Matt Medeiros, Joe Howard, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Sarah Gooding discuss the WordPress news space with David Bisset and Dan Knauss.
WordPress 6.1 rolls out on November 1. Help test 6.1 Release Candidate 3 — and the Rollback feature plugin. Be sure to look over the 6.1 DevNotes, Field Guides, and Team Updates.
Two conversion articles I read this weekend have stuck with me through the day on Monday. First, Indy mobile app developer Shevub Hussain describes how moving from a paid-only model to freemium for his (really handy looking) Comfy Read app killed his revenues. He made the mistake to think that his users were all power…
WordPress lead generation or conversion plugins are not typically my type of thing. In fact, I’ve hated every instance I’ve ever seen of them. But Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin have created OptinMonster, their take on a WordPress conversion plugin that I don’t hate. That’s a strong compliment for this kind of plugin from me….
Where is WordPress going in 2023? Read Josepha’s Big Picture Goals for the year. WordPress certifications are in the planning phases, and the foundation will include LearnWP. The Training Team is conducting a Needs Analysis. Help gather the community’s input. Plugins Team is seeking intentionally wrong plugins, and Core has the 6.2 Planning Roundup.
Wix, Shopify, and Squarespace are marketing absolutely everywhere, and spending fortunes to do so. The 3 companies listed here are on course to spend well over $200 million on marketing in 2015. In total, the 3 companies had revenues $141 million (Wix), $105 million (Shopify) and perhaps around $100 million (Squarespace), although they don’t disclose…