Moving and Not Moving With the Crowd
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Moving and Not Moving With the Crowd

This week’s WordPress business highlights for Post Status: Lesley Sim is pivoting Newsletter Glue to an upmarket clientele. A discussion starter about WordPress UX. Do we need a curated plugin ecosystem, more open standards, and easy access to current expert consensus points in key knowledge areas? Time to bail out of Twitter? PayPal? Katie Keith tells her HeroPress story.

To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! β€” Post Status Draft 127
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To Heck with Black Friday, I’m Raising My Prices! β€” Post Status Draft 127

This week in Post Status Slack, Lesley Sim, the founder of Newsletter Glue, dropped this announcement: “While everybody is offering discounts for Black Friday, we’re planning to significantly raise prices. We’ll be narrowing our target audience and focusing mainly on medium-large publishers and online businesses; working with them more closely and providing a high level of customization and support.” What motivated Lesley’s decision? Where does she expect it to take her company? How can plugin owners find enterprise agency partners? Listen to this episode of Post Status Draft and find out.

Gmail Clipping…Cured

This is great β€” an email size checker that counts up how many Kb your outgoing email will be β€” for Newsletter Glue. Lesley Sim showed it to me a while ago. In the past I used to do this manually some of the time when drafting Post Status newsletters because Gmail cuts off messages…

Substacking the Deck πŸƒ Jared Newman…

Substacking the Deck πŸƒ Jared Newman notes over at FastCompany that “writers who crave independence should skip Substack.” He refers to several WordPress-powered alternatives, including Newsletter Glue “which lets me instantly send out WordPress posts as nicely formatted newsletters.” βœ‰οΈ Personally, I don’t find Substack too appealing. It reminds me of Medium back in its…

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