Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 67) β€” What Does Professionalism Mean in WordPress?

Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it β€” what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?

Nice weather they’re having
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Nice weather they’re having

Apparently unaffected by downward trends elsewhere, GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) posted some bullish numbers for their second quarter with revenue up 9% year-over-year, and net Income up 93% year-over-year. See the presentation slides and other prepared remarks from CEO Aman Bhutani and CFO Mark McCaffrey for more details. Some of the business highlights touching WooCommerce…

A rising tide lifts all hosts…

A rising tide lifts all hosts πŸ›₯️ More WordPress news on the hosting and eCommerce front: GoDaddy has launched new WooCommerce extensions, which according to the press release are from GoDaddy’s recent acquisition of SkyVerge. These extensions “increase the value of GoDaddy’s WooCommerce plugins from $3,000 to nearly $6,000 worth of premium extensions.” Chris Lema,…

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SkyVerge & GoDaddy

The team at SkyVerge is joining GoDaddy in a full company acquisition. All SkyVerge extensions and Jilt will go under the GoDaddy umbrella. In the announcement from SkyVerge, they gave a hint as to what is next: “While we’ll be building something new at GoDaddy, everything we’ve already built is a big part of that.”…

Matt Shaw shows how to set…

Matt Shaw shows how to set up Visual Studio Code and xDebug for WordPress development in a recently updated post. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Matt also touches on important extensions such as Git Lens (which adds simple git blame annotations to the line that you’re currently working on), PHP DocBlocker for simple docblocking, and the Prettier extension for…

How Easy Digital Downloads acquired 55 plugins

Over the course of several weeks, the Easy Digital Downloads team executed a series of changes to their marketplace to remove all third party plugins from their ecosystem. The move affected 55 plugins from 27 authors. Some were acquired. Some were delisted. Some were discontinued. Easy Digital Downloads also purged some of the plugins they…

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