Some significant recent news about Gutenberg…

Some significant recent news about Gutenberg and its release has come out this week. Matt Mullenweg announced an expansion of the release team and named some members of the WordPress community who will help lead “the critical focuses required for a smooth and successful release.” Things like triage, accessibility, REST API, and themes are mentioned….

Gutenberg 2.8 was released officially on May…

Gutenberg 2.8 was released officially on May 4. This was a “polish more” release, but it still included some new additions like a “Spacer” block to create empty areas and a server-side render component. There are some nice improvements to the color palette component too. Zach Silveira has created Gutenblock which allows developers to create Gutenberg blocks…

Gone, but not lost

Jesse Petersen died yesterday, July 5th. He was a valued member of the WordPress community, but more importantly, he was a man who loved his family, was comforted by the faithfulness of his God, and who lived every day looking forward. None of us know when it is our time to go. But Jesse knew…

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Rainmaker goes service only, sells partial stake to Nimble Worldwide

Rainmaker launched in April of 2014, and now it’s moving from a SaaS product model to a service-only model, which includes a partial buyout to a new stakeholder — Nimble Worldwide. I was excited about the launch of the hosted and highly customized WordPress service, and at one point, Copyblogger (now Rainmaker Digital) credited Rainmaker…

StudioPress relaunched, going all in on a hosted product

StudioPress has a brand new look, and is now marketing itself primarily as StudioPress Sites. At a foundational level, StudioPress Sites feels like a mashup of other products under the parent company umbrella, backed by the powerful StudioPress brand. In reality, nothing is that simple. StudioPress Sites is hosted WordPress, a thing I’ve long advocated…

Rainmaker Digital passes $12 million in revenue, 60+ employees

Rainmaker Digital is the newish name of the formerly known Copyblogger Media. Brian Clark recently did an interview with Andrew Warner of Mixergy, where he discussed the state of the business, where things are going, and what to expect. It was pretty enlightening. I’m just going to call them Rainmaker from now on because it’s easier….

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