We spent quite a bit of time thinking about how best to deliver Carrington Build to the community, and we settled on the following packages to satisfy the following general target audiences:
- FaveBusiness theme (for End Users) = $149 This is for bloggers, companies running business sites on WordPress, hobbiests, developers that want to implement for their personal sites, etc. – most people fall into this category. The FaveBusiness theme is a fantastic theme that works right out of the box for business sites, and includes Carrington Build to create rich, flexible pages. It supports child themes (it actually includes an example child theme) for easy customization. It also includes documentation, upgrades, usage support and monitored customer forum access for 1 year. I expect there will be many more commercial Carrington Build themes (from us and others) available soon. You can purchase the FaveBusiness theme in our store.
- Carrington Build (Single Site) = $299 This is for developers and consultants who are working on paid client projects. The expectation is that this cost will be passed along as part of the project cost – many WordPress professionals fall into this category. This amount is less than 1 day’s development at typical rates and is a unthinkable bargain for the end client (compared to the cost of creating multiple custom page templates, not to mention custom development of a system like Build). This is the edition to purchase if you are going to be making money by implementing Build in a website. It also includes developer documentation, upgrades, implementation support and monitored developer forum access for 1 year. You can purchase Carrington Build (Single Site) in our store.
- Carrington Build (Unlimited Sites) = $999 For developers wishing to use Carrington Build over and over again on paid client projects without incurring additional fees or costs. It also includes developer documentation, upgrades, implementation support and monitored developer forum access for 1 year. You can purchase Carrington Build (Unlimited Sites) in our store.
- Carrington Build Royalty Edition = $15 or 10%/sale This is for commercial theme and plugin developers who wish to include Carrington Build in their generally available public commercial offerings. There are no up-front costs, you simply pay the greater of $15 or 10% of the product sticker price for each distribution. When your themes and plugins do well, we both win. We support our royalty edition partners in our developer forums to make sure their integrations and offerings are the best they can be. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring this relationship.
If you aren’t sure if you need the Single/Unlimited Site Package vs. the Royalty Edition, here is are some simple tests:
- Does a client engage with you to create a website for them? Single Site or Unlimited Sites
- Do you sell themes on your website and allow your customers to pay for them and download them directly? Royalty Edition
- Do you sell a theme to a customer but then also provide consulting and development services to integrate that theme into a larger site solution for them? Single Site or Unlimited Sites
- Do you sell a hosted solution that allows some the customer to do some individual configuration but you don’t provide per-customer consulting or development services to them? Royalty Edition
We provide great support in our actively monitored forums. We have end-user forums for each of our themes and developer forums for our developer and royalty edition customers. Developer and royalty edition customers also have access to our developer documentation and reference implementations.