Cory Miller gives some career advice for programmers. Cory has been in the web business for a long time, and as the owner of iThemes, has significant authority in this arena. If you're a web developer and looking for some great career advice, think of Cory as if he was your boss and read what makes him excited about the developers that work for him. I think all of us can learn from his advice, whether developers, employers, or just folks in the web industry.
Natasha Golinsky is Principal and Lead Project Manager for On Purpose Projects. Learn how she kills scope creep and gets paid for discovery.
Warren Holmes is the Chief Information Officer at WooThemes. He tells a story on his personal blog how WooThemes opened up their documentation site from behind the paywall, and now that site is the referrer for 60% of their revenue. It’s pretty amazing what a happy accident that must be. I’ve always been an advocate…
WordPress plugin popularity has always been pretty tough to figure out. We only had download counts or independent, third party website scrapers to tell us anything. Now, WordPress.org itself has more data that’s being tested and launched to give us real insight into the popularity of WordPress plugins.
I enjoyed a conversation in Slack recently where plugin authors were discussing the difference between recurring revenue and lifetime value. I think it’s worth restating for the newsletter, as it’s a common question. In recent years, there have been several iterations of extending revenue opportunities for folks that sell access to support and updates for…
We don’t often talk about employment issues at Post Status. Good and bad stories about WordPress workplaces abound. Why single out this one? It is a very public issue, and it has to do with one of the largest employers in our space — one often cited as a great place to work: Automattic. That’s why I believe it merits deeper consideration.
Post Status Draft is a podcast about WordPress news and events hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week we discuss strategies for working locally, Underscore.js templating, and transparency in WordPress businesses.