Today we are announcing new features for Clef that are built specifically for professional developers. Freelancers and agencies have been using Clef since the WordPress plugin was first built by David Michael Ross, a 10up engineer, last year. Over the last few months, and especially since releasing Clef 2.0, we’ve seen a drastic increase in the number of professionals using Clef and have gotten a lot of feedback about the extra tools that would be useful for these power users.
The new Professional tiers will give freelancers and agencies better tools to customize Clef logins, team management tools for production and development sites, priority support, and a completely ad-free experience.
As a part of this release, we’re also rolling out a small ad below the Clef Wave on new sites. If you want to check out how these ads look, just visit our demo site and click the login button! This helps ensure that we can continue to provide free, secure logins to everyone. An individual site can get rid of the ad forever for a one time fee or by including the Clef badge in their footer.
Clef is dedicated to our users privacy and we will never use tracking ads anywhere on Clef. These ads are carefully curated from WordPress services we love and already recommend to our customers. Every site that already uses Clef has been upgraded to Clef Plus, so only new sites will see ads. In addition, any agency or freelancer who was using Clef before today is eligible for a free year of the premium tier. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up.
A few weeks ago we announced Clef 2.0 to make easier to set up and use. As Clef continues to mature, the tools supporting Clef and our users will too. We have a lot more great improvements in the pipeline, and we’re very excited about getting rid of more passwords.
Some questions and answers about this upgrade
1. Do the ads interfere with Clef Wave scanning?
No! Definitely not. If you want to see how the ads look, visit demo.getclef.com and log in. We hand curate all of the advertisers and make the ads unobtrusive and beautiful (if ads can be beautiful).
2. Are ads only about things related to WordPress?
Almost exclusively. Right now, we’re also advertising Clef t-shirts (buy one!) and in future, we may add other non-WordPress ads, but they will always be tasteful.
3. How noticeable are these ads?
Noticeable, but we hope they aren’t bad. Again, check them out at demo.getclef.com.
4. How much is the fee to get rid of these ads?
You can remove ads on a site forever for $29. You can also pay $19/month to remove ads on all of your sites.
5. What is “Easy Team Management” under the Agency pricing tier?
Essentially, we’re adding features that make setting up sites as a team much better. This will allow multiple Clef users to control a Clef application, enable inviting of new users, and make sharing with clients easy.
6. How much does Clef earn from these ads?
We can’t disclose the details, but our goal is just to earn enough to support the company.
7. Can you become a Clef advertising partner?
Yes! Interested in targeting thousands of highly engaged WordPress users? We’d love to get you set up! Email email@example.com and we’ll make it happen.