Interview with Product Lead Robert Jacobi at Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting— Post Status Draft 131

Director of WordPress at Cloudways, Robert Jacobi, talks about WordPress and their WordPress hosting products in this interview with Post Status Publisher Cory Miller. Estimated reading time: 31 minutes Transcript ↓ Robert Jacobi shares his work as the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, or to put it simply-strategy, partnerships, and product marketing. After working for… Continue reading Interview with Product Lead Robert Jacobi at Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting— Post Status Draft 131

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today. Estimated reading time: 44 minutes Back in August, I had… Continue reading Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?

Rob Howard built the MasterWP merch store as quickly as possible with WooCommerce, and then he assessed the relative difficulty of building with Woo rather than Shopify. His conclusion? A high-end WP developer [i.e., Rob] needed half a day to do something that could have been accomplished in a matter of minutes on Shopify… and… Continue reading WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

How to hire or build a diverse team with @Piccia and @UnderRepdInTech • @BobWP on FftF • @heyadamsilver reviews @ForumWP on @kitchensinkwp • @MasterWP on burnout and breaks w/ @Ny_the_Creator • The All Star FSE Outreach Team has a Hallway Hangout on block theming • @TheWPMinute with all the news in 3 minutes and 46… Continue reading Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

Is this a WordPress Acquisition?

DigitalOcean buys Cloudways for $350 million in cash DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on “digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress.” Estimated reading time: 2 minutes “Is this a WordPress acquisition?” That question led some discussion in Post Status Slack this… Continue reading Is this a WordPress Acquisition?

CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

Acquired in January, CSS-Tricks founder Chris Coyier, who was also a member here, ran that publication for 15 years before capitalizing on search traffic to sell to Digital Ocean — for $4 million (USD). They Got Acquired got that number and a few others from Chris recently: 88 million pageviews 91,000 newsletter subscribers 6,500 articles,… Continue reading CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M

Acquired in January, CSS-Tricks founder Chris Coyier, who was also a member here, ran that publication for 15 years before capitalizing on search traffic to sell to Digital Ocean — for $4 million (USD). They Got Acquired got that number and a few others from Chris recently: 88 million pageviews 91,000 newsletter subscribers 6,500 articles,… Continue reading CSS Tricks Sale Price: $4M