WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.
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WP eCommerce: What’s old is new again.

WP eCommerce is one of the oldest WordPress plugins you’ll find. That it’s an eCommerce plugin — built on WordPress, well before such a thing seemed sensible — is even more of a testament to just how impressive this plugin is. It’s been under development for eight years, and is nearing 3 million downloads on…

From ThemeForest to Array, the story of a theme business
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From ThemeForest to Array, the story of a theme business

Mike McAlister has been an active memberΒ of the commercial WordPress theme spaceΒ since 2009. He started by selling themes on ThemeForest. He transitioned to the Okay Themes brand in December of 2011.Β And at the end of March of this year, Mike transitioned yet again to Array. While these transitions may seem like arbitrary branding, to me…

WordPress 3.9 roundtable with core contributors
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WordPress 3.9 roundtable with core contributors

I was privileged to be joined by six core contributors to WordPress 3.9 for a Google Hangout where we talked about the new release, contributing to WordPress, and more. To learn more about WordPress 3.9, check out our summary. You can watch the full video right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ng3Jk1gdNc&feature=share   And here’s the audio: Direct Download…

Pantheon for WordPress: a website hosting and management platform
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Pantheon for WordPress: a website hosting and management platform

Pantheon is a website development, deployment, and hosting platform. But they aren’t just any host. They like to think of their product as a hosting killer, because in their mind, they do much more than just hosting. I heard about Pantheon for the first time last year, when it was a Drupal-only platform. When Pantheon…

The evolution of 10up
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The evolution of 10up

The ecosystem of businesses that have been built around WordPress is huge, but shallow. Few companies are both large (relatively speaking) and central to a broad WordPress community. With 60+ employees, some of which are very well-known WordPress developers, 10up has quickly become a central figure in the WordPress world. Big WordPress companies with significant…

Interview with Drew Strojny, Founder of The Theme Foundry
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Interview with Drew Strojny, Founder of The Theme Foundry

I had the pleasure to interview Drew Strojny, founder of The Theme Foundry, about their work at The Theme Foundry, their philosophies about themes, and their latest theme release, Oxford. Direct Download Drew is a former Duke football player that spent a few years in the NFL before he started a small business doing general…

Meet Joshua Benton, Director of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab
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Meet Joshua Benton, Director of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab

Joshua Benton runs a small newsroom of four full time staff. They publish around fifteen items a week on Nieman Lab, their WordPress based website. Their newsroom is different than most newsrooms though, because they mostly publish about other newsrooms. The Nieman Journalism Lab was started by Josh in 2007, and today is a highly…

Cory Miller, Founder & CEO of iThemes
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Cory Miller, Founder & CEO of iThemes

I had the opportunity recently to talk to Cory Miller, the founder of iThemes. Cory started iThemes in January 2008, so they are currently celebrating their 6th anniversary. Cory is a really thoughtful businessman and leader, and I really enjoyed our chat. If you’d like a good compliment to this interview, also listen to his…

Interview with Mark Forrester, co-founder of WooThemes
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Interview with Mark Forrester, co-founder of WooThemes

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting WooThemes HQ in Cape Town, South Africa. Throughout the week I had the opportunity to interact with WooThemes’ co-founders Mark Forrester and Magnus Jepson, as well as the rest of the Cape Town based managers and Woo Ninjas. It gave me a great opportunity to see the…

Interview the interviewer: Matt Medeiros of Matt Report
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Interview the interviewer: Matt Medeiros of Matt Report

Matt Medeiros is a WordPress entrepreneur and podcaster from a town between Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Matt is also a co-founder of Slocum Studios, a web consultancy. One of Matt’s podcasts is the Matt Report, where he interviews WordPress professionals and digs deep into their stories, their businesses, their successes and their struggles….

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