Over, Under, Around, and Through
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Over, Under, Around, and Through

This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be setting in that the data is not open source and not the property of the WordPress community. Like last week’s episode of Post Status Draft with Katie Keith of Barn2 Plugins, Till KrΓΌss (Object Cache Pro, Relay) offers a lot of lessons this week about less travelled paths to success in the plugin business even as a very small company or company of one. Performance, testing, and support are key, interrelated parts of Till’s success and probably the most important ones to borrow in your own life and work if they resonate.

Till KrΓΌss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance β€” Post Status Draft 126
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Till KrΓΌss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance β€” Post Status Draft 126

Till KrΓΌss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today.

Eric Mann notes that “WordPress nonces…

Eric Mann notes that “WordPress nonces are, admittedly, not numbers and not used once.” Since they’re not “true nonces,” WordPress nonces “fall down horribly” and constitute a “fatal flaw” when developers use them to secure the admin. πŸ”“ Eric says we urgently need “true cryptographic operations,” and there’s a possible path to that destination, but…

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