Daniel Bachhuber’s blog post on open Source, and why “you’re doing it wrong” continues to espouse his views on contributing to open source and what it means for your profitability as a developer. “If you think open source is building your business on semi-abandoned or poorly-maintained public code, you’re doing it wrong.” He thinks there’s a better way, but that it’s going to take companies stepping up to make it happen.
One of the oldest commercial WordPress Plugins gets a facelift. In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David Bisset and Cory Miller talk about the recent 2.5 update to Gravity Forms. Cory reflects on the early days of the WordPress ecosystem. David recounts how Gravity Forms was his first major plugin purchase as a freelancer….
🎯 Eric Karkovack explains why focusing on long-term goals is so difficult: “Running a business often means dividing your focus… The irony is that long-term goals are what ensures that your design business will still be around years from now. That’s why it’s crucial to dedicate some time and energy towards maintaining them.”
Dries Buytaert wrote a post analyzing the contributions to Drupal, and who sponsored them. Despite the large number of individual contributors, a relatively small number do the majority of the work. Approximately 51% of the contributors involved got just one credit. The top 30 contributors (or top 0.5% contributors) account for over 21% of the…
I discovered a new WordPress theme today, thanks to a tweet from Ian Stewart, called Forefront. Forefront is a business theme by Automattic that is available on both WordPress.com and on Creative Market for WordPress.org users. Forefront has its own domain, which is interesting. They don’t do that too often as far as I’m aware….
The perennial question — to SaaS or not to SaaS? Both? WordPress-centric product and marketing, or not so much? Danielle Di-Tommaso and Josh Barling from Acsell join Vito Peleg from Atarim to talk about their experiences in these scenarios with Woo BizChat hosts Robbie Adair and Robert Jacobi. First Time at WordCamp? By the way,…
I ran across this one thanks to Pippin Williamson mentioning it. WP Push is a highly focused extension market that creates push notification functionality for WordPress plugins and apps. They’ve got them for Jetpack, the bb’s, various eCommerce software, and more. This seems like a great niche focus for a commercial product.