It has been five years since Jupiter’s initial release, and today, it's powering almost 100k websites. But before I begin telling you about the new updates we’re rolling out, let me tell you how Jupiter was born.
Author: Babek Azimzade
You know that feeling you get when you and your team have finally found a solution to a problem you’ve been trying to solve for weeks?
In the last blog post on SaaS, we started a conversation with Mario Peshev, the CEO of Devrix, a company that along with many other services and products, creates SaaS powered by WordPress. There, he explained to us the benefits and challenges of WordPress-based SaaS not only from a business standpoint, but from the customer’s perspective as well.
A few months ago I posted an article that just started to scratch the surface of SaaS models. As I mentioned, the Artbees team has been contemplating what our products and services would look like with our current customers if it were to evolve to a SaaS.
Many site owners spend a lot of time trying to improve page load times, enhance SEO, and increase conversion rates. Caching plugins, faster servers, CDNs, and lighter and faster-to-load WordPress themes all help. But if you’re not optimizing your images, you’re missing out on one of the simplest, high-ROI ways to improve your SEO and increase page speed.
As we began to think about “what’s next for us, and for WordPress?” it was important for us to put ourselves in the shoes of the average user, as opposed to our professional developer experience.