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In this episode of Post Status Draft, I talk to Syed Balkhi about Awesome Motive's acquisition of All In One SEO, the long-running SEO plugin by Michael Torbert, which boasts more than 2 million active installs.
Shopify has a lot going for it. WooCommerce, though, is the better platform for ecommerce on the Open Web.
Alex Denning at WP Zoom tells the story of the rise and fall of their page builder tool, including what they learned. The product existed for more than two years. After noticing the plugin, “created too much confusion,” and that…
Beka Rice and I cover the week in WordPress news with a short format (~15 minute) podcast. This week we talk about Mesh (an upcoming app by Automattic), 4.3 and 4.4 release leads, April Fools', and Array's year in review.
Bloggers and journalists are experimenting with new models of monetization and independent publishing. One of the pioneers of subscription-based independent blog-based journalism just called it quits, but we should still laud his pioneering effort, not call blogging dead (again).
Coen Jacobs posted about a couple of examples where theme authors were bundling commercial plugins into their commercial themes. This is incredibly dumb, which Coen gives good reasons as to why. The comments are also worth reading. And for an…
Genericons is a 100% GPL icon font by Automattic. It's in use with twenty thirteen, and I'm excited about it. It looks like a great option for most themes that need fairly few, simple icons. I'll be bundling this with…