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

The WordPress Enterprise Paradox

“WordPress as a platform is putting us on the enterprise path. But what got us here is what makes us irrelevant,” says Magne Ilsaas, CEO and Founding Partner of Dekode. Magne wants to start an overdue conversation about three big risks — and opportunities — for WordPress agencies: 1) A lack of spaces for professional conversations… Continue reading The WordPress Enterprise Paradox

To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level… Continue reading To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

Post Status Excerpt (No. 71) — Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org

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

Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp

I’ve been collecting rtCamp news for a while — they have a great monthly newsletter — and here are some of the highlights worth sharing broadly. rtLearn = rtGrowth First of all, is rtLearn — not new but not as well known as it should be. As a large and growing company well positioned in… Continue reading Best Practices and Tools from rtCamp

WordPress Biz Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

WordPress Business News and Insights 2022 Web Almanac CMS findings • WP Cloud • Sponsored core contributor and sponsor data • WP Biz Dev • Female-Owned and Led WP Businesses • and more → Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 2022 Web Almanac CMS Report According to the CMS chapter of the just-released 2022 Web Almanac… Continue reading WordPress Biz Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

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

What is WP Cloud?

WP Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on the hosting infrastructure that’s behind WP.com, Pressable, and WordPress VIP with GridPane soon to follow. Agencies that want to white label their client hosting are ideal customers for WP Cloud via GridPane. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes WP Cloud has been flying under the… Continue reading What is WP Cloud?

1,122% 3-Year Growth

Multidots was ranked #560 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List this year. Noted at the end of the listing is a massive figure — they posted 1,122% growth over three years as a WordPress VIP Gold partner. They’ve also been building the future of collaborative editing in WordPress for a while, so in a… Continue reading 1,122% 3-Year Growth

WordPress at a Massive Scale

Cory Miller talks with Lead Solutions Engineer at WordPress VIP, Sean O’Shaughnessy. Learn about WordPress hosting at a massive scale with some blind case study examples. Recorded on August 12, 2022. Topics Discussed How Sean got into his present role The trouble with caching, internal and external requests, and dynamic database-driven publishing platforms. Headless and… Continue reading WordPress at a Massive Scale