Wordpress

Tips for finding Wordpress beta testers?

Zachary Swetz Technology, marketing and startups.

April 27th, 2016

Hi all!

I'm developing a Wordpress plugin primarily targeting news, sports or content based sites. (The plugin automates a/b testing in real time)

Any tips for finding beta testers who can give valuable feedback?

Art Graham Digital Media - Consulting | Project Management

April 27th, 2016

There is a Wordpress group on Facebook that you may want to join and make your beta offer. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AllAboutWP/1212343705444077/ You can see the rules of the group in the pinned post at top. I know the group owner. Play nice. AG ᐧ

David McKeen

April 27th, 2016

I'd be interested.

Zachary Swetz Technology, marketing and startups.

April 27th, 2016

Hi David, Great to hear! What email would be the best to contact you at? Mine is Zachary dot swetz @ gmail dot com Best, Zach

Ryan Jarrett Lead WordPress Developer at News UK

April 28th, 2016

I agree with Art - social media is your friend! There are quite a few Facebook WordPress groups, some for devs, some for content owners, some for beginners, etc. which may be worth pitching in. Take a look at them, check out the recent posts and the group rules and post in the most relevant.

Or even ask the same question in those groups - there are plugin developers there too who most likely have been in the same position and might know of a better way to find beta testers.

Twitter might be worthwhile too - include relevant hashtags. #wordpress is a must - there are some WordPress aggregator bots that retweet anything with a #wordpress (personally I tend to hide these bots as they tweet too much, others find them useful).

Finally, check out your local area for any WordPress meetups you can attend. There is a great monthly meetup in London which has a fantastic community spirit and feeds back into the great WordPress ecosystem, so casting stones into that pond (albeit local to you) might create a big enough ripple to create some traction for you.

Ray Sidney-Smith

April 28th, 2016

You could find the most popular A/B testing plugins on the WordPress directory and comment there (appropriately) to engage others in what they're looking for in your niche plugin. This will undoubtedly expose you to beta testers.

Anthony Miller

April 28th, 2016

We host a multitude of sites. Are own site is WP. I could be interested in trying out your beta.