member

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    Just confirmed. On XP and Vista, themes and plugins install perfectly. :)
    If you're on either of those, are you interested in beta testing?