Post Status Picks for the Week of August 8
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Post Status Picks for the Week of August 8

Should you build or capture an audience? JR Farr notes the pros and cons for each. On the Matt Report, Marc Benzakein shares a retrospective on ServerPress. Allie Nimmons and Teron Bullock discuss how to deal with negative criticism online in Press The Issue. Do we need a WordPress debate club? Bob Dunn has tips for first-time WordCampers, and Working Code looks at reducing the complexity of shipping code.

PluginTut has just been launched by Matt Medeiros. It’s…

PluginTut has just been launched by Matt Medeiros. It’s the companion tutorials site for his new PluggedIn Radio podcast. Also catch three good Matt Report episodes out: Brad Williams of WDS, Chris Lema on life after Crowd Favorite, and Daan Tol on his $205,000 acquisition of WPLift. I just recorded an episode with Matt that should also be out next week.
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,…
Interview the interviewer: Matt Medeiros of Matt Report
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Interview the interviewer: Matt Medeiros of Matt Report

Matt Medeiros is a WordPress entrepreneur and podcaster from a town between Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Matt is also a co-founder of Slocum Studios, a web consultancy. One of Matt’s podcasts is the Matt Report, where he interviews WordPress professionals and digs deep into their stories, their businesses, their successes and their struggles….
OptinMonster aims to be the dominant WordPress conversion plugin
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OptinMonster aims to be the dominant WordPress conversion plugin

WordPress lead generation or conversion plugins are not typically my type of thing. In fact, I’ve hated every instance I’ve ever seen of them. But Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin have created OptinMonster, their take on a WordPress conversion plugin that I don’t hate. That’s a strong compliment for this kind of plugin from me….
WordPress podcasts to keep an eye on
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WordPress podcasts to keep an eye on

The WordPress podcast landscape seems to be exploding. I’ve been keeping my queue filled for a while now with the shows available. Let’s talk about a few. The DradCast The DradCast is a carryover from WP Late Night, hosted by Sucuri CEO Dre Armeda and WebDevStudios co-founder Brad Williams. They are ridiculously experienced and well respected in…

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