You can thank Philly for the world of Black Friday. The city of Brotherly Love seems to be where the name comes from. The Philadelphia police department gave it that name because of the massive amounts of traffic on the day following Thanksgiving. As you see in this snippet of a column from 1966 in the “The American Philatelist,”
JANUARY 1966 — “Black Friday” is the name which the Philadelphia Police
Department has given to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a
term of endearment to them. “Black Friday” officially opens the Christmas
shopping season in center city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams
and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to
There are other resources regarding Black Friday that give similar information including the one at History.com.
Black Friday has been a beacon for retailers because it starts the beginning of the holiday shopping season and usually results in retailers finishing the year in the black.
Back in 2005, the term Cyber Monday was coined by Ellen Davis, currently President, National Retail Federation Foundation and SVP, Research and Strategic Initiatives
I, like many of you, have spent many days working on Black Friday in retail. I don’t recommend it. In fact, working in retail during the holidays (including Black Friday) almost ruined Christmas for me.
These days the sales and the deals start on Black Friday, extend to Cyber Monday and throughout much of the holiday shopping season.
Today we are going to take a look at some Cyber Monday deals that MainWP users and WordPress professionals may be interested in taking advantage. Just to be clear, these links are direct to the site and are not affiliate links.
Cyber Monday Deals for use with MainWP Extensions
WP rocket 35% off for Black Friday
WP Time Capsule 10%
The Time Capsule extension is in Beta, but if you were planning on trying out WP Time Capsule, this might be the right time. Their Black Friday plan includes 10% off but it is unclear how long the sale is lasting.
Updraft Plus is having a sale that lasts through the end of November and some of those discounts are pretty nice. Each deal has a coupon code you will need to enter:
20% off Updraft Plus Premium
20% off MetaSlider Pro
30% off UpdraftClone Tokens
50% off UpdraftCentral
Use Updraft Plus with the MainWP extension to keep your websites backed up.
BackWPup 30% off
BackWPup is another popular backup plugin and they are offering 30% off. According to their website, the deals are good through November 26th. Take advantage of this backup plugin along with its MainWP extension to keep your websites backed up.
WooCommerce 30% off
WooCommerce is offering 30% off of everything through November 26. WooCommerce is a great way to get started managing your WordPress site care business along with MainWP. Take advantage of the WooCommerce Status extension and the WooCommerce Managed Client Reports extension along to integrate the power of WooCommerce with your MainWP business.
Yoast is offering 30% off
Finally, Yoast, the most popular SEO plugin, is offering 30% off all products, courses, eBooks, and conference tickets. Talk about a party. With the SEO Extension, you can simplify your setup across all your sites. It is unclear how long the deal lasts.
Wrapping it up
As with any sale, check with the vendor to verify the dates and any coupon codes to take advantage of these specials. MainWP has an extension for each company listed above. You may need to purchase a membership or the extensions individually.