Connect freemium plugins to premium extension sales?

Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo: 1) Ensure all search results are relevant. 2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface. 3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Justin Labadie from SlickRemix left a helpful comment that adds an interesting idea to the mix… Continue reading Connect freemium plugins to premium extension sales?

Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

Good ideas for the future of data disclosed to plugin authors using the wordpress.org repository: Let’s take this discussion somewhere else! Identify surges of unhappy users reacting to a bad release. Use pageview analytics to estimate total potential user interest and conversion rates. Assess a plugin’s performance with the .org search algorithm, the quality of… Continue reading Five takes on helpful plugin stats and insights

Does WordPress.org Data Belong to the WordPress Community? Should It?

Today WP Watercooler sought Solutions to the Active Growth Problem. In a pointed but respectful conversation moderated but Sé Reed, the Watercooler crew got one new detail from Otto about the decision to remove the active install charts: it was made months ago. How should the data collected by WordPress.org be understood, as a basis… Continue reading Does WordPress.org Data Belong to the WordPress Community? Should It?

Over, Under, Around, and Through

WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be… Continue reading Over, Under, Around, and Through

Why the WordPress.org growth charts might not matter

In 2019-20, only four plugins entered the space and broke into the upper tiers. These were Site Kit for Google, Facebook for WooCommerce, Creative Mail for WordPress and WooCommerce, and Google Ads and Marketing by Kliken. Has the WordPress.org repository become a closed shop, a tapped-out ecosystem where the winners have taken all? Here are… Continue reading Why the WordPress.org growth charts might not matter

Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

What plugin owner has not felt the pain of an extraordinarily busy support forum? Till is up to (wait for it..) 5-10 minutes a day on support — which he aims to decrease. How? Testing to ensure the highest quality. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Nexcess is the latest host to adopt Till Krüss‘s Object… Continue reading Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

Trust Issues

Our WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 Cory Miller asks, “What can we do to better support our plugin developers and product owners?” Katie Keith offers some clues with the story of her WordPress/WooCommerce agency and product shop, Barn2 Plugins. Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green talk about microaggressions, the Active Install… Continue reading Trust Issues

Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security

Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web for the Week of October 3 Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space this past week. As I look around the Post Status Slack and the chatter on Twitter, this week has been filled with conversations emphasizing… Continue reading Diversifying Revenue, the 50% Coding / 50% Marketing Lifecycle, Active Install Clawback, and Turbo Admin