First of the Independents
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First of the Independents

Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions isn’t the only big business story in WordPress. Partnerships are increasing too. Founders investing in founders. Product companies and agencies expanding their own ecosystems. Informal partnerships to protect common interests. There are a lot of ways to grow on your own terms in WordPress.

Networking Done Right

Extendify’s Chris Lubkert and Artur Grabowski unpack how WordPress founders can build a network of potential buyers early on to enhance the sellability of their product for a future exit. I’ve had many conversations with Chris and Artur over the past couple of years, and their approach and values continue to impress me. It’s highly…

Market Size and Market Shares: Thinking Bigger About the WordPress Economy
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Market Size and Market Shares: Thinking Bigger About the WordPress Economy

$635.5 billion…That’s “billion,” with a “B.” Let’s look at the size of the universe inhabited by our market of markets of cathedrals and bazaars: the WordPress ecosystem. How should we think about WordPress’s market share or, maybe more accurately, its shares? Are we selling them short and dampening growth?

Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market
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Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market

ChurchThemes was started by Frankie Jarrett in 2011. Frankie is now the Head of WordPress Product at X-Team, makers of Stream — a product I reviewed a few months ago. Frankie also talked about Stream and ChurchThemes on the Matt Report recently. Today, Lift is announcing the acquisition of ChurchThemes. Lift is a consultancy and also owner of UpThemes,…

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