Eric Karkovack breaks down the pros, the cons, and the use cases for going with a pre-built WordPress theme or going down the custom-built path. 👨🎨
Eric Karkovack thinks WordPress’s 40% market share may have been achieved because it has been stable and extensible so long people trust it and stick with it. The key to staying on top is innovation, lower barriers for new developers, and better communication that supports community engagement. 👑
What if there was a “lite” version of WordPress that was still WordPress — still customizable under the hood but tuned up for a great user experience for particular use cases? For example — could a lite version be used to allow an admin to literally build an online store in minutes from a mobile device? How about just a note taking app with cool open web features? What if, what if, what if…!!!
🎯 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.”
Post Status has been a haven for kindness and generosity, but it’s thanks to our members, readers, listeners, colleagues, and friends that the work we do together and the fun we have is good, meaningful, and regenerative for our community. On that note, this is my last post in my role as editor at Post Status…
Andy Stitt is the lead developer of his state’s (Delaware) COVID-19 informational website (built with WordPress). Andy sat down with Eric Karkovack for an interesting interview recently: “Initially, we worked with the governor’s office, public health, and emergency management to define the scope, information architecture, content, etc. We got approval to build a WordPress website…
Is there a win-win solution for plugin owners fighting churn and their professional WordPress customers, like agencies and freelancers?