Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) β€” Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 72) β€” Can We Get to “Yes” on Better UX?

This week in an article shared in Post Status Slack, Eric Karkovack suggested some ways to improve the WordPress user experience, especially for DIY users setting up a website for the first time. Some of the things Eric wants to see happen, like a standard interface for plugins and a curated view of the plugin ecosystem, are also commonly expressed by designers, developers, and people in other roles at WordPress agencies serving enterprise clients. Can we get everyone to “yes” on a better UX?

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.

Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022
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Business Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Vito Peleg, Atarimβ€˜s cofounder and CEO, explains how he β€œcracked” the partnership problem to find alignment with other companies that can help them all accelerate their growth. Alex Denning on the launch of EllipsisWeather Report: β€œWe’ve never had this insight before, and it is exciting and terrifying to bring this kind of β€˜live’ view of the industry, to the industry.” The acquisition trend is still up, on average. Meet Post Status business member Penske Media Corporation β€” PMC.

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Kevin Ohashi: Deep History, Integrity, and Hosting Benchmarks

This is a great interview with Ryan MacDonald of Liquid Web and Kevin Ohashi from Review Signal if you value depth and breadth of experience and vision in experts. The history of the hosting industry is interesting on its own terms, and these two go back a long way. You may be surprised at what…

Week in review: VIP learning, Javascript pervasiveness, and changing lives with WordPress
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Week in review: VIP learning, Javascript pervasiveness, and changing lives with WordPress

Welcome to the second “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. WP Sessions VIP My friend Brian Richards is going full-force with WP Sessions and its new VIP offering. WP Sessions is a great way to…

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