First of the Independents

It’s a great time for WordPress agencies and product companies of any size Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions isn’t the only big business story in WordPress. Partnerships are increasing too. Founders investing in founders. Product companies and agencies expanding their own ecosystems. Informal partnerships to protect common interests. There are a lot of ways to… Continue reading First of the Independents

Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Vito Peleg, Atarim‘s cofounder and CEO, explains how he “cracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Alex Denning on the launch of Ellipsis‘ Weather Report: “We’ve never had this insight before, and it is exciting and terrifying to bring this kind of ‘live’ view… Continue reading Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

The Post Status Member Spotlight turns onto Tom Greenwood this week. The WordPress community conversation about accessibility at WordCamps continues on Twitter, WP Builds, Post Status Draft, and Post Status Excerpt. Let’s have WordPress Accessibility for All! Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Post Status Member Spotlight: Tom Greenwood Tom Greenwood is the co-founder and Managing… Continue reading WordPress Community News Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Post Status Excerpt (No. 69) — WCUS Afterthoughts, Accessibility, and Pay Transparency

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

Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people… Continue reading Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

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

Agency Business Brief for the Week of September 12

WordPress Founders Invest in Atarim • Gridpane and Automattic Team Up to Serve Agencies • Salary Transparency — Why Not? • Learning Together in Post Status Slack: Adobe’s Figma Acquisition and PayPal vs. Stripe Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Founders Invest in Atarim Just before WCUS, Vito Peleg announced Atarim has completed its first funding… Continue reading Agency Business Brief for the Week of September 12

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WordCamps

Will DEI become a formal role for WordCamp organizers? We can do it! Here’s @Stratacomm: Thank you for bringing this message to WordCamp, @camikaos: “If you’re not being intentionally inclusive, you are being unintentionally exclusive. … DEI work is *your* job… it’s never going to feel comfortable for you.” #WCUS Because: “Oftentimes, I hear in… Continue reading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WordCamps

5 Days Without a Shower

That smell at WordCamp? That was me.  You might be wondering how I ended up that way. It’s a tale of disability and inaccessibility.  To be fair, I had a wonderful time at WCUS 2022. People were amazing. My Post Status team was awesome. My StellarWP team was awesome. Seeing people I hadn’t seen in… Continue reading 5 Days Without a Shower