The WP Agency Journey with D’nelle Dowis of Berry Interesting Productions— Post Status Draft 132
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The WP Agency Journey with D’nelle Dowis of Berry Interesting Productions— Post Status Draft 132

D’nelle Dowis has been a part of WordPress for more than a decade. Her passion for genuine, sustained relationships informs how she leads her agency. D’nelle talks about her experiences meeting clients where they are and helping them leverage technology to solve the challenges of today while making room for future opportunities. She shares why she values support, her thoughts on DIY, and how she makes room for her clients to ask the weird questions.

Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130
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Tom Willmot on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Enterprise WordPress — Post Status Draft 130

Sparked by Magne Ilsaas‘s ideas in The WordPress Enterprise Paradox, Tom started a Twitter thread and hosted a live discussion with Magne and others at enterprise WordPress agencies this week. Their main concern is the challenges that arise from not having a well-defined brand and market that allows “WordPress for the Enterprise” to stand out — without being ties to a particular WordPress company or host. After getting an outline of the problem as it stands today, I asked Tom what might help differentiate “Enterprise WordPress” as a collective or entire ecosystem of agencies operating within it. Can open-source values of sharing and cooperation shape a unique global identity for enterprise WordPress agencies? Is it time for an inter-agency association or “guild” to take on these challenges?

WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129
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WordPress In The Long View With James Farmer— Post Status Draft 129

James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how he thinks the WordPress business community should respond to the loss of active install growth data at WordPress.org.

InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128
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InstaWP: A Conversation and Tour with Founder Vikas Singhal — Post Status Draft 128

InstaWP is about a year old now — let’s take a tour of it and catch up with Vikas Singhal to see how he hopes it will evolve. Currently, it’s a testing, demonstration, training, and marketing tool for WordPress product owners and agencies. Next, Vikas aims for InstaWP to support a marketplace for developers and agencies launching WordPress sites. Finally, he envisions it becoming a platform of platforms — WordPress-as-a-Service for people building their own WPaaS

To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127
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To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! — Post Status Draft 127

This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level of customization and support.” What motivated Lesley’s decision? Where does she expect it to take her company? How can plugin owners find enterprise agency partners? Listen to this episode of Post Status Draft and find out.

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 126
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Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 126

Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today.

WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences — Post Status Draft 124
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WordCamp US San Diego 2022 Experiences — Post Status Draft 124

Cory and Michelle talk about their takeaways from WordCamp US. Highlights: The Post Status Huddle ahead of the conference. Areas to improve: Michelle explains her experience with some accessibility challenges. What everyone agrees on: we love getting together as a community!

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123
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Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship — Post Status Draft 123

For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in WordPress. How well does your part of the WordPress ecosystem support mentorship? Can we make mentoring a key way people contribute to WordPress’s future?

“We’re not a small village anymore.” A Conversation with Kim Lipari — Post Status Draft 121
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“We’re not a small village anymore.” A Conversation with Kim Lipari — Post Status Draft 121

WordPress as an economy or ecosystem is big, but the community and culture at its heart still feel small. Have we taken the time to really absorb the change that’s come over the past decade? What questions should we be asking about what got us here and where we’re going or want to go?

Maddy Osman on Writing for Humans and Robots — Post Status Draft 119
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Maddy Osman on Writing for Humans and Robots — Post Status Draft 119

In this episode of Post Draft, Post Status Editor Dan Knauss is joined by Maddy Osman. Maddy is the founder of The Blogsmith, a well-known brand in the WordPress space for quality writing that appeals to your target audience and search engines. Maddy has a new book out that can teach you some of her finely-honed skills. It’s called Writing for Humans and Robots: The New Rules of Content Style.

Pippin Williamson on the Sandhills Acquisition, Emerging Threats and Opportunities in WordPress — Post Status Draft 117
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Pippin Williamson on the Sandhills Acquisition, Emerging Threats and Opportunities in WordPress — Post Status Draft 117

In the latest WordPress acquisition, Sandhills is joining Awesome Motive. Pippin Williamson talks with Cory about WordPress: past and future.

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