Shane and Peter move sales of Events Calendar Pro away from CodeCanyon

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We missed this one back when it happened (bad, bad WPCandy) but I think it’s still worth reporting. Shane and Peter, a web consultancy based out of California develops a commercial WordPress plugin called Events Calendar Pro. For the last year it has been one of the most popular plugins selling exclusively on CodeCanyon. But as of January 1, 2012, Shane and Peter will run all sales and support for Events Calendar Pro entirely through their own website.

Rob La Gatta, Shane and Peter’s project manager who posted the news back in August, said little about the reasons for moving away from CodeCanyon, except that “it’s time”:

It’s been a great year selling ECP through the marketplace and we are extremely grateful for all of Envato’s support and encouragement. Now it’s time to take that next step and begin selling the product ourselves.

Shane and Peter will offer a discounted rate for Events Calendar Pro 1.3.2 users interested in upgrading to 2.0 when they release it on their site. In order to be eligible for the discount, however, you must be on Shane and Peter’s mailing list.

Events Calendar Pro 2.0 is up for a beta release any day now (on a new product site, no less), with an update to the free Events Calendar plugin (now with over 114,000 downloads in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory) will be on its way this month too.

Have you ever used The Events Calendar plugin, or its paid “Pro” counterpart? What do you think of Shane and Peter moving primary sales and support over to their site? Do you think it will affect sales in any dramatic way?

7 thoughts on “Shane and Peter move sales of Events Calendar Pro away from CodeCanyon

  1. Wishing the best for Shane, Peter and Reid. Lots of folks in WordPress community have helped and inspired me over the years, and that certainly includes S, P, and R. I encourage people to check out their events calendar plugin. Shane, Peter and Reid create awesome work which always looks stunning.

  2. We bundle this plugin as part of the Charity Theme and have been extremely pleased with it so far. This is a logical move to keep the product under their control and make it easier to push out new releases, provide better support and change prices as needed.

  3. Good move. I think CodeCanyon is ideal for smaller plugins. But more advanced functionality demands being treated like a real product. A real application. If you think as your product as a “plugin” then you have already failed.

  4. I’ve been using Events Calendar Pro for a while now to power various sites, and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs event management.

    Their customer support is also top-notch.

  5. Congrats on that!
    Also from a user view this is a good move because with CodeCanyon/Envato users normally DON’T get informed about new updates or other things going on. They have to do that on their own which is not a good way for such a bigger product like Carl mentioned above!

    Also the licensing at CodeCanyon can be quite confusing at times… I am willing to pay a bit more when I get update info and great service. I guess they’re just implementing this and I am curious how it all turns out soon 🙂

    Greetinx, Dave 🙂

  6. I’ve been beta testing the new pro vs. for some time now and absolutely love it. I believe it is a great move to get away from codecanyon to their own site. Support is already fantastic, and will only get better.

  7. As someone that has bought multiple plugins via CodeCanyon I can understand this move. Envato needs to sort their plugin marketplace out. It is not really well suited for updates and support.

    A standardised method of auto updating CodeCanyon plugins should be introduced. Having to track lots of different plugins is too time consuming and makes the plugins feel less than Premium.

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