Please Steal These Ideas
Creators, reply to this thread with all sorts of ideas that the different Wordpress developers in the community might be interested in implementing.
Developers, feel free to run with any of these, engage, ask more questions, and see which of these work for your projects.
We’ll keep it all in one thread so it’s easier to see each other’s thoughts in one place and “upvote” one another with the likes feature.
Patreon’s Wordpress Philosophy: “Leave Room”
Our intention with the free, basic Patreon Wordpress Plugin is in fact to keep it a very basic plugin, to leave room for developers to extend because of the wide diversity of creators and WordPress usage out there.
Our vision is that the core free plugin is what everyone can install, and then pick and choose additional plugins that build off of that in the same Wordpress installation. We’ll be working on some guides on how to do this as well.
One successful example of this is https://www.patreon.com/apps/patronpluginpro by @codebard (who also is helping build and maintain the free plugin) that I highly recommend trying - it’s a paid/advanced plugin that works very well together with our core free plugin and adds a lot of the features some creators have asked for.
I hope that helps understand our vision for the core free plugin and how to make it most useful to the wide variety of content and membership businesses on Patreon.