As the title states, this was the week when WPLift changed owner. Oli and I have been working very hard to get me up to speed on everything that is WPLift. That is a LOT… As Oli poured his soul into this website for over 6 years . But first things first. Let me give you a proper introduction of myself. As I have been hearing a lot of people wondering who the new buyer is…

My name is Daan Tol – I’m an 34 year old Dutch online freelancer, with 7 years of WordPress experience.

Am I a die hard WordPress coder? No. I’m a guy who has installed dozens of plugins and themes into many WordPress installs to check out new designs, functions, connections, SEO improvements, etc. etc. You can say that I have a bit a knack for finding cool plugins and nice themes.

Why did I buy WPLift? I was looking to become more of an entrepreneur than a freelancer. This website gives me more freedom to make my own choices, instead of doing what my clients want. It is a large investment, not one without risks, but I’m in it for the long run and will do my utmost to make it succeed. Oli has created a great blog, and I feel it as my duty to maintain that quality.

So here we go – as usual – the overview of the week for you guys.

WordPress News and Articles

Tutorials and How-Tos

Resources & Freebies


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Daan Tol is an online freelancer from the Netherlands. I am the owner of WPLift and TOL e-commerce. I love to test out new software, plugins, themes!

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21 Comments

  1. Oli Dale

    Well done Daan – You have been thoroughly professional, I am certain that WPLift is in good hands. Wishing you all the best for the future and excited to see the direction you take the site in :)

  2. Congrats Daan. Much respect for taking a risk to do more of what you love.

    I was in a similar place a year ago, frustrated by how my clients always seemed to control my days.

    Oli, thanks for everything you’ve done to make WP Lift an incredible resource. I’m excited to see a fresh perspective.

  3. Congratulations Daan, you certainly have selected an excellent site to move forward with your plans and I’m already excited to see what you’ve planned for WPLift.

  4. Congrats Daan, Oli did a great job and I’m sure you will keep publishing awesome stuff :)

  5. Welkom Daan! We volgen het op de voet.

  6. Congrats both of you, Dan and Oli!
    I was there where you are right now, when you feel like getting into products and moving away from freelancing for a bit. Anywho, looking forward to what WPLift has to offer in the near future.

  7. Great choice and much success on your new journey. I enjoy reading the posts here, and I’m sure I’ll continue to do so in the future. Good luck!

  8. Thanks everyone for a warm welcome!

  9. Hey Daan, congratulations for the great decision, I felt your words about having freedom to do your business, I’ve been there!

  10. Sebastian

    Wellcome. I am excited to see what’s you next steps are.
    Greetings from Germany

  11. bRionZ

    I see you on Flippa Daan, and also Oli >.<

    I am very happy to visit here to find some reference about how to make better wordpress. I'm just learning as wesite flipper. And I also really want to be frelancer the best for my client. Please share your experience as a freelancer here Daan, I think it would be very useful for many people.

    Very appropriate decision because you have bought this website, you are very fit to win the great battle.

    congratulations and goodluck.

    Cheers,

    BRIONZ

  12. Hi Daan,

    Congratulations on acquiring one of the best WP blogs around :)

    A small typo report for you:

    “As Oli poored his soul into this website for over 6 years” – I assume that should be “poured” not “poored” :)

    Ed

  13. Hi Dann,

    All the best with WP Lift, looking forward to seeing what is to come.

    Good luck!

  14. Daan,

    Congratulations and many years! You’ve certainly hit the ground running with this first post.

    I’m looking forward to leveraging your efforts for my profit and yours.

    Best regards,

    : DJ

  15. Congratulations Daan! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the site!

  16. Congratulations Daan, Gefeliciteerd!

  17. Congrats Dan! Looking forward to reading WPLift more and more :)

  18. Wish you all the very best, Dan !
    I have always loved the way Oli managed WPLift – am sure you will do a great job too :-)

  19. Ataul Ghani

    Great! Congratulations Daan! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the site!

  20. Congratulations Daan!
    Greetings from Iran

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