The Enterprise

Tech jargon and analysts with acronyms. Buzzwords and ranking voodoo. Where does WordPress fit in the enterprise tech industry? A guide for the genuinely curious or perplexed. Estimated reading time: 7 minutes From the mid-2000s to 2010s I was doing a lot of freelancing. Some of it was purely consultative, like writing RFPs and evaluating… Continue reading The Enterprise

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

2022’s CMS Market Share Report – Latest Trends and Usage Stats

Are you looking for the latest CMS market share trends and usage stats? These statistics can help you better understand the CMS market so you can choose the best CMS for your needs. Or you might even learn something new about your favorite content management system. In this CMS market share report, we’ve collected the… Continue reading 2022’s CMS Market Share Report – Latest Trends and Usage Stats

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Design & Development Around the Web WP Cloud • Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block • Accessibility-Ready Themes • Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation • W3.CSS • WP Plugin Compare • Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? • Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly • Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you… Continue reading WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Managing WordPress Dev Environments with WP-CLI and Robo

Delicious Brains has a new tutorial about Managing WordPress Dev Environments with WP-CLI and Robo that’s worth a look. Robo is an open-source task runner like Gulp and Grunt using PHP instead of JavaScript. It’s used by Drupal‘s Drush, that project’s equivalent of WP-CLI. This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress… Continue reading Managing WordPress Dev Environments with WP-CLI and Robo

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?