In this panel discussion, Michelle Frechette poses questions asked by the Post Status community about the benefits and how-to’s of sponsoring WordCamps. On the panel are Taco Verdonschot (Yoast), Katie Keith (Barn2), Drew Griswold (StellarWP), and Lincoln Islam (WPFunnels). Transcript ↓ Episode Highlights: The value of sponsoring WordCamps [00:01:08] Discussion on the experiences and benefits… Continue reading How to Make the Most of Sponsoring WordCamps
In this episode, Michelle Frechette, Director of Community Relations at Post Status, talks with Patrick Posner, Founder and Developer at Simply Static, about the importance of being open and approachable, creating opportunities for others to join conversations, and making space for new connections. They discuss various strategies for networking, such as using tools like Calendly… Continue reading An Interview with Patrick Posner: WCEU and More
WordPress User Experiences from DIY Builders to Enterprise Users This week in an article shared in Post Status Slack, Eric Karkovack suggested some ways to improve the WordPress user experience, especially for DIY users setting up a website for the first time. Some of the things Eric wants to see happen, like a standard interface… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) — Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?
This week I sat down again with Eric Karkovack to talk about the WordPress stories and topics that are on the top of our minds. Independently, we made nearly the same selections. There’s a single throughline in this episode — what works, what doesn’t, and what will take WordPress businesses forward in the product, agency,… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org
In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Dan and Ny take on three issues in the WordPress community that can threaten or impair trust while also revealing how foundational trust and healthy communication are: 1) racism and microaggressions, 2) the sudden removal and uncertain fate of the active install growth chart in the WordPress.org plugin… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 70) — Trust and Distrust: Microagressions, Active Install Growth Data for Plugins, and Open Source Security
WordCamp US, accessibility, disability, Ny’s “blood feud” with Uber, and salary transparency are the topics Dan Knauss and Nyasha Green take on this week for The Excerpt. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Dan and Ny talk about their WordCamp US experiences both good and bad. Their conversation focuses on accessibility and disability. Ny had an… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency
In this episode Dan and Ny are tired! — but excited about heading to their first WordCamp of any kind. They talk about the things they’re looking forward to seeing and doing at WCUS and in San Diego. Lots of interesting speakers and talks! Contributor day! Karaoke. Food comes up — a lot. Estimated reading… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 68) — On the Road to WordCamp US
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem? Estimated reading time: 38 minutes We’re not afraid… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) — What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
How do we give back? We all want a community of creativity, cooperation, and contribution — how do we get there? Estimated reading time: 42 minutes In this episode, Dan and Ny talk about WordPress and giving back. Giving, making, creating… Looking at the search results for “Make WordPress” and “the firehose” of Make WordPress… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 66) — What Does It Mean To Contribute To WordPress?
What’s it like to enter the WordPress community media space, especially as the editor of a publication with many voices, personalities, and perspectives? Estimated reading time: 38 minutes My friend and dialogue partner, Nyasha Green, is six months into her role as Editorial Director at MasterWP, so today we’re talking about what that’s been like… Continue reading Post Status Excerpt (No. 65) — How We Talk When We Talk About WordPress