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 UI references (eg. team sections)
onepagelove.com/templates Website templates (around 350 free and premium, majority not built by OPL)
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
$15 Email Marketing EmailOctopus Newsletter sent every two weeks
$15 Music Epidemic Sound Royalty-free music for YouTube videos
$10 Commerce Gumroad Online transactions for a few items on the site
$10 Social Media Management Later Shared with Email Love on the $20/month 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
$216/mo      

Website Content

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

Inspiration UI Refs Templates Articles
7143 37 343 151

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
29.12.2019 Added noteworthy content feed to main navigation
28.12.2019 Soft-launch of Author Profiles Visit
27.12.2019 Soft-launch of Typeface taxonomy Visit
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