Matt Cromwell argues for the Single Purpose Philosophy in WordPress plugin development: “a plugin should have one central purpose, no matter how great or small.” Matt shows how this philosophy operates in WooCommerce, Give, and the Activity Log plugin. Overall Matt thinks most plugin developers are following this philosophy, and it’s “users who have unrealistic expectations” who need to understand it better.
HeroPress aims to help WordPress professionals around the world that have felt excluded by the western WordPress community. There are a large number of WordPress developers in the world that feel excluded from the Western WordPress community for a variety of reasons, including culture, language, location, time zone, and personal challenges. We’re finding people around…
Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo:
1) Ensure all search results are relevant.
2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface.
3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author.
Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress • Tom Lach on the costs of rapid growth — It’s not for everyone • The Future of GiveWP and the Block Editor • Evolving Edupack — and Sunsetting It • and more…
Has your WordPress company been acquired? You’re not alone.
Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org • Are Active Install Counts Relevant to Your Business’s Success? (Even if they are accurate? And they haven’t been.) • Let’s Fix What’s Broken (The Plugin Repo) Not What Isn’t (The Freemium Model) • Follow Leaders, Adopt Standards • Tools and expertise from rtCamp • Some great and “doable” ideas for the future of plugin business metrics on the .org repo. Could some of them help put an end to intrusive and manipulative dark patterns in the WordPress Admin dashboard and notifications?
Brian Krogsgard talks with GiveWP’s (former) CEO and COO, co-founders Devin Walker and Matt Cromwell following their acquisition.