One Page Love Transparency

Currently being updated. Here are the monthly running costs so long that might be of value if youโ€™re considering building a similar site.

Transparency links

Project Scope:

Before breaking down the costs it will be good to understand the skeleton of the whole project.

Location Description One Page Love home page Website design inspiration (over 7000 references collected since 2008) Free and premium website templates (around 350, majority not built by OPL) Yo! Podcast hosted by me, Rob Website-related articles and round-ups

Running Costs:

Approximate figures based on recent invoices.

Cost/mo Item Provider Notes
$100 WordPress Hosting Flywheel Shared with Email Love and my personal website
$50 Image CDN IMGIX This is for archive & review screenshots + social share images
$20 Podcast Recording Zencastr In-browser interview recording software
$15 Email Marketing EmailOctopus Newsletter every two weeks
$15 Commerce SendOwl Online transactions for a few items on the site
$15 Music Epidemic Sound Royalty-free music for YouTube videos
$12 Podcast Hosting Simplecast Podcast hosting and distribution (legacy plan)
$5 Email G Suite One primary acc for rob@ then have a few aliases
$5 WordPress Form Plugin Gravity Forms All submission forms. Shared with Email Love on the $99/year legacy developer plan
$1 Domain & DNS Hover Amount averaged from $12/year

Website Content

Current content published (updated real time) but note I’ve removed hundreds of discontinued templates over the years.

Inspiration Templates Podcast Articles
7016 342 7 135

Building One Page Love Love series

Behind-the-scenes vids. Please let me know what else you want to see?

Date Topic
28.03.2018 3 Lessons Growing OPL from Side Project to Full Time Job

Useful links

Milestones and Updates


  • 01 Aug: Email Love sister-site soft launch
  • 20 Mar: Launch of OPLv3 design with new red branding
  • 18 Mar: Reverted layout of archives back to 3 columns (was testing 4)
  • 13 Mar: Archives now feature long screenshot previews + infinite scroll
  • 25 Feb: Changed archives to load 9 posts at a time (previously 12)
  • 15 Feb: Added new mobile-only navigation
  • 14 Feb: Published Yo! Podcast trailer episode
  • 14 Feb: Added new Podcast Category
  • 12 Feb: Rolled out infinite scroll archives
  • 17 Jan: Finally made a One Page Love Press Kit


  • 12 Dec: Moved Design Elements and Most Loved Round-Ups into a more global Round-Ups category
  • 11 Dec: Added browser frame around Round-Up websites (preview)
  • 28 Nov: IMGIX test run started for non-Retina image optimization
  • 08 Nov: Announced Email Love sister-site
  • 06 Oct: New double header design with AJAX search
  • 30 Jun: Fixed RSS Feed bug where images weren’t loading
  • 26 Jun: Start a new Coffee Vlog series here I plan to share behind-the-scenes building One Page Love and Yo!
  • 05 Jun: New thumbnail design in archives
  • 13 May: New website footer in place
  • 01 May: Reduced archive post count to 9 (was 12) to help reduce warnings of page size increases due to 12 images.
  • 09 Apr: Added broken link reporting to reviews meta block (example)
  • 28 Mar: Video celebrating 10yrs of One Page Love
  • 20 Mar: One Page Love turns 10
  • 01 Feb: Launched new weekly design and development YouTube show called Yo!
  • 17 Jan: New Template Submission landing page.


  • 21 Dec: All future templates listed now have video reviews (example)
  • 21 Dec: Added new Multipurpose Templates category
  • 12 Dec: One Page Love now on Instagram!
  • 08 Dec: Started adding video reviews to the best One Pagers (example)
  • 17 Nov: Removed 150+ templates that had broken demos or no longer supported
  • 24 Oct: Blogged How One Page Love Monetizes
  • 06 Oct: Changed all references to landing page to Landing Page on reviews
  • 05 Oct: Added new Design Elements blog sub-category to better browse Element round ups
  • 05 Oct: In the review meta box, added “Built Using X” if a CMS was used eg. WordPress
  • 03 Oct: Changed all references to one page to One Page on reviews :)
  • 27 Sep: Search now has an Inspiration, Article and Template category filter
  • 21 Sep: Started pruning old templates not updated within 2 years – the archive peaked at 471
  • 20 Sep: RSS Feed now includes full review link and direct website link
  • 18 Sep: Added more specific credits (eg. Illustrations by) to meta info box top-right on reviews
  • 18 Sep: Fixed bad stuck-navigation bug on Tablet and Mobile (since Aug 14)
  • 13 Sep: RSS Feed now has Retina-optimized images
  • 12 Sep: Big restructuring of architecture enforcing older images are all HTTPS
  • 07 Sep: Introduced new Screenshot Concierge service
  • 25 Aug: Modified top header navigation to stay fixed on scroll
  • 01 Jul: Added new ‘Finance‘ inspiration category
  • 29 Jun: Added new ‘One Page Blog‘ inspiration category
  • 21 Jun: Added new ‘Services’ main menu navigation
  • 16 Jun: Introduced new Feedback For Coffee service
  • 18 Feb: Renamed ‘Gallery’ main menu nav item to ‘Inspiration’
  • 18 Feb: Renamed ‘Blog’ main menu nav item to ‘Read’
  • 17 Feb: Killed SEO Plugin, custom coded all SEO, added social meta tags
  • 09 Feb: New big footer with newsletter sign up
  • 07 Feb: Started a slow roll out of Demo buttons on Template reviews
  • 23 Jan: Launched article/eBook 10 Quick Tips to tighten your Landing Page design






2009 – 2011

  • Not much