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

Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

A little over a year ago, I cofounded Edupack with Nathan Monk and Matt Lees. Edupack endeavored to simplify Higher Ed website publishing with a single WordPress plugin. In our interviews, Higher Ed admins said they were overwhelmed by accessibility issues. Good accessibility tools are too expensive for most web teams. Cheaper tools do more… Continue reading Evolving Edupack: A One-Size Fits All Plugin Leads to an Accessibility Platform and Enhanced Agency Services

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

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

WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Craft your origin story • Pointed questions for devs to ask prospective employers • Strategies against Ageism • IBM’s a**hole test • Take a pass on a “fast-paced environment.” • WordPress Translation Day • Writing Tips for Engineers • Preventing burnout as a manager Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Walt Kania explains why you should… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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

Member Spotlight: Anne McCarthy

Anne McCarthy is a minimalistic, optimistic, and athletic nomad who enjoys photography, deep conversations, and thought-provoking questions. They stumbled into WordPress as a freshman in college in 2011 and never looked back. What do you enjoy most about working in WordPress? The doors it opens up for others to share their voice, find their people,…

Member Spotlight: Anne McCarthy

Anne McCarthy is a minimalistic, optimistic, and athletic nomad who enjoys photography, deep conversations, and thought provoking questions. They stumbled into WordPress as a freshman in college in 2011 and never looked back. What do you enjoy most about working in WordPress? The doors it opens up for others to share their voice, find their…