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  1. Scott

    Does this hopefully mean that StudioPress Sites will be improved so that it fulfills its promise of making self-hosted WordPress sites as easy to build and maintain as Squarespace sites etc? Or is self-hosted WordPress too complicated for that to ever happen?

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  2. James

    I understand StudioPress Sites will be continually and aggressively be improved.

    But Rainmaker will have minimum improvements will be done with Rainmaker or any support desk improvement.

    Their top priority now is to create monthly revenue and Rainmaker is no longer the number 1 priority.

    It appears I will be canceling my Rainmaker subscription and go with StudioPress Sites which is their number 1 priority and will experience the greatest improvements.

    The big clue that Studiopress Sites will be a better choice than Rainmaker is in the quoted statement

    “StudioPress, Synthesis, Copyblogger, Authority, and DCI are not part of the deal and remain separate entities”.

    They are keeping the best and giving away much of their interest in Rainmaker.

    I owned Premise along time ago. We experienced the same thing. The only difference, they discontinued the development of Premise but appear not to be discontinuing Rainmaker development yet.

    I don’t know if they will discontinue the Rainmaker Platform product. It appears they have lost interest again and don’t feel they can make it much better. But again, the big clue is this statement.

    “StudioPress, Synthesis, Copyblogger, Authority, and DCI are not part of the deal and remain separate entities”.

    They are keeping the best and reducing their ownership in the less quality product.

    It will interesting to see if Chris Lema is changing his site and going with some other platform. I read somewhere he was.

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    • Scott

      Hi jhorn88, how do you know StudioPress Sites are going to be continually and aggressively improved? I’m not a WordPress or StudioPress Sites guru, but it looks to me like StudioPress Sites hasn’t been improved much if at all since being launched.

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      • James

        “Genesis is still in the hands of Nathan Rice, and he’s moving it forward at a faster pace than in years past when he had to divide time to work on Rainmaker. Now that he’s free from that, I’m excited to see where he takes the framework, which will continue to be a part of Rainmaker as well.”

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    • Keith Davis

      “I owned Premise along time ago. We experienced the same thing. The only difference, they discontinued the development of Premise but appear not to be discontinuing Rainmaker development yet.”

      Yes I bought Premise but it was discontinued before I started to use it on production sites.

      We live and learn :)

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