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DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways is an investment in the WordPress ecosystem with an emphasis on “digital agencies, eCommerce sites, bloggers, freelance developers and builders hosting on WordPress.”
Extendify’s Chris Lubkert and Artur Grabowski unpack how WordPress founders can build a network of potential buyers early on to enhance the sellability of their product for a future exit. I’ve had many conversations with Chris and Artur over the past couple of years, and their approach and values continue to impress me. It’s highly…
WordPress success stories are great, but this time, you’re going to read about a failure. It’s about the Speed Booster Pack plugin and the depressing, constant decline of its active installs.
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
Post Status members discuss declining revenue — and how to offset it. How will the market slump affect acquisitions and sale prices?
Quay Morgan is a self-proclaimed science and data nerd who wound up in WordPress quite by accident. He’s the product lead for Ninja Forms.
Do the WordPress.com pricing changes represent an opportunity for the WordPress product ecosystem, a blow to democratized publishing, or the beginning of a slow pivot in the service’s identity away from blogging to managed WordPress hosting?
Newfold acquires YITH, Hostopia. Wordfence stops FastOrSlow.com. DigitalOcean acquires CSS-tricks. Tips and tricks for WordPress devs.
An App Store for WordPress.com? Performance Team Gathers Steam. WP Notify. FSE Beta. Block is Beautiful. Security, Plugin, Dev, Acquisitions.
Post Status went through a lot of change in 2021. What’s coming in 2022?
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
Do mergers increase or decrease opportunity? Matt Mullenweg spoke with Michelle Frechette about the economics of WordPress after SOTW.
Why are so many acquisitions happening in the WordPress space? Why now? What’s the motivation to sell? How does it affect WordPress?
There were at least four acquisitions announced almost back-to-back this week in the WordPress space. David and Cory review them all.
In the latest WordPress acquisition, Sandhills is joining Awesome Motive. Pippin Williamson talks with Cory about WordPress: past and future.
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