Sarah Gooding has written for WPMU for years. I was able to track her archive page back to October 2009. She announced this morning she's joined Audrey, Matt Mullenweg's research and investment arm, and is going to write about WordPress on WP Tavern full time. Sarah is a great writer, and WP Tavern will be better with her there and focusing full time on writing about WordPress. Congratulations to all of those involved.
Joost de Valk has an analysis of CMS market share numbers from W3Techs. Joost’s key findings are: WooCommerce‘s market share is three times as big as Shopify, but Shopify is growing. If current trends continue, Shopify, Joomla, SquareSpace, and Wix will be in the #2, #3, #4, and #5 positions. Drupal will drop from #3…
John Maeda published his Design in Tech Report for 2018 with an interactive slide version and a straight text version. John focuses on three concepts: classical design, design thinking, and computational design. One of his “key observations” is “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.” 🎯
Wordfence has a created a whitepaper aimed at developers and security researchers to share how coding flaws can introduce some of the most common and significant WordPress vulnerabilities — and how to prevent them. 🔒
Despite having such a vast market share, we lack a common set of competencies for the people working and hiring in the WordPress space.
Pressgram, an Instagram for WordPress Kickstarter app proposal, lost its primary backer today. Matt Mullenweg had backed the project with the highest $10,000 support level, and retracted it after learning the app would not be open source. John Saddington, who is behind Pressgram, responded to the news on the project blog.
I remember reading this before I started Post Status. It needs to be noted here just how useful this post on classing up your queries is. Brad gives examples for making it easier to extend WP_Query in your projects.