If your environment is not in your hands on specific time the CI web based editor can help you to make it happen and fix urgent bugs, test them and release them to alpha stage. Latest source code is based on git and can be committed and pushed to your repository in seconds. You can chose what you want to use: your personal IDE or CI web based editor which provide testing abilities of your plugins/theme without having complex environments in place for each project.
Stay in touch with your clients, manage testing stages and see details of what plugins or themes each user have bought
You can easily integrate with your custom selling platform like Easy Digital Downloads or embed the platform widget that provide the packages and selling platform on your own website using your own implementation of payment system. This is a basic flow just to adapt with your own selling way. We plan to create our own selling system and things are more simple then.
Nothing is more important then measure how things are going on. Stats page provide info for each plugin and release for knowing exactly if you are on the right path with your plugins and themes. Based on statistics you can proper act on next decision mostly like lean methodologies
Ensure quality of plugins and themes trough continuous deployments using WordPress CI and testing stages. Once your issue or feature is done you can simply release the actual source code in alpha staging. If your alpha stage clients does not report any issue the version can go forward to beta stage to a larger group of clients to increase changes of finding an issue. In the end when time comes to spread the word about new features the public stage will be the last one.
When releases hits the public stage there is a need to fix issues in a pleasant way. CI offers a integrated support platform to fix issues when occurs in any stage of release cycle. During commits you can add tags to the commit message and automatically will inform users when fix is deployed in their testing stage.