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.

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Project Scope:

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

Location Description
onepagelove.com One Page Love home page
onepagelove.com/gallery Website inspiration (over 7000 One Page websites collected since 2008)
onepagelove.com/refs Website design references (eg. team sections)
onepagelove.com/templates Website templates (around 350 free and premium, majority not built by OPL)
onepagelove.com/podcast Yo! Podcast hosted by me, Rob
onepagelove.com/articles 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 Audio Transcription Speechpad Approximate amount per month for Yo! Podcast audio to text transcription
$15 Email Marketing EmailOctopus Newsletter sent 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 Search Plugin SearchWP WordPress suggestive AJAX search plugin. Shared with Email Love on the $119/year Pro 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
$243/mo      

Website Content

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

Inspiration References Templates Podcasts Articles
7048 22 339 8 136

Building One Page 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

Launches and noteworthy features

Date Milestone Link
04.09.2019 Official launch of sister-site Email Love Blog
30.08.2019 Suggestive AJAX search now integrated with SearchWP Visit
23.08.2019 Added new (coffee) donation page Visit
22.08.2019 Soft-launch of design references like team sections Visit
01.08.2019 Beta launch of sister-site Email Love Blog
20.03.2019 Launch of the One Page Love v3 with new red branding Blog
13.03.2019 Archive thumbnails now include longer screenshots  
15.02.2019 Introduced mobile-only navigation  
14.02.2019 New Podcast category Visit
12.02.2019 Archives now infinite scroll  

Still sorting these below into table above, just extracting the bigger milestones for the table.

2018

  • 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.

2017

  • 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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2009 – 2011

  • Not much

2008