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

What is WP Cloud?

WP Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on the hosting infrastructure that’s behind WP.com, Pressable, and WordPress VIP with GridPane soon to follow. Agencies that want to white label their client hosting are ideal customers for WP Cloud via GridPane. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes WP Cloud has been flying under the… Continue reading What is WP Cloud?

WordPress Core Contributor Stats: 19.9% Sponsored for 6.0 Release

Chuck Grimmet, who is on Automattic‘s Special Projects team for WordPress.com, “did some data exploration around WordPress core contributors and the companies they work for.” Chuck breaks down the data in detail with several tables on his blog. I did some data exploration around #WordPress core contributors and the companies they work for. https://t.co/L4G4IXmREy —… Continue reading WordPress Core Contributor Stats: 19.9% Sponsored for 6.0 Release

Management Code: Management Skills for Female Creative Agency Owners

Natasha Golinsky has launched a Facebook group for women who own creative agencies: Management Code: Management Skills for Female Creative Agency Owners. Natasha Golinsky @ProjectsPurpose has started a Facebook group — Management Code: Management Skills for Female Creative Agency Owners: https://t.co/ceZDh7iqUa — Post Status (@post_status) September 28, 2022 This article was published at Post Status… Continue reading Management Code: Management Skills for Female Creative Agency Owners

The Unofficial Directory of WordPress WBEs

Last week, Steve Burge asked on Twitter, “how many female-run WordPress companies are there?” A big list emerged in the replies: Question: how many female-run WordPress companies are there? I can think of these:– @GoWPservices – @OSTraining – @convesio @yoast was for a while.Am I missing any more? — Steve Burge (@SteveJBurge) September 13, 2022… Continue reading The Unofficial Directory of WordPress WBEs

Patchstack Partners with Hostinger

In the run-up to WCUS, I missed out on mentioning Patchstack has partnered with Hostinger to offer their customers a proactive security monitoring and update tool. Hostinger CMO Daugirdas Jankas explains how that tool works, thanks to Patchstack’s vulnerability database. The database is constantly updated by a community of security researchers formerly called the Patchstack… Continue reading Patchstack Partners with Hostinger

First of the Independents

It’s a great time for WordPress agencies and product companies of any size Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions isn’t the only big business story in WordPress. Partnerships are increasing too. Founders investing in founders. Product companies and agencies expanding their own ecosystems. Informal partnerships to protect common interests. There are a lot of ways to… Continue reading First of the Independents

Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Vito Peleg, Atarim‘s cofounder and CEO, explains how he “cracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Alex Denning on the launch of Ellipsis‘ Weather Report: “We’ve never had this insight before, and it is exciting and terrifying to bring this kind of ‘live’ view… Continue reading Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

The Ellipsis Weather Report is Live

Every week, Ellipsis’ Weather Report will show how much WordPress and WooCommerce search and advertiser activity has increased or dropped relative to the previous week. By watching these two trendlines, you can gauge whether your own search and sales trends are performing in line with the industry at large. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes A… Continue reading The Ellipsis Weather Report is Live