WP Darko is a great place to find exclusive WordPress plugins. I created it in Hong Kong in 2014 and eventually moved it to Europe in 2017.
WP Darko serves about 106k+ active users with its plugins and counting.
After realizing that many plugins on WordPress.org were pretty complex and not user-friendly, I decided to develop a simple yet efficient pricing table plugin, focusing on design and user interface rather than numerous cumbersome functionalities.
After observing an increase in the daily downloads, I decided to make a premium version and build a small site to sell it (using the amazing Easy Digital Downloads plugin). At the time, the plugin was priced $1.99 and sold very quickly.
5 years later, wpdarko.com is a successful plugin selling business.
WP Darko is a small team, among which are WordPress developers, designers, a marketing manager and an accountant. We have several external advisors but none of the work is outsourced.
With many big names and plugin stores out there we are definitely not one of the biggest but WP Darko is very healthy and has several top ranking plugins on WordPress.org. We are still young and growing everyday.
WP Darko has created and still maintains 7 WordPress plugins. Two of them are completely free (User Access Shortcodes, Grid Shortcodes) while others have premium versions (Team Members, Responsive Pricing Table, Top Bar, Responsive Tabs, Responsive Testimonials).
Our products have been downloaded approximately 650k+ times. They are all up to date and well maintained. We have answered around 2.5k support requests and received 100+ positive reviews as well as constant feedback from the support platform.
Most of our visitors are WordPress users, some arrive to our site directly from their WordPress dashboard due to the nature of our products. Most of them speak English, predominently from the U.S but also the E.U. and other parts of the world.
We have chosen to go the Subscription billing way with our store as we believe that it’s where things are moving and it’s required in order to provide constant updates and quality support to our customers.
Each product has two license types (Single and Unlimited) that cost from $16 to $49 depending on the plugin and the license chosen. We also have a bundle option including all of our plugins.
Our plugins are exclusively sold on wpdarko.com. True story, five years ago we contacted Envato to publish our first plugin to their platform (Responsive Pricing Table) and we received a negative answer, saying that there were "too many of these already".
Thanks to them we now run a successful online store, without giving astronomical commissions to any third-party platforms. Launching wpdarko.com was the best move to date.
The most important thing to us is user satisfaction. This may sound like a cliché but we honest to God mean it!
Here is what we do to ensure your total satisfaction:
Check out a few things we’ve said that we would love to be quoted on.