Learning and Pulling Together
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Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too — by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.

Who’s Going to Pay for All This?
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Who’s Going to Pay for All This?

Magne Ilsaas wants WordPress to be more than the pragmatic choice for enterprise clients. He wants WordPress agencies to be known for a distinct WordPress culture and mindset. Alain Schlesser, Carole Olinger, Carl Alexander, and Zach Stepek have a frank talk with Bob Dunn about the costs of not supporting WordPress contributors. Post Status members including Dave Loodts, Marius Jensen, Jeremy Ward, and Chris Reynolds discuss the looming PHP 7.4 EOL. Plus Jb Audras‘ breakdown of contributions to the WordPress 6.1 release. For your weekend reading, some news and insights from business, workplace, webtech, and govtech writers beyond the WordPress bubble.

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22
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Post Status Picks for the Week of August 22

How to hire or build a diverse team with @Piccia and @UnderRepdInTech • @BobWP on FftF • @heyadamsilver reviews @ForumWP on @kitchensinkwp • @MasterWP on burnout and breaks w/ @Ny_the_Creator • The All Star FSE Outreach Team has a Hallway Hangout on block theming • @TheWPMinute with all the news in 3 minutes and 46 seconds.

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SaaS, Plugin, or Both?

The perennial question — to SaaS or not to SaaS? Both? WordPress-centric product and marketing, or not so much? Danielle Di-Tommaso and Josh Barling from Acsell join Vito Peleg from Atarim to talk about their experiences in these scenarios with Woo BizChat hosts Robbie Adair and Robert Jacobi. First Time at WordCamp? By the way,…

Post Status Picks for the Week of August 8
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Post Status Picks for the Week of August 8

Should you build or capture an audience? JR Farr notes the pros and cons for each. On the Matt Report, Marc Benzakein shares a retrospective on ServerPress. Allie Nimmons and Teron Bullock discuss how to deal with negative criticism online in Press The Issue. Do we need a WordPress debate club? Bob Dunn has tips for first-time WordCampers, and Working Code looks at reducing the complexity of shipping code.

Partnerships in WordPress and WooCommerce
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Partnerships in WordPress and WooCommerce

Bob Dunn breaks down the main types of partnerships he sees working (in different contexts) in the Woo/WP space: Affiliates and income-generating partnerships The Real Business Partnership The Sponsorship Partnership The Soft Partnership Read/listen to the whole thing for good insights and advice on these options to gain value from relationships with others.

Post Status Comments (No. 12) — WordPress Lite
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Post Status Comments (No. 12) — WordPress Lite

What if there was a “lite” version of WordPress that was still WordPress — still customizable under the hood but tuned up for a great user experience for particular use cases? For example — could a lite version be used to allow an admin to literally build an online store in minutes from a mobile device? How about just a note taking app with cool open web features? What if, what if, what if…!!!

Post Status Comments (No. 6) — The State of the WordPress News European Edition
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Post Status Comments (No. 6) — The State of the WordPress News European Edition

Get new perspectives on last years’ biggest news stories — which ones mattered most, to whom, and why? This is the European edition of the first Annual Post Status News Draft.

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