WordPress is People (Weekly Community Update)

Yes, of course WordPress is software. It’s code. It’s several different programming languages. It’s blocks. It’s the editor. Yes, it’s all of the technology.  But it’s people. It’s created by people. It’s used by people. It relies on people to move it forward, to modify it, to moderate it, and to build community around it.… Continue reading WordPress is People (Weekly Community Update)

WordPress Community Roundup

A New Home for the WordPress Community? It sounds like a tall order, but there it is: over at Ollie, Mike McAlister has proposed “a thought experiment and design concept” called OpenPress: What would it look like to start connecting millions of websites, users, and content that power half of the web in a more… Continue reading WordPress Community Roundup

WordPress Business Roundup for the Week of November 14

Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities  Facing Enterprise WordPress • Tom Lach on the costs of rapid growth — It’s not for everyone • The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor • Evolving Edupack — and Sunsetting It • and more… Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities … Continue reading WordPress Business Roundup for the Week of November 14

To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level… Continue reading To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

What AI and Automation Are — and Aren’t — Good For

Thoughts on how AI and automation can be enabling to individuals and help us all be part of our communities where human-to-human interaction is the best and most vital part. • We love our community on Twitter, but maybe that’s not where our community will be in the future. • Nev Harris is in our… Continue reading What AI and Automation Are — and Aren’t — Good For

A World of Ideas

Three quick things I want you to know about: Post Status, like WordPress, is a global community. And we’re making progress toward serving our entire community step by step. On Fridays now, you can join our European Member Huddle hosted by members Jason Rouet and Evangelia Pappa.  If you have Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, share those… Continue reading A World of Ideas

How Open Source is WordPress?

And how much weight does the community carry? Decision-by-committee is difficult enough, and decision-by-community is called an election. Surely there must be a way that we can gather information, keep the community informed, and move forward in a mutually-beneficial way. This week we’ve seen a lot of discussion around the Active Install Growth Chart in… Continue reading How Open Source is WordPress?

WordPress Biz Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Business News and Insights 2022 Web Almanac CMS findings • WP Cloud • Sponsored core contributor and sponsor data • WP Biz Dev • Female-Owned and Led WP Businesses • and more → Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 2022 Web Almanac CMS Report According to the CMS chapter of the just-released 2022 Web Almanac… Continue reading WordPress Biz Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022