Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130

Sparked by Magne Ilsaas’s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion this week about the challenges of not having a well-defined brand and market for enterprise WordPress. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise… Continue reading Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130

WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129

James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how… Continue reading WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129

InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128

InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and… Continue reading InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128

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

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

Going from Agency to Products: The Story of Barn2 — Post Status Draft 125

From client services and agency work to a successful product business — Katie Keith tells Cory the Barn2 Plugins story in this episode of Post Status Draft. Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Katie and Andy Keith started out as a WordPress agency almost a decade ago and then tried to break into WordPress products, first… Continue reading Going from Agency to Products: The Story of Barn2 — Post Status Draft 125

WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences — Post Status Draft 124

There are always new people coming in, being embraced and accepted, and being shown the way. Cory Miller Cory and Michelle talk about their takeaways from WordCamp US. Highlights: The Post Status Huddle ahead of the conference. Areas to improve: Michelle explains her experience with some accessibility challenges. What everyone agrees on: we love getting… Continue reading WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences — Post Status Draft 124

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123

Mentor someone. Today! Don’t wait. Start today! Talk to people. Connect with them. Go on Twitter. Just 15 minutes a day. Tell them why this community is great. Make them want to join! Nyasha Green For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in… Continue reading Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123

Laura Nelson on WordPress and Email Marketing — Post Status Draft 122

Laura is the Marketing Manager at MailPoet — a popular email marketing plugin for WordPress. She’s been working in the WordPress space for the past eight years, with experience in both agency and in-house marketing teams. Laura Nelson and Cory Miller talk about creating content for email marketing. Sponsor: Gravity Forms Gravity Forms is a… Continue reading Laura Nelson on WordPress and Email Marketing — Post Status Draft 122