There is one thing I learned the hard way and that was providing a rubbish free edition. I mean, not enough features and at one point I thought it was alright to provide a free edition that does nothing.
Now, considering the number of premium plugins you can download that require you to activate by API. I thought that would be fine. But, WordPress removed my older free edition after a complaint was made. In my eyes they are encouraging developers to use WordPress.org to get easy traffic. They can release a plugin that does very little and get traffic to their site by asking users to visit their pages if they want the key in order to use the plugin.
That is not something I wish to do, ever. No API that prevents the use of all features, maybe just the more advanced premium ones.
Question is, what free features should I provided?
Please let me know what you think. I want to provide a newer free edition before the end of 2011. It will probably be the final release not including any tweaks or small changes. I'm talking entire features or abilities. What should the free edition have and what should it not have?
I want to provide a free edition that is suitable for small projects and less professional users. Professional users usually require a lot of advanced features that require a lot of support, even if they don't know it yet. The free edition simply has to be a good post creator for those not too worried about perfect SEO, content spinning, building cool designs or merging records together etc.
So, what do you want in a, standard sort of importer?