What a year! 2023 was full of major changes and challenges for us, but it was hands down one of the most rewarding years we’ve had so far! From transitioning to Melapress to sponsoring WordCamp Europe in Athens and meeting you in person, picking one highlight is hard. Everything we’ve accomplished was thanks to our incredible and hard-working team and the trust of you, our customers.
In this post, we will look at some of our proudest moments and highlights from last year and a short snap of what you should expect from us in 2024.
Rebranding to Melapress
We kicked off the year with a significant transformation, rebranding to Melapress. This marked a new chapter in our journey, emphasizing our commitment to providing top-notch WordPress plugins, making it easier for you to find your WordPress solution in one website. Read more about our rebranding here.
WordCamp Europe Sponsorship
Melapress proudly sponsored WordCamp Europe in Athens, a testament to our dedication to the global WordPress community. Explore our WordCamp Europe 2023 recap to catch a glimpse of the event.
New features and benefits
Throughout 2023, our plugins received a total of 22 updates, adding new features, performance improvements, and enhanced user experiences.
WP Activity Log
Number of updates: 6
|Core refactoring for enhanced speed and efficiency
|Improved performance, ensuring a faster and more efficient user experience
|Introduction of free-text-based search in the free edition to give back to the community
|Enhanced usability with a community-focused feature, making the plugin more accessible to users
Number of updates: 4
|Addition of SMS 2FA through Twilio
|Strengthened security with an additional authentication layer via SMS, enhancing user account protection
|One-click 2FA integration with WooCommerce
|Seamless integration for WooCommerce users, simplifying the implementation of two-factor authentication
|Major performance improvements, making it scalable for websites with thousands of users
|Scalability enhancements ensure a smooth user experience, even for websites with large user bases
Number of updates: 6
|Pioneered Google reCAPTCHA v3 failover, reducing false negatives
|Reduced instances of false negatives, improving user access and minimizing unnecessary disruptions
|First plugin to support multiple CAPTCHA service providers: Google reCAPTCHA, hCaptcha, and CloudFlare Turnstile
|Increased flexibility and compatibility by supporting various CAPTCHA providers, enhancing overall website security
Melapress Login Security
Number of updates: 6
|Launch of a new free plugin, previously available only as premium
|Increased accessibility with the introduction of a free version, catering to a broader user base
|Introduction of User Login Time policy
|Enhanced security measures with the ability to restrict user login times, providing greater control over access
|Out-of-the-box support for third-party plugins with one-click integration: Memberpress, WooCommerce, Ultimate Member
|Seamless integration with popular third-party plugins, simplifying setup and enhancing compatibility with other tools
We reached new heights thanks to your continuous support and trust in our plugins. Hundreds of thousands of companies have used our WordPress plugins.
Giving back to the community
One of our priorities in Melapress is actively engaging with and supporting our community. This is why we offer free plugins like Admin Notices Manager, which reached 3,000 installs, and Website File Changes Monitor, which reached 8,000 installs. These tools are our way of giving back to the WordPress community.
In 2023, we received close to 7,000 tickets. The average resolution took just 2.2 days from when the ticket was opened. Furthermore, 55% of all tickets were resolved on the first reply, with 60% of all tickets replied to in less than eight hours.
What’s in store for 2024
While we celebrate the achievements of 2023, we’re thrilled to announce that 2024 holds even greater promises. Stay tuned for exciting updates, new plugins, and innovations that will elevate your WordPress experience.
As we conclude this recap, the Melapress team extends heartfelt gratitude to our users, partners, and the entire WordPress community. Your support has been instrumental in our success, and we look forward to another year of collaboration, growth, and exceptional WordPress experiences. Cheers to a fantastic 2024!