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?
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 has been released for testing. SpinupWP has had some nice updates lately, and they’ve launched a really nice community forum space at community.spinupwp.com using Circle — circle.so. Dollie 2.0 is two and a half years after its launch. Dollie bills itself as a “Cloud Platform Builder for the WordPress community”… Continue reading Shiny New Releases
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?
Who is not using Local? Is it an Open Web tool? Let’s review some “Local history” and consider where WP Engine’s popular developer tools could be headed. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes DesktopServer: The end of an era and the beginning of a new one Once upon a time, I used XAMP. Then I used… Continue reading Local Development Tools and the Open Web
Who is not using Local? Is it an Open Web tool? Let’s review some “Local history” and consider where WP Engine’s popular developer tools could be headed. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Once upon a time, I used XAMP. Then I used Desktop Server. I liked it and soon bought into a subscription. It was… Continue reading Local Development Tools and the Open Web