Kevin Ohashi shared the results of his latest (2021) WordPress Hosting Benchmarks — and he has hauch a new website dedicated to his annual reports. WooCommerce hosts get their own section and separate benchmarks. Plans from different hosting companies are compared based on their monthly fees, with categories ranging from <$25 to $500+ a month. 📊
Every week, Ellipsis’ Weather Report will show how much WordPress and WooCommerce search and advertiser activity has increased or dropped relative to the previous week. By watching these two trendlines, you can gauge whether your own search and sales trends are performing in line with the industry at large.
What if open source values and ways of thinking point to solutions WordPress businesses can uniquely embrace?
Most WordPress websites probably use phpMyAdmin (via hosting providers), so it’s nice to see that they successfully completed a security audit as part of Mozilla’s Secure Open Source Fund. This fund is new to me, and looks like a great initiative.
The folks at MarketPress did a poll to see how big of shops people have built and managed with WooCommerce. 29% of respondents said they’d built a shop with 250-1000 products, and 11% said they’d built one with “1000+” products. It’s an interesting poll, but I see two problems. First, fewer than 40 people responded….
The wc_get_checkout_url function is very useful when you customize the Checkout or My Account page URL in WooCommerce.
ThemeCloud is a new strategy from MOJO Marketplace, a subsidiary of hosting behemoth EIG, that aims to enable quick-start WordPress websites. The offering sits somewhere in the middle between a hosted solution and managed hosting. The biggest pitches are access to a number of otherwise commercial themes, and an auto setup process so that the…