Till Krüss 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.
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
This is a great explainer from Cozmos Labs for setting up WooCommerce as a private/walled garden store. Why do that? I’ll tell you why! It should be a 1-click install blueprint too.
My first experiences with “nulled” (or back in the day “cracked”) software date back to the golden days of the Atari 8-bit and Commodore Amiga. Blank floppy disks were cheap, and like most kids, I did not have a lot of money or even at times access to legitimate software distributors. Naturally, the way we…
Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship returns to WCUS › Think like a platform again! › Leo Gopal on support for mental health in the community › WP Accessibility Day › Performance Lab 1.1.0 › The WordPress Way › Dropping jQuery for speed › More to WP than Headless and FSE for devs › and more…
We interviewed Mark Westguard of WS Form to learn about the business, what he values at Post Status & to learn his best business advice.
Lots of WordPress core, Gutenberg, and WordCamp news this week. Are off-forum .org support requests OK? Matt: Tumblr will be open sourced. What’s the WP Way?
Dave Rodenbaugh talks about setting expectations for support in the WordPress repository where users can download plugins for free.
When — and what — should you outsource to SaaS and open source? Learn this an more from Dave Rodenbaugh, founder of Recapture.io.
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
Matt Medeiros, Joe Howard, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Sarah Gooding discuss the WordPress news space with David Bisset and Dan Knauss.
Shopify has a lot going for it. WooCommerce, though, is the better platform for ecommerce on the Open Web.
Jono Bacon notices that GPL license usage has dropped (more than half since 2010) and asks why. His theory revolves around the increased growth of open source in business, and a “nervousness” around the GPL in the commercial world.
You’ve probably heard about as much as you want to hear regarding Wix and the GPL issues surrounding their mobile app release by now. However, I want to help sift through the noise. First, some links: Matt Mullenweg’s open letter to Wix Avishai Abrahami’s (Wix CEO) response to Matt Tal Kol’s (Wix engineer) story about…
Leland Fiegel has a must-read roundup of GPL myths with easy to understand explanations. it’s nice to see these points detailed by a WordPress theme shop owner, and anyone producing products with the GPL license should give this a read over. I’ve spent a shocking amount of time researching various legal areas around WordPress, and Leland’s post is…
Pippin Williamson is selling his Easy Content Types plugin, after five years of managing it under Pippin’s Plugins. Easy Content Types spent two years on Code Canyon before he moved it to his personal site. It still sells pretty well, and he states on the post, “the plugin has averaged 29 sales per month and…
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