Running a successful membership site in real life, with Jonathan Williamson
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Running a successful membership site in real life, with Jonathan Williamson

This interview is with Jonathan Williamson, co-founder of CGCookie. Heโ€™s going to talk to us about running a real world membership website on WordPress. Jonathan is Pippin Williamson’s twin brother, and he has years of experience running membership websites. There is much that we can learn from him.

Interview with Chris Lema: a journey to working full time with WordPress
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Interview with Chris Lema: a journey to working full time with WordPress

On May 28th, 2012, I was virtually introduced to Chris Lema. He had 653 Twitter followers at the time. I know so, because that’s how we were introduced โ€” through an email from Twitter telling me he was now following me. At the time, he’d not even started daily writing on his personal blog; he…

Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web
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Chris Coyier on WordPress, business, and building the web

Chris Coyier is not a stranger to most of us web workers. He’s aย designer at CodePen, a writer at CSS-Tricks, and a podcaster at ShopTalk. He uses WordPress on all three of his primary projects. For years, Chris has been a consistent advocate for the platform. He developsย his own websites with WordPress, but his day-to-day…

Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use
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Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use

Finally, finally someone has done it. They’ve combined the power of self-hosted WordPress with the ease of hosted WordPress.com. Evermore is WordPress for everyone. It comes with “the most important functionality built in.” There aren’t loads of tiny upsells like other hosted services (I’m looking at you, WordPress.com), and there are only two plans. It…

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 memberย of the commercial WordPress theme spaceย since 2009. He started by selling themes on ThemeForest. He transitioned to the Okay Themes brand in December of 2011.ย 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…

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