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.

Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022
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Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Vito Peleg, Atarim‘s cofounder and CEO, explains how he “cracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Alex Denning on the launch of EllipsisWeather Report: “We’ve never had this insight before, and it is exciting and terrifying to bring this kind of ‘live’ view of the industry, to the industry.” The acquisition trend is still up, on average. Meet Post Status business member Penske Media Corporation — PMC.

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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,…

WooCommerce 6.7, Release Cadence update, “If you could change one thing in Woo,” and Marius Vetrici is WooDev of the Week
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WooCommerce 6.7, Release Cadence update, “If you could change one thing in Woo,” and Marius Vetrici is WooDev of the Week

This week WooCommerce 6.7 was released along with WooCommerce Blocks 7.8.3. Our good friend Rodolfo Melogli polled the Woo community for his 400th issue of WooWeekly: If you could change one thing in WooCommerce, what would it be?” Multidots shares a fascinating case study they have on both migration and multisite for RHRSwag.com. And Marius Vetrici is the WooDev profile of the week. He’s been writing code since 1994 and has 10+ programming languages under his belt and 20+ years of experience. Despite (or because of?) that, he’s interested in low-code tools and refuses to buy shoes online. You’ve just got to try them on to get the perfect fit and feel of the shoe on the foot.

WooCommerce Update: Blocks 8.0, Checkout Block Payment Method Guide and Dummy Gateway, Licensing Solutions, Future of Payments, and Carl meets Bōggie
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WooCommerce Update: Blocks 8.0, Checkout Block Payment Method Guide and Dummy Gateway, Licensing Solutions, Future of Payments, and Carl meets Bōggie

It’s WooCommerce Blocks 8.0, and Woo 6.7’s final release is close. • A new guide with a tool to help you integrate payment methods with the Checkout Block. • What’s your preferred software licensing solution? • The Future of Payments, with David Mainayar and Robert Windisch. • When Carl met Bōggie.

What’s a WordPress “Developer?”
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What’s a WordPress “Developer?”

It’s a good time to celebrate growth, maturity — and longevity. This is our 500th issue. WordPress is 19! And the 6.0 release is just a few days old, with new and old hands contributing from all over the world. Many are “developers” of some kind. Those who are showing up every day to make the project work and to make a living in WordPress are the professionals. Here’s to them!

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