Building a WordPress-based product business is a much different process than it used to be. People have to do something different and better than what has come before.
“RE: RE: RE: RE: Needs input.” Gravity Flow helps organizations get rid of this nonsense, by extending Gravity Forms to make custom form-based workflows for administrative approval and user input processes.
WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, has been released. Billie includes four major user-facing features that most website owners will experience on a semi-regular basis, and many other enhancements, bug fixes, and developer features.
Mike Jolley has agreed to terms to sell WP Job Manager to Automattic. Mike is already joining Automattic after the WooThemes acquisition — under his role as WooCommerce lead developer — and the sale of WP Job Manager is in part due to Automattic’s rules for employee side projects.
Matt Mullenweg announced today that Automattic has acquired WooThemes, whose flagship product is the popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce. All 55 team members at WooThemes will join Automattic, swelling ranks at Automattic by around 18%.
OptinMonster has changed the very core of their product today, and it is now a standalone SaaS (software as a service) product, versus a plugin that runs on users’ servers.
A coordinated plugin update occurred this morning between many popular WordPress plugins to address a common security vulnerability that allows for XSS cross-site scripting attacks.
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.
Twitter has finally announced an official WordPress plugin. It’s pretty thorough, and on a quick test run, works as advertised. Here’s a rundown of some of the features and background.
WooThemes announced a new product today, aimed at selling photography with WooCommerce. This is a good first step, and I’m excited to see an eCommerce product target the photography super-niche. That said, there is a ton of room in this market, and WordPress isn’t really solving photographers’ problems yet.
Yoast updated their popular Google Analytics plugin in December to include new stats dashboards that pull in Google Analytics data to your site. The stats are pretty fancy and give a nice quick glance at your stats without leaving your WordPress dashboard. They’ve learned some lessons about building a plugin feature at scale along the way too.
Postmatic is a new WordPress plugin that I think is quite promising. It’s aim is to eventually change the way you utilize WordPress email in many ways, but its comment functionality is what intrigued me immediately. Postmatic currently allows users to subscribe to comments and posts by email; but what sets it apart is that […]
Websites are complicated these days. Even when we work locally, we typically still need to make a bunch of calls to external, online applications, on any given page load. If you’re ever without an internet connection, but still attempt to work (novel concept, right?), then you have experienced this frustration. Andrew Norcross recently created a […]
Scott Kingsley Clark notified me this morning that a security update has been released for all versions of Pods 2.0 and later. Pods allows for the creation or extension of WordPress content types. Any website that uses the feature to extend WordPress’ default Users with Pods are vulnerable to this bug. Here’s how Scott describes […]
WP eCommerce is one of the oldest WordPress plugins you’ll find. That it’s an eCommerce plugin — built on WordPress, well before such a thing seemed sensible — is even more of a testament to just how impressive this plugin is. It’s been under development for eight years, and is nearing 3 million downloads on […]
Fundify is a crowdfunding theme and plugin combination, that operates on top of Easy Digital Downloads. Created by Astoundify, the Fundify plugin is a free download on WordPress.org, and they monetized the product through a complimentary WordPress theme, sold on ThemeForest. The theme has done well on ThemeForest, with 2,630 sales — to a tune […]
Jetpack 3.0 has just shipped with a major overhaul of the admin area. I’ve long desired change, and Jetpack has finally made quite a significant one. The settings page is still very heavily Jetpack branded, but the interface for activating, deactivating, and managing the various modules is vastly improved. In addition to the UI changes, […]