It's amazing to think that in only seven years, Envato has grown to 200+ employees and helps so many thousands of people in their community distribute their work. That work, as announced for the first time in Collis Ta'eed's 2013 wrap up, exceeds $140,000,000 in lifetime earnings. Incredible.
The new European VAT rules rolled out at the beginning of January, and they really complicate selling digital goods to Europeans. I have done a ton of research and reading, and this is the most straightforward post I could make from it to try and wrap up the state of the EU VAT rules for WordPress business owners and eCommerce shops.
Copyblogger media, the partner/parent company of well-known WordPress brand StudioPress, has released a new service called Site Monitor. It monitors your website for downtime, offers update monitoring for WordPress sites, plenty of built in notification methods. Looks pretty nice, with a relatively low price floor of $6 / month.
A new service from Automattic will build sites on WordPress.com for customers starting at $4,900. How will this impact WordPress freelancers?
Automattic is acquiring a security firm that has yet to be named or officially announced. The acquisition is said to be Automattic’s largest yet. Matt Mullenweg spoke to TechWeekEurope about security within WordPress and a bit about this acquisition. Well, I’m super curious who it is and how much the deal is worth. But increased…
I always enjoy annual reflections from business owners in the WordPress space, but this one went above and beyond. Going into this level of detail is a rare and valuable source of insight.
In 2019-20, only four plugins entered the space and broke into the upper tiers. These were Site Kit for Google, Facebook for WooCommerce, Creative Mail for WordPress and WooCommerce, and Google Ads and Marketing by Kliken. Has the WordPress.org repository become a closed shop, a tapped-out ecosystem where the winners have taken all? Here are some suggestions about how to break in or changes that could be proposed to open and diversify the repository. Until that happens, do growth charts matter?