By By WP-Sandbox
Launched in 2019 as a personal project, WP-Sandbox quickly became a reference point for many students and teachers around the world. With over 7,000 users, the service provided an opportunity to experiment with WordPress in a safe and supported environment. However, its growing popularity brought new challenges: competition increased, and maintaining a high-quality free service became increasingly demanding. The growing user base led to a higher demand for resources, both technically and humanly, which I won’t delve into here.
Most sandboxers were high school students, like colleges, or – in the case of Russia – as they write in their accounts: srednyaya shkola, or SOSH (as I wrote in another article, I have no idea what it means). This diversity made me proud and reminded me that, despite distances (not just geographically), we are united by our passion for WordPress 🙂
The decision to close was not easy, especially emotionally, but with new professional challenges on the horizon and the emergence of competitive services backed by large companies, it’s essential to do what’s best for me and my users. We don’t want to compromise the quality of the service I provided with so much love and dedication.
This service allowed me to expand and strengthen my background in WordPress and web copywriting. Observing the behavior and actions of hundreds of users, I learned something new every day, and for this, I want to thank everyone who decided to play, learn, and experiment in my pink sandbox.
I will miss WP-Sandbox a lot, but the experience gained with this tool will be the main lever to design and develop quality training courses in WordPress and Web Copywriting.