Joe Foley posted on WPMU about news curation and their Autoblog plugin, and it's relevant to this space. He discusses the value of curated news sites (which I agree with) and says how their plugin can help make one great (which I disagree with). To me, the value of curation is when it's curated with personal touch. When curation is automated, personality is lost; not to mention that you also lose the ability to be picky from particular sources. You become attached to the RSS feed and anything that comes with it. Just my two cents, read it for yourself.
The Plugin Economy interviewed Nathan Singh, who at the start of 2018 acquired Envira Gallery and Soliloquy Slider from Thomas Griffin and Syed Balkhi. Nathan, a relative newcomer to the WordPress space and community, goes on to relate his thoughts about marketing and the challenges of having a plugin business with a relatively small team….
Brian Richards and I cover the week in WordPress news with a new short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews.
Jon Christopher recently sold SearchWP to Awesome Motive. Learn what motivated Jon to make the sale, and get his view of search in WordPress core.
It was the first truly busy day in WordPress core land since the release of WordPress 4.4. Two big things happened: A maintenance and security update was released in WordPress 4.4.1, and the security component affected all versions back that can be auto-updated, to 3.7. WordPress 4.5 kicked off with the first meeting to discuss some…
The New York Times explains how they built a proprietary “collaborative editing CMS” for their newsrooms. It’s an impressive piece of software, but it’s a shame how much cool engineering goes into closed systems. Would the Times sharing this effort as an open-source project limit their business opportunities? 🤐
WordPress 4.7, “Vaughan”, has been released with the all new WordPress REST API Content Endpoints, a new default theme, many customizer features, and much, much more.